Architects again up for award
THE Plymouth architecture firm behind plans for a £15million pier at the Hoe is in the running to retain the prestigious AJ100 South West Practice of the Year Award.
Sutton Harbour-based AWW has been shortlisted for the award, which it won last year.
No firm has won the title twice in a row. Results will be announced later this month.
AJ100 is the Architects' Journal's exclusive survey of Britain's 100 most successful architecture firms.
Richard Francis, AWW's practice director, said: "We are delighted, as incumbent holders, to be shortlisted. It is testament to the continued commitment and faith shown in the practice by all its members; a faith fortunately matched by the wide range of clients choosing to work with us in a competitive market.
"We are also the only practice which featured on the shortlist this time last year."
AWW has been involved in several high-profile Plymouth projects including designing the new Plympton library, which replaced the building that burned down in 2008.
It has also designed the 179-berth King Point Marina, at Millbay, which is due to be built this year and completed next year.
And the firm has also drawn plans for the proposed Hoe pier – a 21st Century structure which could be built on the footprint of the old Hoe pier, bombed in World War Two.