The shortlist includes Denton Corker Marshall's Manchester Civil Justice Centre and BDP's northern HQ

The John Rylands Library and Civil Justice Centre in Manchester have been shortlisted for the city's building of the year.

The projects are up for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s building of the year award, the winner of which will be announced on 11 October.

Other shortlisted buildings include Manchester University’s new humanities department and BDP Architects’ northern headquarters.

The library, which was designed by Sir Basil Champneys in the 1890s, reopens today after a £17m refurbishment.

The £113m Manchester Civil Justice Centre, designed by architect Denton Corker Marshall, is the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Chairman of the chamber’s building and development section said: “This year’s shortlisted buildings represented a broad spectrum of projects and is real testament to the calibre of work being undertaken in our region.”

Previous winners of the award include the Pinnacle Building on Manchester’s King Street and the Beetham Tower.