AVDC Design Awards 2010

Winners from the AVDC Design Awards 2010

New Science Teaching Block, Thornton College, Thornton

Joint Winner for Outstanding Design 

This modern building was developed to ‘book end’ end the main elevation of the Grade II Listed main school building. It includes a suite of general classrooms downstairs with four laboratories and preparation rooms upstairs.

  • Designed by: Acanthus Clews Architects, Banbury for Thornton College.

Highridge, Nr Aston Clinton

Joint Winner for Outstanding Design

A sustainable contemporary new home comprising two circular wings linked by a glass atrium with views over the Vale of Aylesbury.

  • Designed by: Radclyffe Associates, Amersham for Mrs Crawford.

Seinna, Padbury

Highly Commended for the excellent use of a restricted site to create a contemporary home that fits unobtrusively into the conservation area

A contemporary house which makes good use of a small triangular plot in the conservation area. 

  • Concept design: Emmerson Architects (now Niche Architects), London
  • Design by: HDA Architecture, Northampton
  • Owned by: Ms Tinson

Holy Trinity Church, Aylesbury

Commended for providing a welcoming church and community facility.

A new entrance area which is linked with the body of the church by large glass walls and provides a coffee bar and meeting spaces, all fully accessible, together with links to the adjacent hall.

  • Designed by: JCA Architects, Aylesbury for the Holy Trinity Walton Parish Church.

The Mill, Waddesdon

Commended for sympathetic conversion of a redundant village landmark to a new business use

A conversion which preserves the visual character of the mill and restores it to employment use. The large internal spaces are used for offices and retain many original features.

  • Designed by: BSA Chesters Ltd, Long Crendon for the owner, Mr Paine

Brill Windmill

Commended for skilled conservation of an important historic landmark building

Extensive repair of the Grade II* listed windmill were undertaken. Work included the repair of historic timbers, replacing the tail ladder and renewing the sails.

  • Restoration by: Oxley Conservation Ltd, Henley-on-Thames for owners, AVDC

Photograph taken from the Brill Village website