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Timekeepers Square wins RIBA Award

Salford regeneration scheme, Timekeepers Square, has been presented with a highly coveted Royal Institute of British Architects’ North West Award.

The scheme was one of six winners across the North West region, each chosen in recognition of their architectural excellence.

Designed for the English Cities Fund - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England – the development comprises 36 two, three and four-bedroom townhouses.

Set within the Adelphi/Bexley conservation area, the design is a contemporary re-interpretation of the scheme’s neighbouring Georgian terraces. Each block has been set out to re-establish the historic urban grain of the area, focusing on the architectural and urban focal point of Grade II* listed St Phillips Church, while also serving to define a new communal courtyard at the heart of the development.

In awarding the prize, the judges described the scheme as creating “a strong and delightful sense of place, intelligently exploiting the constraints of working within a conservation area”.

Andy Avery, director at Buttress said: “Timekeepers Square has rejuvenated this area of Chapel Street and created a new community at it’s heart. Winning a RIBA Award is an incredible achievement and we are delighted that the scheme has been recognised by our industry peers.”

Phil Mayall, regional director at the English Cities Fund, added: “This award is a great accolade for the entire team involved in the development of Timekeepers Square. The scheme has been a huge success to date and has made a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of Chapel Street.”

The win adds to a growing list of awards for Timekeepers Square. In March it was awarded a prestigious Civic Trust Award, selected from a shortlist of more than 60 international projects, and has won or been shortlisted for more than 10 property industry and architecture awards to date.