Second Major Award For The Blackburn Wing (And that’s four for The Harris Partnership this year) / May, 2015

RICS Award - The Blackbrun Wing

May 15: The Blackburn Wing has won the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category in the RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards 2015 which showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the built environment.

The Wing was also short listed in the RICS ‘Design through Innovation’ and Regeneration award categories.

The aviation inspired conference and wedding venue designed for the Bayford Group and suspended in the woodland canopy on the listed Bowcliffe Hall estate near Wetherby, has now triumphed in two of the property industry’s most prestigious annual awards programmes having garnered a RIBA Yorkshire ‘Best Building’ Award for ‘Architectural Excellence’ announced earlier this month in which Jonathan Turner, CEO of the Bayford Group also picked up the highly merited RIBA Yorkshire Client of the Year award.

May has also delivered recognition to the practice as a whole with The Harris Partnership being named ‘Architect of the Year’ in The Yorkshire Property Awards 2015, whilst in April our Reading office won Best Education Building in the LABC Regional Awards for its work on the American international school, TASIS, in Surrey.

And breaking news: The Blackburn Wing is now in consideration amongst the very best international building designs incorporating copper for the prestigious European Copper in Architecture Awards which will be announced in June. Until then you view our entry at