Bowcliffe Hall’s magnificent Blackburn Wing is no stranger to awards and accolades; in fact, since the soaring copper and glass masterpiece was finished back in November 2014, it has been showered with praise and awards from numerous design and business communities. So before the shortlist for this year’s Leeds Architecture awards was announced, there was a possibility that it might have dropped off in favour of other, newer buildings in the region.
But as some of the Bowcliffe team settled down for some well-deserved drinks and an insight into Leeds’ finest architectural offerings, it seemed The Wing was to be equally as admired as it was two years ago. Announced as the Winner of the Young People’s Review category and receiving the Highly Commended Winner status in the New Building category – The Blackburn Wing missed out only to the stunning Victoria Gates Arcade – which has just been named as the Best Shopping Centre in the World at MIPIM 2017, so not a bad second place! As the only structure to be announced as a winner and commended winner in two categories, it’s clear that The Blackburn Wing still commands significant architectural prowess.
The Leeds Architecture Awards are a celebration of excellence in architectural design. The awards aim to promote a sense of pride in the new developments that are reshaping the city of Leeds and making a major contribution to its future development and prosperity. They recognise and reward innovation, sustainability and the teamwork that is at the heart of successful development and regeneration.
A spectacular venue that can accommodate up to 60 delegates theatre style, 26 delegates boardroom style, 42 delegates cabaret style, 60 for formal dining and up to 120 for a drinks reception, The Blackburn Wing is unique and unforgettable. To enquire about holding your corporate event, party, wedding, meeting or team building event in The Blackburn Wing, get in touch with the events team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01937 541111.