A LAKE District museum was pipped to the title of UK’s best new building by a London university last night, but was the public's winner in a magazine's poll.

Windermere Jetty Museum was one of six buildings to be shortlisted by the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) for this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize-the UK’s most prestigious architecture award that celebrates the country’s most innovative new designs.

Kingston University clinched the win with its student ‘Town House’, designed by Grafton Architects.

The award-now in its 25th year-took place from Coventry Cathedral.

Windermere Jetty Museum’s architect Andy Groarke said being nominated was an ‘honour’.

His design did however win over readers of Architects' Journal, with more than 25 per cent of participants in the magazine’s poll choosing the museum’s waterside gallery and boathouse as their RIBA Stirling Prize winner.

Mr Groarke’s architecture practice Carmody Groarke competed in an international competition to design the museum and the build was completed two and a half years ago.