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Award for Southwark Cathedral’s new buildings

Southwark Cathedral's Millennium buildings have received an award for being one of the best new buildings of the year.

It is the only church in the list of 58 modern buildings and one of only two historic buildings in the list of winners. The Royal Institute of British Architects award recognises high architectural standards and the building's contribution to the local environment.

Dean of Southwark Cloin Slee, who was present at the announcement, said: "This is truly prestigious recognition. The Cathedral's buildings have been judged to be as outstanding as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge."

The cathedral's new buildings are now eligible to be shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize to be awarded in October.

The Iroko Housing Cooperative developed on Upper Ground by Coin Street Community Builders also received an award.

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