Work on the St Goerge’s Bristol music venue by Enhanced Glazing Systems and designed by Patel Taylor has been declared Overall Winner in the eighth annual Schüco Excellence Awards.

Hazel Joseph, one of the award judges, said: “The reason St. George’s Bristol stood out to me is that the project had a very dramatic creation of spaces.

“The architect ensured a careful curation of light and how light found the internal spaces. Also, the sensitivity of how it works within a historic environment is very clever – it is a worthy winner.”

The award presentations followed a celebratory lunch hosted by architect and television presenter Charlie Luxton in Whitehall’s Banqueting House.

The awards, run in association with Architecture Today, were presented in ten categories, including residential, commercial, cultural, and education and healthcare projects – considering both newbuilds and refurbishments. The judges were looking for an outstanding balance between stunning aesthetics and practical functionality to create a harmonious project.

Last year’s online edition of the Schüco Excellence Awards saw the introduction of a Viewers’ Choice category. This year it returned in the form of the People’s Choice award voted for by attendees on the day. The project selected was 22 Handyside Street, a three-storey, mixed-use development in London’s King’s Cross by Coffey Architects and Stride Treglown with contractor, Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium.

Pete Temprell, managing director of Schüco UK, said: “The Excellence Awards recognise the close collaborations that successful building projects demand, so it was a pleasure to be able to celebrate those achievements in person with our winners this year.”

Full details of all the Schüco Excellence Awards 2021 are at: