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November 2003
BBC building wins popular vote
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The new BBC building
People in Leeds say the BBC's new headquarters is their favourite new building in the city.

The building won the vote for the People's Award at the Leeds Architecture Awards.
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38 buildings were nominated to the 2003 Awards by members of the public, owners and architects.

Award winners were announced during a presentation ceremony on Monday 17 November 2003 at Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Awards were considered for schemes within the Leeds District area only, completed between 1 January 2001 and 1 August 2003.

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BBC staff are due to move into the new headquarters from their current site, in Woodhouse Lane, in 2004.

MoreSee the earlier stage of developments at the new building.

The building is a joint development with the nearby Leeds College of Music which has a 350 seat concert hall - called the Venue -already in use.

The short listed buildings for the People's Award were:

arrowThe School of Music, Cavendish Street, Leeds
arrowHouse Extension, 31 Westgate, Wetherby
arrowThe BT Headquaters, Neville Street, Leeds
arrowThe Renezvous Café, Market Place, Wetherby
arrowThe Chapel, Martin House, Boston Spa
arrowK2 Development, Albion Street, Leeds
arrowFoxwood Flats, West Avenue, Roundhay
arrowMix Development, 1 Dock Street, Leeds
arrowBBC Headquarters, Quarry Hill, Leeds

Take a look at pictures of the buildings:

arrowSee our report from BBC News for other award winners.

The People's Award is part of the annual Leeds Architecture Awards for innovative and sustainable architecture, and design.

The Leeds Architecture Award has four main categories; new buildings, conserved or altered buildings, landscape design and lighting.

The nine buildings up for the People's Award were selected from the new buildings category.

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