Brockholes and The Mill at St Catherines Hospice make BBC shortlist

Posted on - 18th April, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Lostock Hall, Preston News
Brockholes Nature Reserve Pic: Paul Melling
Brockholes Nature Reserve Pic: Paul Melling

Two Preston buildings are on the shortlist to become the North West’s ‘Building of the Decade’.

BBC North West Tonight has teamed up with Insider Media to launch the public vote for the award.

Last held in 2008 the event saw The Grandstand at Aintree Racecourse win the competition.

This year’s shortlist of 25 buildings includes The Mill at St Catherine’s Hospice and Brockholes Nature Reserve at Samlesbury.

The Mill at St Catherine's cafe

The Mill at St Catherine’s cafe

Both of the buildings are on the Lancashire list alongside St Silas’ Primary School in Blackburn, Rossall Point, Fleetwood and The Oracle in Blackpool.

A winning Lancashire building will then go through to the grand final.

North West Tonight is showcasing the entries from Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire/North Derbyshire and Cumbria/Isle of Man during its programmes the week beginning MOnday 16 April.

Each night viewers can pick their favourite building from the nominations in an online vote on the BBC North West Tonight website, the vote will close at 12noon the following day.

Read more: New entrance to Preston Railway Station narrowly misses out on an award

Voting for the finalists opens on Friday 27 April and runs until Thursday 3 May.

A winner will then be announced at the North West Property Awards on Thursday 17 May.

BBC reporter Stuart Flinders said: “Some of the shortlisted buildings have fascinating backstories and are really important to the communities in which they’re located, so it’s not just about aesthetics and architecture.

“Throughout the competition, viewers will get the opportunity to review the reports on each building on the North West Tonight website, News Online and Facebook before voting.”

Will you be voting for either of the Preston and South Ribble buildings? Let us know in the comments below

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