Our St Margaret’s Church re-imagination project has been shortlisted in this year’s RIBA MacEwean Award, we are so thrilled to have this project recognised in such a prestigious award. From the extensive long-list of projects we are so delighted to have been amongst the 12 that have been handpicked to go into the final round of this year’s awards.
The project has been applauded for giving the condemned church a new lease of life, with a focus on supporting the needs of the local community and creating a new focus for the Portsea area of Portsmouth, all achieved on a shoestring budget.
‘It is a real mixed-use community asset for everyone, not just those who happen to be people of faith’
The awards were established to celebrating architecture for common good, where built projects have had a really positive affect on wider society. Named after Anni and Malcolm MacEwen, he was a former editor of the RIBA Journal and she was a successful urban planner who pioneered a conservation- based approach to regeneration in town and country.
The full details of shortlisted projects can be read here here, the winner will be announced next month, fingers crossed!