Britain’s 15 best new buildings are eclectic masterpieces

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This chic interior secured a place in the top 15.
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The 2017 winners of the RIBA National Awards for architecture are eclectic and stunning.

RIBA’s 49 winners range from a state-of-the-art science lab to a 16th-century Abbey in St Albans.

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

“The lack of high-quality new housing is a huge issue in the UK so I am particularly pleased to see great examples of well designed, sustainable new homes amongst our award winners…

“Sadly though, these projects are exceptions. We all deserve a well-designed, affordable home, wherever we live in the country. I encourage other local authorities, developers and clients to look at these projects as exemplars.”

We’ve collected the top 15 from RIBA’s ranking below – scroll down to take a look at the UK’s best new buildings.


15. Paradise Gardens — Hammersmith, London.

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14. New Scotland Yard — Embankment, London.

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13. King’s College School — Wimbledon, London.

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12. 40 Chancery Lane — Holborn, London.

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11. 8 Finsbury Circus — South Place, London.

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10. The Loom — Whitechapel, London.

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9. No 49 — Hither Green, London.

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8. The Laboratory, Dulwich College — Dulwich, London.

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7. Leicester Cathedral’s Richard III Project ‘With Dignity and Honour’ — Leicester.

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6. The Welding Institute — Great Abington, Cambridge.

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5. Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre — Walsham le Willows, Suffolk.

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4. St Albans Abbey — St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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3. Peacock House — Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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2. The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia — Norwich, Norfolk.

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1. Carrowbreck Meadow — Norwich, Norfolk.

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