Greater Manchester Chamber Building of the Year Award 2020

Members are being invited to make suggestions for this year's Building of the Year Award.

The aim of the award is to recognise a building’s contribution to Greater Manchester in terms of construction and development. This could include the building’s significance to the City Region, its impact on the local economy, its effect on the local community, its importance in terms of urban regeneration and environmental enhancement, its design excellence, or its contribution to urban design and townscape.

The following areas will be considered during the selection process:

  • Design quality

  • Construction techniques

  • Sustainability credentials

  • Function and use

  • Economic benefits

  • Community benefits

  • Value for money

  • Innovation and special features


Rules of entry:

  • The building must be within Greater Manchester.

  • The building can be new-build or refurbishment/conversion.

  • The building must have reached practical completion and be in the possession of the client by 18th September.

  • A shortlist will be announced by 9th November. Should government guidance allow at the time of shortlisting, buildings on the shortlist will receive a site visit from our panel of judges. 

  • The award will be presented to the commissioning body at the GM Chamber Property & Construction Awards Dinner taking place on 14th October 2021.

  • All shortlisted finalist’s will be expected to attend the Awards Dinner. 

To nominate a building for the award, click here and complete the form.

Deadline for nominations:  18th September 2020

Forms should be returned by email to the Events Team at Greater Manchester Chamber.

E: events@gmchamber.co.uk

T: 0161 393 4340

Previous winners include: Manchester Alliance Business School (2019) pictured right, The Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre (2018), Oldham Town Hall (2017) Maggie’s Manchester (2016), The Whitworth (2015), Manchester Central Library (2014) and No. 1 Riverside, Rochdale (2013).