An eclectic mix of projects ranging from Blackburn Bus Station to Liverpool's Philharmonic form part of the 12 building shortlist for the 2017 awards.  

Whilst the individual projects vary greatly, what does stand out is the fact the projects all form part of a wider vision and add value to the communities in which they are located.

Whether they be a conversion or a new build, the message is clear, for a building to be noteworthy it needs to contribute to more than just the landscape.