Winner due next month

First-time Stirling Prize shortlister Mæ Architects is favourite to win the UK’s most prestigious accolade in architecture this year, according to bookmaker William Hill.

The practice’s Sands End Arts and Community Centre in Fulham has odds of 3-1 to pick up the 2022 best building prize when the winner is announced next month.

Close on Mæ’s tail is another Stirling shortlist debutant - Panter Hudspith’s Orchard Gardens housing development at Elephant Park in south London which is given odds of 7-2.

Fully half of the six-strong Stirling Prize shortlist is in joint third place, according to the bookmaker.

Hopkins Architects’ 100 Liverpool Street; Niall McLaughlin Architects’ New Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge; and Henley Halebrown’s Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road project are all tied at 4-1.

Only slightly behind is fourth-time Stirling shortlister Reiach and Hall Architects with its Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus, which Hills has at 5-1.

The winner will be announced on 13 October.

RIBA 2022 Stirling Prize shortlist

100 Liverpool Street by Hopkins Architects (London)

“A net zero development encompassing a dramatic renovation and extension of a 1980s office block to create a suite of offices and commercial and public spaces in the heart of London’s financial district”

Forth Valley College – Falkirk Campus by Reiach and Hall Architects (Scotland)

“A set of three cutting-edge higher-education facilities connected by courtyards and open learning spaces”

Hackney New Primary School and 333 Kingsland Road by Henley Halebrown (London)

“A striking red-brick complex that uniquely combines affordable housing with a new primary school for the growing east London community”

Orchard Gardens, Elephant Park by Panter Hudspith Architects (London)

“A playful cluster of buildings forming a new city block of 228 new homes and retail spaces wrapped around a communal garden – a major element of Elephant and Castle’s regeneration programme”

Sands End Arts and Community Centre by Mæ Architects (London)

”A welcoming, fully accessible single-storey building arranged around a disused lodge comprising flexible activity spaces and a community café”

The New Library, Magdalene College by Niall McLaughlin Architects (Cambridge)

“An exquisitely detailed timber-framed library and study space, designed to replace that previously gifted by Samuel Pepys and projected to survive for another 400 years”