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Stirling Prize: Sheffield housing block up for award

18 July 2013 Last updated at 09:03 BST

A renovated 1960s concrete housing block in Sheffield, once notorious for crime, drugs and deprivation, is among six buildings vying for the prestigious Stirling Prize.

This year the Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling award has women featured in three of the final six nominations, a first in the contests 18 year history.

The award is the Royal Institute of British Architects' highest accolade.

David Sillito reports.