Waters awarded for building design

Wilmslow Trust has presented Waters Corporation with its inaugural design award for the outstanding design of its new Global Mass Spectrometry Headquarters on Altrincham Road.

The building was chosen for the award by a panel of three members from the Trust's committee – one a local historian and the other two architects.

Christopher Dodson, Chairman of Wilmslow Trust, in presenting a plaque to Brian Smith, Waters Vice President of Mass Spectrometry, explained that the Trust wishes to encourage good building design in Wilmslow given that architecture is the most public of all the arts.

Brian Smith said "I am honoured to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Waters.

"We are pleased to be a part of the local business community and it is very nice to recognised by the Wilmslow trust for the design of our new facility."

The panel also commended the design of 116 and 116a Gravel Lane and the alterations to the Coach & Four.

The Trust invites residents of Wilmslow to nominate any building in Wilmslow which has been built or altered in 2014 and which they consider worthy of an award to Martin Hoyle at [email protected] by 28th February 2015.

Waters Corporation, Wilmslow Trust


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Manuel Golding
Friday 21st November 2014 at 3:18 pm
Congratulations to Wilmslow Trust for inaugurating its annual design award for outstanding design within Wilmslow.
This award is a great step forwards for Wilmslow, in encouraging designs which will enhance the town's the town's status, confidence and well being. This will have a greater impact than any pseudo-awards by CEC which just desires to curry favours from companies and is so blatantly politically driven.
Terry Roeves
Friday 21st November 2014 at 8:56 pm
Wilmslow Trust clearly care a great deal about our town, it's future and the impression it creates. We should all be very grateful for their efforts.
Nick Jones
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 6:06 pm
Great use of the previous site and what an impressive integrated building with superb 'green' energy credentials..Well done Wilmslow Trust and well done Waters !
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 5:07 pm
I can't believe what I am reading. It is a modern eyesore built mainly on green belt, is hugely disruptive to those who live here and it provided no local jobs. It is as embarrassing as the airport which also recently won an award (not for the best shopping centre surprisingly) and is the gateway for visitors to our country.