The awards received by the practice attest to our technical ability. Our projects have received over 60 construction industry awards, which include:
Special Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers for the Library and Arts Complex for the London Borough of Croydon/Commendation in the Institution of Structural Engineers, Special Award Scheme for the Corn Exchange Concert Hall in King's Lynn/Structural Steel Design Award for Uxbridge Shopping Centre/Commendation in the Armsdon Award for innovation in aluminium for Millbank House, Southampton/Certificate of Excellence from the Concrete Society for the Millennium Seed Bank/Awards and commendations in the following schemes: British Construction Industry Awards, Civic Trust Awards, Environment Awards and RIBA Awards.
Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art
2010 Civic Trust Award
2009 ACE Engineering Excellence Award, Small Firms Category

MBP Project Team: Nirupa Perera, Louise Quick.

Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford
2008, Civic Trust Award, Special Award, Sustainability.
2007, European Steel Design Award.
The European Steel Awards are given by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) every two years to encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in architecture and construction. One award winning project was selected from each of 19 European countries by an international jury.
2007 British Construction Industry Award, Best Building. "This landmark display building houses 17 large aircraft in a humidity controlled, low energy environment of some 6000 plus sq metres."
2007, RIBA Regional Award.
2007, Certificate of Commendation in the Structural Steel Design Awards.
The Judges' Comment: "This striking building celebrates the end of the cold war, and its diagonally-split rectangular form reflects the schism between the super-powers in the second half of the 20th century. the large space, some 25 metres high, has a hyperbolic paraboloid roof on a braced steel frame. V-bombers are suspended by steel cables from the roof, whilst other aircraft are parked below and film scenes heighten the effectiveness of the display. The mood is hard and uncompromising, with unpainted steel trussed rafters beneath the sweeping roof cladding, providing an effective and economic envelope.
The building presents a stunning spectacle on this windswept airfield, and provides an appropriate setting for an evocative experience."
MBP Project Team: Michael Eatherley, Nirupa Perera, Malcolm Brady, Louise Quick.
The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
2008, RIBA Regional Award. "This unique Grade 1 listed William Wilkins designed and owned Regency theatre dating from 1819 had suffered a series of inappropriate changes and a long period of neglect before being rescued by the National Trust. The architects have beautifully restored, repaired and reinvigorated the auditorium and led the whole building gently by the hand into the 21st century. New facilities including a modern but self-effacing foyer extension sit comfortably alongside and contribute effortlessly to the workings of a magical theatrical space."
2008 Civic Trust Commendation.
MBP Project Team: Nirupa Perera, Jonathan Coleman.
The Wolfson Wing, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
2008, Civic Trust Award.
2007, RIBA Regional Award.
An extension to the Jodrell Laboratory to create a new three sided courtyard space. The extension is arranged as two storeys over a single basement and linked to the existing facility by an atrium.
MBP Project Team: Nirupa Perera, Louise Quick.
Battle Abbey Visitor Centre, Hastings
2008 Regional LABC Quality Built In Award, Best Commercial Project.
A new two storey visitor centre for Battle Abbey and Battlefield. The new centre houses an auditorium and exhibition space with interactive displays.
BP Project Team: Nirupa Perera, Ingrid Chauvet.
Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1
2007 Off-Site Construction Award, Best Use of Timber.
The conversion and extension of a Grade II listed house. The rear extension is constructed out of prefabricated timber panels which were installed in just one day.
MBP Project Team: Tony Hayes.
Lansdowne Road, Cambridge.
2007 Winner of Best One-off House in the LABC Built-in Quality Awards.
"...the attention to detail in the project is astounding: construction of the house anticipates a potential future conversion for wider use, while good disabled access is provided throughout by DDA-compliant ramps being built into the structure."
MBP Project Team: Tony Hayes, Mark Chapman.
The Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey
2006 British Construction Industry Small Building Project Award
"In nearly two decades of the British Construction Industry Awards few projects have come so close to matching all the winning criteria. The roof structure totally isolates the hall's interior from the torrent of M25 traffic roaring past within a few hundred metres. The acoustics are superb, there is an outstanding sense of quality in the auditorium, and there was an excellent relationship between designer, client and contractor."
2006 RIBA Award
"Set in the green belt and within earshot of the M25, this building has been delivered on an exceptionally tight budget but is none the poorer for that. Externally, it is simple, economic and restrained. A glazed timber structure confidently wraps around the brick- and zinc-clad hall, masking its scale. Inside, the hall is magic in maple."
2008 Civic Trust Award Commendation
MBP Project Team: Nirupa Perera, Jonathan Coleman
Visitors Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst Place, Sussex
2005 RIBA Award

