Two architects sweep the board an annual regional awards ceremony

Allies and Morrison and Niall McLaughlin architectave swept the board at the 2009 RIBA regional awards.

The London-based Allies and Morrison gained accolades for schemes including Liverpool One development, a car park in Sheffield, One Vine Street development, Regent Street, in London.

Niall McLaughlin architects won awards for a bridge in Wessex, Deal Pier. It picked up a European award for Burren House in Dublin.

Hawkins and Brown and BDP both made a good showing gaining three awards apiece.

Other well-known schemes to pick up one of the 97 awards were the Unilever headquarters refurbishment and restoration by, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Rafael Viñoly's Curve in Leicester; Eric Parry’s restoration of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Charing Cross; and Grimshaw’s UCL Cancer Institute: Paul O'Gorman Building.

The winners will go forward to be considered for RIBA’s Stirling Prize, the shortlist for which will be published in July.