A WEDDING venue in the Bolton Abbey Estate has scooped a prestigious architecture award.

The Great Barn at Bolton Abbey has been named one of the best buildings in Yorkshire. It’s been listed as one of the top five in the region by the Royal Institute of British Architects. It was also given a special award for conservation.

The winners of the 2019 RIBA Yorkshire Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Aspire in Leeds on Thursday, May 16.

The event was hosted by Greg Scott, with RIBA President Elect Mr Alan Jones making a guest appearance.

The 2019 RIBA Yorkshire Regional Award winners are:

• The Hollis Building, Sheffield by Chiles Evans + Care Architects

• The Weston, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield by Feilden Fowles

• The Great Barn, Bolton Abbey by Pearce Bottomley Architects

• Merrion House, Leeds by BDP

• Mercia School, Sheffield by Bond Bryan Architects

Regional Jury Chair, Stephen Hill said of this year’s Award-winners: “The variety of winning buildings in the 2019 RIBA Yorkshire Awards whilst superficially different, all share a commonality that their designs are very much a response to their unique context.

“Whether careful adaptations of historic buildings, the reinvigoration of a tired 70’s office or a completely new building, these are all thoughtful and considered projects each exhibiting their own special qualities.”

Further special awards were awarded for Sustainability (Sponsored by Michelmersh) Conservation, Small Project, Client of the Year, Project Architect of the Year (Sponsored by Taylor Maxwell) and Building of the Year.

The 2019 RIBA Yorkshire Special Award winners are:

Special award Sustainability - Merrion House by BDP

Special Award for Conservation - The Great Barn by Pearce Bottomley.

Special award for Small Project - The Hollis Building by Chiles Evans + Care Architects

Client of the Year Award – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Project Architect of the Year - Jen Langfield, Chiles, Evans + Care Architects

Building of the Year Award – The Weston Yorkshire sculpture Park by Feilden Fowles

RIBA Yorkshire Award winners will also be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, which will be announced on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

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