AVDC Design Awards 2013

Winners from the 2013 AVDC Design Awards

Arla Dairy, Aston Clinton

Winner of Design Award Plaque for outstanding design

A large and technologically advanced dairy facility with a unique coloured cladding to ensure that it blends with the landscape. The building has achieved BREEM Excellent for sustainability.

  • Designed by: DLA Architecture, Leeds
  • Built by: Caddick Construction Ltd, Knottingley for Arla Foods UK

Cuddington and Dinton Church of England School, Dinton

Winner of the Design Awards plaque for outstanding design

A new school building to replace the previous one damaged by fire. A contemporary building providing a new hall and library of inspiration together with improvements to the existing Victorian School.

  • Designed by: Beam Cottage Architect, Cuddington
  • Built by: Phillip Gollins Building, Princes Risborough for the Cuddington and Dinton C of E School

Contemporary House nr. Long Crendon

Winner of the Design Awards plaque for outstanding design

A hillside house designed to be sustainable, architecturally uplifting and respect the landscape. It is at ease within its environment and takes advantage of the panoramic views which surround the plot.

  • Designed by: Barnsley Marshall Structural Engineers, Worcester and the owners
  • Concept design by: Brocklehurst Architects, West Wycombe

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Maids Moreton Hall Maids Moreton

Highly Commended

Careful extension and restoration of the existing dilapidated hall to provide 60 older residents with a luxurious lifestyle. The character of the existing hall has been maintained together with connections to surrounding landscaped grounds.

  • Designed by: Hay Associates Ltd, North Duffield
  • Built by: Lawence Baker Ltd, Eynsham for Lawence Care (Maids Moreton) Ltd, Eynsham

Wanwood and Former Cowhouse Range Manor Farm, Nether Winchendon

Highly Commended

Restoration and conversion of disused farm buildings to provide two large family homes.

  • Designed by: David Parker Architects, Watlington
  • Built by: Liberty Developments, Nether Winchendon for Mr and Mrs Skingle

Wharfside, Buckland Wharf


A contemporary home which makes good use of the canal side location and respects the form of the Gospel Hall which formerly occupied the site.

  • Designed by: Aubrey Technical Services, Hemel Hempstead
  • Built by: Oakley and Miles, Aston Clinton

The Walled Gardens, Cublington


The conversion of a group of disused barns and stables which together with four sympathetic new buildings provide six new homes set at the end of a an avenue of lime trees.

  • Designed by: DR Design, Cublington
  • Built by: John Evans, Cublington

Prebend House, Buckingham


The sensitive restoration of the Grade II listed building from a state of poor repair to provide modern, high quality accommodation for the University.

  • Designed by: Berman Guedes Stretton, Oxford
  • Built by: Kingerlee Special Projects, Kidlington for the University of Buckingham

Akeley Wood School, Akeley


A new block of 16 classrooms to replace temporary accommodation. The new building was designed to respect the surrounding listed buildings and adjacent trees.

  • Designed by: HB Architects, Rugby
  • Built by: RG Carter Midlands Northampton for Cognita Schools