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Broughton Mosque shortlisted for national Best Future Design Award

Posted on - 6th November, 2023 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Competitions, Preston News, Proud Preston
Design view of planned Broughton Mosque
Design view of planned Broughton Mosque

Brick Veil Mosque has been shortlisted for the Best Future Design Award as part of the British Beacon Mosque Awards 2023.

The category recognises mosques that have recently been built or will be built in the near future, which showcase high-quality design and sustainability as well as encompassing services outside prayer for the wider community.

The planned Brick Veil Mosque was given the go ahead by the Secretary of State in January this year following a public inquiry in August 2022.

The application for the new place of worship on land to the south of D’Urton Lane sparked a mix of responses within the Broughton community, with concerns raised about potential impact on traffic levels and the local surroundings.

However the application was favoured due to the design of the mosque – which was created by London’s Luca Poian Forms as part of an international RIBA competition – and the need for a place of worship for local Muslims.

Read more: Broughton Mosque approved by Secretary of State

The Beacon Mosque Awards, created by Faith Associates in 2018, is held annually to improve the standard of mosques nationally and to recognise the positive role mosques play throughout the UK.

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 25 November in Greater Manchester when the winners of all categories will be revealed.

This will happen after independent judges review the shortlisted finalists and the public voting is completed on Friday 24 November.

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The Chief Executive of Faith Associates and The Beacon Mosque Awards Shaukat Warraich said: “To be shortlisted for this prestigious award from amongst a very competitive category is a great honour and privilege.

“The nomination of this mosque by the community highlights their integral part in contributing to a thriving and cohesive society. Their hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed and can be a beacon for other aspiring mosques in the UK.”

Faith Associates was set up in 2004 as a non-theological consultancy to meet the needs of ethnic minority faith-based communities. It works in a culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary way to provide research, training, advice and guidance to influence the challenges faced by communities.

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