The Building Beauty Awards were founded in 2021 by The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust (registered charity 298201). The Trust was set up in 1987 as a complement to the Royal Fine Art Commission, the Government’s independent adviser on matters affecting public amenity and aesthetics in England and Wales. Over the past thirty- five years, it has sought to promote visual awareness and public appreciation of high-quality design, for example through educational initiatives and an architecture award. Today it promotes design excellence in architecture and the built environment through commentary on design matters, by undertaking or commissioning relevant research and by partnering projects where its involvement can add value.
Ballymore is a leading property developer with a multi award-winning portfolio of some of Europe’s largest and most transformative urban development projects. Their projects are defined by their originality and a commitment to quality, driven by an intent to set new standards in design, creativity, and architecture. Ballymore takes ‘placemaking’ seriously and puts quality of life and connection to arts and culture at the core of their developments, creating places that have soul. They have provided a home for the English National Ballet at London City Island, delivered the world’s first ‘Sky Pool’ at Embassy Gardens and worked with the US Embassy in London to move from Mayfair to Nine Elms. Ballymore was founded by Chairman Sean Mulryan in 1982.