THE last chance to vote in the prestigious Sheffield Design Awards is today.
Sheffielders are being encouraged to use these final 24 hours to show support for their favourite new or renovated building or space in the city
A list of 16 nominations - exclusively revealed in The Diary in April - are up for the biennial People’s Choice gong.
They are Park Hill flats; the Arts Tower in Bolsover Street; Tudor Square; the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, in Glossop Road; G1 Gateway Business Centre in Attercliffe; High Storrs School, in Greystones; 192 Shoreham Street; JC Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, in Ecclesall Woods; Sheffield Springs Academy in Hurlfield; Places for People’s eco-houses, in Norfolk Park; Sheffield University Students Union in Western Bank; Shepherds Wheel, in Whiteley Woods, South Street Park, near Park Hill; and Sheffield Tap in Sheaf Street.
Paul Bedwell, of organisers Sheffield Civic Trust, said: “Adding your vote will help us celebrate the best architecture and design of a beautiful city. The architects of the most popular building will receive the People’s Choice Award.
“Other award winners are chosen by a jury of architects, artists and designers. They are given for overall design quality and for special categories including a Conservation Award and a Residential Award.
“Not withstanding the economic difficulties, there are many strong candidates for the People’s Award. This is particularly significant since it relies solely on the views of local people.”
The awards - which will be given out at a ceremony at The Showroom cinema in Paternoster Row on November 27 - are organised in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The first was held in 2008 and previous winners include the Cheese Grater car park and Leopold Square.
Mike Clarke, of RIBA Yorkshire, said: “Good building design plays a vital role in the creation of successful places. RIBA Yorkshire work hard to demonstrate the benefits of good architecture. We are proud to work on this awards scheme as Sheffield has some of the best contemporary architecture in the region.”