AVDC Design Awards 2014

Winners from the 2014 AVDC Design Awards

Chandos Yard, Long Crendon

Winner of Winner of the Design Award Plaque for Outstanding Design

An unoccupied listed pub and outbuildings on a derelict site has been re-developed to provide a balanced scheme of offices for an architectural practice, a modern office building occupied by a local design company and a new family home in the former pub.

  • Designed by: Wolff Architects Ltd
  • Built by: Colindale Construction Ltd for Wolff Architects Ltd

The Pointer, Brill

Certificate for Outstanding Design and Renovation

Renovation and improvement of an old pub together with provision of a butchers shop in a carefully rebuilt outbuilding now offers the community a refurbished and improved pub with restaurant and gardens and the opportunity to buy local produce.

  • Designed by: Planned Approach Architects
  • Built by: Constable Construction Ltd for Mr and Mrs Howden

Cherry Tree Barn, Bragenham Lane, near Great Brickhill

Highly Commended

A new rural family home, based around an existing cow shed, using local and reused materials to provide a very environmentally efficient house which fits harmoniously in its surroundings.

  • Designed by: a-zero architects
  • Built by: Philip's Build Ltd for Mr and Mrs Hosley

The Grove, Stockgrove Park, near Great Brickhill

Highly Commended

One of a pair of new spacious contemporary and sustainable luxury homes in an historic setting. The Grove provides flexible open plan living over three floors in a highly energy efficient building.

  • Designed by: Hinton Cook Architects
  • Built by: Resolution Homes

Sunny Hill Farmhouse, Padbury


A careful sympathetic renovation of a 16th/17th century house using period materials together with a contemporary rear extension to provide a village home.

  • Designed by: Neil Tanner Associates
  • Built by: Richard Ashford Ltd for Mr and Mrs Allen

Stowe Music School, Stowe School


A new music school allowing Stowe to consolidate music teaching and practice. The building has a tripartite form to reflect its historic setting and relationship with the surrounding landscaped park.

  • Concept design by: Nick Cox Architects
  • Build design by: Oxford Architects
  • Built by: Stepnell Ltd for Stowe School

Hastoe Housing Association schemes in Mursley, Marsh Gibbon and Tingewick

Commended for Community Design

Three community projects on rural exception sites to provide 100% affordable housing. Each site is specifically designed to reflect its village locality in consultation with parish councils.

  • Designed by: David Parker Architects
  • Built by: Jarvis Group, Marsh Gibbon and Tingewick and V E Parrott, Mursley for Hastoe Housing Association (Buckingham) Ltd