Architecture projects shortlisted for regional award

Quadrant MK (Network Rail) Pic: Richard Bryant/
Quadrant MK (Network Rail) Pic: Richard Bryant/

Two buildings in Milton Keynes and one close by have been shortlisted for a south of England regional architecture award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) whittled down 50 entries to 21 for the shortlist in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire.

In Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the new Network Rail building, called The Quadrant:MK, by London based GMW Architects, has been put on the shortlist.

There is also a private house by Milton Keynes’ own David Grindley Architects. Its location is being kept private.

Stowe Gardens Visitor Centre, in Stowe, by Cowper Griffith Architects, Cambridge, is also on the list for the 2013 RIBA South Award.

Shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury, with the winners of an RIBA South Award announced on June 12. Regional winners will then be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award.

The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year, will be drawn from the RIBA National Award winning buildings.