TWO buildings in Lyme have been shortlisted for a prestigious architectural award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture. They have just released their shortlist of 19 buildings in the South West up for the RIBA Awards.

The two buildings shortlisted in Lyme are: the Crow’s Nest near Lyme Regis by AR Design Studio and Woodman’s Treehouse, near Lyme Regis, by Brownlie Ernst and Marks Ltd.

Over the coming weeks, the RIBA judging panel will be visiting a range of buildings across the region. As well as the prestigious Marley Eternit Building of the Year Award, the shortlist will also produce a number of other category winners including Tobermore Client of the Year, Taylor Maxwell Project Architect of the Year, and the Geberit Sustainability Award.

The winners will be announced at an evening event at the Harbour Hotel Bristol on May 23 hosted by Michael Holmes, Content Director for Centaur Media, TV presenter and chair of the National Custom and Self-Build Association.

RIBA South West regional director Jon Watkins said: “RIBA Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across our vast region, and this year’s shortlist offers quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots of delight.”