"Sensitively and discreetly located, the centre's appropriate use of materials and colours help it to sit very comfortably within the landscape. The restrained and elegant steel and glass structure allows the eye to pass through the building and register the beautiful landscape beyond."
MBP Project Leader: Nirupa Perera
Lingham Court, Stockwell
2005 Housing Design Award Project Winner
“Innovative construction met weight limits imposed by London Underground for building over tube (and emergency) tunnels. Prefabricated light gauge steel panels were made off site for both the floors and load bearing walls. To obtain high quality finishes, bathrooms for all units were prefabricated off site as ‘pods’ and lifted fully finished into place.”
2006 National Homebuilder Design Awards Commendation
MBP Project Team: Michael Eatherley,
Julian Birch
18 Lansdowne Crescent, London W11
2005 National Homebuilder Design Award. Commendation for Best Apartment Building
MBP Project Team: Tony Hayes, Mark Chapman
Oakridge Regeneration
2005 Richard Feilden Award for Affordable Housing
"In developing an unloved 1960s new town housing estate, Sentinel Housing Group replaced maisonettes with houses but managed to double the number of dwellings, some of which are for rent, some for sale and some reserved for key workers."
2005 Housing Corporation Winner, Housing Design Awards

MBP Project Leader: Michael Eatherley
Rose Bruford College, Lamorbey Park Redevelopment
2004 Civic Trust Award
The judges said "Clever massing and uncomplicated, effective landscaping solutions have given the facility a new architecturally hybrid campus. The new extensions attach themselves to the existing buildings with intelligent use of scale, function and inexpensive materials..."
MBP Project Team: Michael Eatherley, Malcolm Brady
Beaufort House, Lillie Road, London SW6
2004 Structural Steel Design Awards, Certificate of Merit
"From the outset this project aimed to follow best practice in sustainable development, introduce innovative construction and a high level of prefabrication."
2004 National Homebuilder Design Award
2003 CABE Building for Life Gold Standard Award
"...The construction process was innovative. For the first time in the UK, the process brought together three off-site fabrication processes into one scheme. With steel load bearing systems, steel panels and prefabricated bathrooms, construction was entirely dry except for ground works. Energy efficiency and thermal and sound insulation all exceed current standards."
2001 RIBA Housing Project Design Award
In their assessment the judges said "This is a significant pacemaker in so many areas for the new generation of social housing".
MBP Project Leader: Michael Eatherley
Anderson House, London W1
2003 Manser Medal
2003 RIBA London & English Heritage Award
2003 RIBA London Regional Award
The Manser Medal is awarded to the best architect designed house in the UK. The Anderson House was inserted into a void within the centre of a residential block, enclosed on all sides by 7m high party walls. The structure, walls and finishes are of exposed concrete.
MBP Project Leader: Keith Jeremiah
Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Sussex.
Concrete Society Certificate of Excellence
Civic Trust Award 2001
RIBA South East Region Award 2001
Finalist in the Sense Sustainable Design Awards
Mid Sussex Millennium Heritage Award 2001
Shortlisted for Royal Fine Arts Trust Building of the Year Award 2001
In an article in the Guardian on 11 December 2000, Jonathan Glancey concludes "This is one of the very best of the millennium projects - architecturally, morally, intellectually, naturally..."
MBP Project Leader: Nirupa Perera