RIBA National Award for Albert Works

The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK which are considered to be significant contributions to architecture. We are honoured to have Albert Works recognised with a RIBA National Award this year.

Albert Works creates a headquarter office that sympathetically builds on Sheffield’s industrial heritage. The project for local developer City Estates involved the conversion of four disused red-brick warehouses with the integration of a new central open plan infill to create approximately 1,600sqm of flexible workspace for brand and marketing agency, Jaywing.

The RIBA National judges comments included the following:

“This project brings back into use four virtually derelict warehouse buildings. Existing perimeter buildings have been carefully refurbished with a new courtyard infill, providing a double-height space and integrated core. New elements are crisp and modern insertions that create flexible workspace for Jaywing, a Sheffield-based creative marketing agency. The project ‘speaks’ Sheffield with confidence.

Cartwright Pickard has skilfully negotiated a clever design which seeks to balance the potentially conflicting demands of landlord and tenant. Using construction management procurement allowed the developer client and end-user to be jointly involved in key decision-making.

The space is wonderfully lit by north lights and provides a generous and calm working environment.”

You can read the full judges citation here.