Roehampton students staying in Chadwick Hall could soon be living in award-winning accommodation.

The University of Roehampton’s student accommodation building has been shortlisted for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize which is awarded annually to the best building in the UK.

It had previously won the Mayor of Wandsworth’s design award in 2017 and RIBA Area and National awards in 2018.

Designed by the architect Henley Halebrown, it is situated in the gardens of the grade II listed Downshire House, a Georgian villa.

Next to Chadwick Hall is a grade II listed sculpture ‘The Watchers’, which was created by Lynn Chadwick in 1963, and after whom the hall is named.

Gilly King, history and heritage advisor for the University of Roehampton, said: “It’s the most prestigious architecture prize available in England.

“It’s obviously impossible to say whether we will win.

“The story is that to be shortlisted for the Stirling prize is prestigious in its own right. It’s marvelous.

“There’s great enthusiasm for it on campus.

“Returning students and first-year students come in and September and we are planning a campaign aimed at them.

“A lot of them are living in prestigious accommodation. To have student accommodation of architectural significance is significant.”