The Carbuncle Cup 2024- Raising a toast to the worst new building in Britain: Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool

The Fence has found a winner for the Carbuncle Cup, crowning what its says ‘we believe to be the very worst new building in Britain to be opened since 31 August 2018, the last time the award was handed out’, with the ‘winner’ being the Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool, Broadway Malyan, 2019.

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The Fence writes:

…. The buildings were nominated by the public and then judged by a panel of experts.

…. Their shortlist selection, narrowed from 50 final entries, reflect a range of developments from across the country

  • W Hotel, Edinburgh Jestico + Whiles, 2023
  • Virgin Hotel, Glasgow Twenty First Architects, 2023
  • Mast Quay II, London Comer Homes Group, 2022
  • Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool Broadway Malyan, 2019
  • Ilona Rose House, London MATT Architecture, 2021
  • Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool, Broadway Malyan, 2019

… Our 2024 panel consisted of seven judges:

  • Tim Abrahams (chair) – contributing editor, Architectural Record
  • Vicky Richardson – FRIBA, architectural curator
  • Cajsa Carlson – deputy editor, Dezeen
  • James McLachlan – former editor, Icon
  • Lucy Watson – commissioning editor, Financial Times
  • Dr Penny Lewis – lecturer, University of Dundee; co-founder of the Carbuncle Awards
  • Charlie Baker – editor, The Fence

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