A STUDENT hub in Ambleside is one of 12 building in the North West up for a top architectural award.

The University of Cumbria’s library and student hub building on the Ambleside campus is shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards.

The modern building was designed by John McAslan + Partners, who have offices throughout the country.

All shortlisted buildings will be assessed by a regional jury with the winners announced on the evening of Thursday April 17 from 7pm at the ‘OH ME OH MY’ in Liverpool.

Andrew Ruffler, Regional Director of RIBA North West, said: “Once again the North West region has produced an incredibly strong and varied shortlist of buildings and practices.

“The regional jury had an extremely difficult task this year, particularly as the North West had the highest amount of projects of value £20m plus outside of London, so it is encouraging that regional practices and smaller schemes have also been recognised by the jury.”