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Cassidy + Ashton project wins national award and RIBA Stirling Prize nomination
June 27th, 2019

Cassidy + Ashton’s client project to refurbish the iconic Grade II listed Preston Bus Station has won a national RIBA award and made the longlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, one of the most coveted architecture awards in the world.

Working in partnership with London-based John Puttick Associates and on behalf of Lancashire County Council, the project won a RIBA National Award, which are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture.

As a result of the win, the project has made the longlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which is the highest accolade in British architecture.

Our director Alban Cassidy said: “Our teams always set out to achieve the highest standards and this award is just recognition for the talent and hard work of the project team.”

Other notable projects up for the Stirling Prize include Battersea Arts Centre in London, the restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Art Deco tea rooms in Glasgow, and Weston Tower, the most significant addition to Westminster Abbey since 1745.

Lawrence McBurney, a Cassidy + Ashton director, added: “The whole practice is overjoyed. We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work on such an important project and so proud we have been recognised by such an esteemed body.”

The full list of national winners can be found here.

The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is named after the architect James Stirling (who, ironically, was at university with our founder Gerald Cassidy!). 

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