Sheffield Cathedral named Yorkshire Building of the Year

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Sheffield Cathedral has been named as the Yorkshire Building of the Year following its multi-million pound renovation.

The Sheffield Cathedral Gateway project was one of the biggest winners at the Royal Institute of British Architects Yorkshire Awards held in Leeds last night.

It won the Building of the Year award, as well as picking up the Yorkshire Conservation Award.

The cathedral was also named among the eight main winners of the overall Yorkshire Awards, which highlighted the best new buildings in the county.

Other Sheffield winners on the night include Sum Studios in Heeley and Sheffield Hallam University’s Heart of the Campus scheme, both named in the top eight.

Sum Studios also picked up the Yorkshire Sustainability Award at the event.

Emma England, director for RIBA Yorkshire and 2015 Awards Lay Assessor, said: “The ambitious Sheffield Cathedral Gateway Project won the Building of the Year Award due to very high levels of craftsmanship and restrained and expert detailing.

“The extent of this work isn’t instantly obvious, such as re-laying the entire floor and new services, but the clever re-design of the building entrance has made the Cathedral fully accessible for the first time in its history.”