RIDBA Announces Shortlist for the RIDBA Building Awards 2021

Last year, the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) launched the RIDBA Building Awards 2021, designed to recognise innovation and excellence amongst members in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry. After receiving a record number of award entries, RIDBA is delighted to announce the shortlisted projects.

Now in
their fifth year, the Awards demonstrate the diversity of skills of RIDBA
members, from schools and offices to cattle buildings and grain stores. There
are seven categories on show this year including: Education & Leisure,
Industrial & Production, Farm Storage, Public Services, Livestock,
Residential & Offices, and Retail & Distribution. There is also an
additional category to recognise Training.

judging panel consisted of industry experts including: Martin Heywood (Head
Judge and RIDBA Technical Consultant), Jamie Robertson (RIDBA Livestock
Consultant), Joe Black (Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety),
Andrew Brown (Owner, Visit Our Farm), Niresh Somlie (Principal Technical
Officer at BM Trada), Stuart Roberts (Deputy President of the NFU). The judges
were very impressed by the high level of technical excellence demonstrated by
RIDBA members delivering successful projects to their clients.

Judge, Martin Heywood said:

“I would
first like to congratulate everyone who entered the RIDBA Building Awards this
year. We received some excellent entries, demonstrating that members continue
to exceed high standards of work in the industrial and agricultural buildings industry.
Although a challenge, we are delighted with results of this year’s Awards and
look forward to sharing them with you at the flagship event in September.”

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 30 September 2021 at the Macdonald Hotel in Manchester. Bookings for the event are now open, and guests can secure their places by completing the booking form.

would like to take this opportunity to thanks its sponsors for supporting this


AJN Steelstock


Joseph Ash Galvanizing, Hadley Group, Kingspan, and Steadmans.
Event sponsor: STRUMIS


Farming Monthly

RIDBA would also like to thank Joseph Ash Galvanizing as the Evening Drinks Reception sponsor.

The shortlisted projects can be viewed here.