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DB3 scoop ‘Architect of the Year’ Award at COMBA22

We are absolutely delighted to have been voted as the ‘Architect of the Year’ winner at the City of Manchester Business Awards 2022 (COMBA22) this month, having only recently won the ‘Architect of the Year’ Award in Birmingham!

BBC presenter and Downtown Manchester chair, Jacey Normand and DIB’s Political Editor, Jim Hancock hosted the awards and Sean Fenner from Kier Group presented the trophy to our team at the awards ceremony at Lowry Hotel. Staged by Downtown in Business COBBA22 saw over 240 of Manchester’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs come together for the annual gala dinner and also raise money for the charity We Love MCR.

Manchester’s Architect of the Year

Manchester’s Architect of the Year

The award is in recognition of our DB3 Manchester team’s hard work and achievements in the past 12 months and making a real mark in the city. In Manchester, DB3 Architecture and Design are involved in a number of large projects including a new high-rise residential scheme north of the city centre as well as an existing 376-apartment scheme in Salford called Bridgewater Wharf.

A little further afield, our team have recently been appointed on an industrial unit project and our Education team are currently working on the City of Wolverhampton College’s City Learning Quarter (CLQ) in the roles of Client Advisor and NEC Supervisor.

Examples of our commercial and retail work in Manchester include ongoing projects with Co-op as well as Trafford Shopping Centre’s two upcoming units – a new Hugo store and a Boss store.

June also saw the launch of our new DB3 Net Zero consultancy, which was marked by a volunteering day for Manchester City of Trees.

Our Growing Manchester Team

Our Growing Manchester Team

We relocated our DB3 Manchester studio to Arkwright House in the city centre last year, having originally been based for many years in Sale. This move has helped us to become more closely involved with organisations and businesses in Manchester and build on new as well as our existing relationships.

Just four months after the move, due to the significant growth of our team of architects and engineers, we saw a move to a larger suite within the building! Our studio continues to grow and we are currently on the lookout for talented Architects and Architectural Technologists as well as Engineers to join our colleagues in Manchester.

“It is a huge understatement to say how delighted we are to have been named ‘Architect of the Year’ in both Manchester and Birmingham. To receive this Award is such a great recognition of our recent achievements and hard work in both these cities. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

“It is a huge understatement to say how delighted we are to have been named ‘Architect of the Year’ in both Manchester and Birmingham. To receive this Award is such a great recognition of our recent achievements and hard work in both these cities. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

Nathan McNamara, Managing Director of DB3 Group

About COMBA22

About COMBA22

COMBA22 was established in 2017 by Downtown in Business – UK’s Fastest Networking Organisation – and is a celebration of the achievements of the city’s entrepreneurs and their contribution to economic growth in Greater Manchester.

As winner of the ‘Architect of the Year’ Award, we at DB3 would like to congratulate fellow winners of the City of Manchester Business Awards 2022, who in the following categories are:

Business of the year 2022: Bruntwood SciTech

CEO’s Award of the year 2022: Maria Murphy, Roland Dransfield PR

The Tony Wilson Award 2022: Natalie Atkinson, Fc United

Employer of the year 2022: Make Events

Developer of the year 2022: MUSE Developments

Contractor of the year 2022: Russell WBHO

Legal Firm of the year 2022: Excello Law

Financial Services Firm of the year 2022: Deloitte UK

Creative And Digital Agency of the year 2022: Huddled Media

Leading Cultural Venue of the year 2022: HOME

Hotel of the year 2022: Dakota

Restaurant/Bar of the year 2022: Piccolino Caffé Grande

Business Personality of the year 2022: Chris Oglesby, Bruntwood

Newcomer of the year 2022: Staycity Aparthotels Northern Quarter

BDM/Salesperson of the year 2022: Christie Commins, Kier

A big well done also goes to all the businesses and entrepreneurs who were shortlisted for their invaluable contributions towards Manchester’s thriving business community.

 

“What an incredible night and a bunch of really deserving winners. The quality of the shortlists this year was fantastic and all nominees are thoroughly deserving of the recognition of their tremendous performance over the past twelve months.”

“What an incredible night and a bunch of really deserving winners. The quality of the shortlists this year was fantastic and all nominees are thoroughly deserving of the recognition of their tremendous performance over the past twelve months.”

Frank McKenna, Downtown CEO and Group Chairman

Date Published: 21 September 2022

DB3 Named Architects of the Year at COBBA22

DB3 Named Architects of the Year at COBBA22

We are delighted to announce that DB3 Architecture have won “Architect of the Year” at the City of Birmingham Business Awards 2022 (COBBA22)

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