Finalists announced for AI Specification Awards 2024 

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the finalists for this year’s AI Specification Awards. 

A total of 32 outstanding architectural ironmongery projects and products have been shortlisted across eight categories

All category winners will automatically be put forward for the judges to consider for the Winner of Winners category prize (sponsored by GEZE UK).

The results will be announced at an awards ceremony at Southwark Cathedral, London on 18th April 2024.

GAI President Kaz Spiewakowski said: “We are proud of the reputation that the AI Specification Awards has for celebrating the very best work from across the architectural ironmongery sector. This year will be no different, with the judges having received some truly fantastic entries.

“The quality and diversity of the shortlisted entries clearly demonstrates the many ways this industry continues to innovate in its products, its working practices, and its collaboration with architects and specifiers to create ever-more successful architectural ironmongery solutions.”

The shortlisted projects and products are as follows.

Public and Commercial – Sponsored by ASSA Abloy

  • 100 Pall Mall, London – 3v Architectural Hardware Ltd - 4 S Architecture
  • Crawley Civic Offices, Crawley – Hafele UK ltd - Fabric (EU) Limited
  • RHS Garden Bridgewater, Manchester – Allgood plc - Hodder and Partners
  • The Featherstone Building, London – Allgood plc - Morris+Company


Residential – Sponsored by Frank Allart

  • Shoreline Crescent, Folkstone – G Johns & Sons Ltd - Acme
  • The Old War Office Residences, London – HAF @ John Planck Ltd - EPR Architects
  • The Sky Residences, London – John Planck Ltd – MSMR Architects
  • The Broadway, London – Franchi - Squires + Partners

International – Sponsored by Norseal

  • Bee’ah Headquarters, Sharjah UAE – Allgood plc - Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Atlantis, The Royal, Dubai UAE – Allgood plc - GA Design
  • The Grand Lisboa Palace Resort, Macau – KeyTech – Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects
  • Cashel Palace Hotel, Ireland – KCC Group – Smallwood Architects

Hospitality – Sponsored by dormakaba

  • Gleneagles Townhouse, Scotland – Em-B Solutions - 3D Reid
  • Raffles Hotel, The Old War Office, London – HAF @ John Planck Ltd - EPR Architects
  • Schloss Roxburghe Hotel & Spa, Scotland – Hafele UK ltd - ISA
  • The Audley Public House, London – Elite Architectural Ironmongery Ltd - Luis Laplace

Health and Education – Sponsored by FireDNA

  • Benenden Music School and Concert Hall, Kent – Allgood plc – Hollaway Studio
  • Rhodes House, Oxford – 3v Architectural Hardware – Stanton Williams
  • Zayed Centre of Research into Rare Disease in Children - Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London – Allgood plc – Stanton Williams
  • One Elmwood Queens University Students Centre, Belfast – KCC Group – RPP Architects

Ethos Award – Sponsored by Codelocks

  • Cherry Tree House, Leeds – Em-B Solutions – Leeds Jewish Housing Association
  • RE-HANDLE by d line – d line Eisenware Limited 
  • Red Bull UK HQ Pad Handle – AC Leigh – Instinct Hardware
  • YY London, London – 3v Architectural Hardware – Buckley Gray Yeoman

Product design and innovation mechanical – Sponsored by CES Security Solutions 

  • 485 & 585 Concealed Escape Hardware – ASSA ABLOY
  • Eden – mechanical access control heavy duty lockable handle trim – Surelock McGill
  • The Soterian Slim TS008 Letterplate – UAP Ltd
  • Zoo ZHSSFH-243 Flush Hinge Series – Zoo Hardware

Product design and innovation electronic – Sponsored by ADSA

  • TeDee – Access2
  • IONIC – UAP Limited
  • Openings Studio – ASSA ABLOY
  • Trent – mechanical and electronic access control heavy duty lockable handle trim – Surelock McGill

Visit the AI Specification Awards page for more information, videos of the shortlisted entries, and to book tickets for the awards event on 18th April at Southwark Cathedral, London.