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List: Top 10 Favourite Modern Buildings in the UK

Date: October 2005

Source: YouGov

Base: Poll of 2,039 adults voting on a shortlist of 20 buildings

Notes: The Eden Project in Cornwall is a multi-million pound attraction in a former china clay-pit near St Austell. It won 40% of votes, ahead of the "gherkin" in London and the McLaren HQ in Surrey, which came second and third. The survey was carried out by YouGov for Constructionskills, the skills council for the construction industry. However, another poll, Britain's Ugliest Buildings, where more than 1,000 buildings were nominated, had the Scottish Parliament ranked eighth - exactly the same position as in this poll. Which is, errr, an interesting coincidence...

Building

Location

Eden Project

Cornwall

30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin)

London

McLaren Technology Centre

Woking, Surrey

Great Court, British Museum

London

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Gateshead

Millennium Stadium

Cardiff

Millennium Bridge

London

The Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh, Scotland

Selfridges Building

Birmingham

Tate Modern

London

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