Redrock, TheLight, Unit 10, Bridgefield St, Stockport,Greater Manchester, Cheshire, England, UK, SK1 1SA
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:57.1 MB (1.8 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:9 March 2019
Location:TheLight, Unit 10, Bridgefield St, Stockport,Greater Manchester, Cheshire, England, UK, SK1 1SA
Britain's ugliest building: Winner of the Carbuncle Cup 2018 revealed Redrock Stockport, a leisure complex which cost a whopping £45 million, has been named Britain's ugliest building of 2018. The structure, just south of Manchester includes a ten-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, retail and a 340 space multi-storey car park across 75,000 ft² of space. The complex faced some fierce eyesore competition from various building structures. The original nominator slated it as "one of the most horrendous architectural responses ever conceived for Greater Manchester." The Carbuncle Cup was established by Building Design (BD) in 2006 as a light-hearted way of drawing attention to a serious problem - the bad architecture blighting the country's town and cities. The Carbuncle Cup: Britain's ugliest buildings decided The judges, chaired by BD’s editor Thomas Lane, took readers’ comments into account during the judging process. These included: "Absolute monstrosity. I’ve seen better-looking prisons." The building was designed by BDP for the local council and is part of a wider £1 billion regeneration project for the community - but judges said the shed-like building "ridiculed" the town centre. One judge even went as far in saying: "You feel sorry for the people of Stockport."