AVDC Design Awards 2015

Winners from the 2015 AVDC Design Awards

The Flint House, Waddesdon

Winner of the Design Award Plaque for Outstanding Design

The Flint House and its annex have been designed to respond to their site on Waddeson
Estate. They form two stepped linear monoliths which echo the texture of their surroundings.

The flint building material reflects that found in the surrounding landscape and the colours fade up the building to white to blend with the sky.

  • Designer: Skene Caitling de la Peña Architects
  • Builder: Kingerlee Ltd
  • Client: Waddesdon Estate

Drakes Place, Aylesbury

Highly Commended

A new development of 75 homes in central Aylesbury. The scheme has created evocative, original architecture including terraces, townhouses and apartments. Its proximity 
to Bearbrook provides a green corridor and mature trees have been retained on the site.

  • Designer: HTA Design LLP
  • Builder: Wates Living Space
  • Client: Homes and Communities Agency

Oving Village Hall

Highly Commended

A new Village Hall in the style of an oak barn with weatherboarding and tiled roof. A highly sustainable and accessible building set in the centre of the village which combines its traditional appearance with an light spacious interior which is very popular with the villagers.

  • Designers: Border Oak Design and Construction and Oving Parish Council Design Group
  • Builder: Border Oak Design and Construction
  • Client: Oving Village Council

The Odyssey, Cheasley


A contemporary 5-bedroom house designed to respond to its sloping site and to respect the nearby listed historic property.

The scheme is thoughtfully designed to positively contribute to and enhance its surroundings.

  • Concept Designer: Anderson Orr Partnership
  • Development Designer: HFP Architects
  • Developer: Elysium Properties UK Ltd

The Stables, Chilton House, Chilton


Restoration of one of a pair of Grade II* listed pavilions at Chilton House, originally housing stables and with a hayloft and later a groom’s flat above.

Following advice from English Heritage the building now provides ground floor office space making use of the original stable divisions. The upper floor is divided into two 2-bedroom flats which retain the historic character. 

  • Designer: BSA Chesters Ltd
  • Builder, Repairs: Edgar Taylor (Buckingham) Ltd
  • Building Contractor, Conversion: Saunders Brothers (Bucks) Ltd
  • Client: Aubrey-Fletcher Estates Ltd

Printers Piece, Haddenham


Redevelopment of a derelict factory site in the centre of Haddenham to provide 50 new homes.

The scheme reflects the locally distinctive character of the village with Witchert walls, the use of a variety of local materials and in its layout.

  • Designer: David Parker Architects
  • Contractor: W E Black Ltd

21 Churchend, Haddenham


A family room extension to a Grade II listed house designed to link the house with the garden. The new room gives views to the garden and access to a newly created courtyard.

The project also provided a family gymnasium. 

  • Designer: ADC Practice Ltd
  • Builder: Bob Builders Ltd
  • Client: Mr & Mrs Stretton

The Pool House, Stockgrove


The Grade II listed former Pool House at Stockgrove Park has been converted to a functional and contemporary home which respects and responds to the original structure.

The building height and high level pool windows are now sympathetically incorporated in the dual mezzanines served by a central staircase above the main living areas.

  • Designer: CPMG Architects
  • Builder/contractor and owner:  Philip Harrison


Buckingham Lodge Care Home, Aylesbury


A new care home built in an attractive open site on Buckingham Park.

Its design offers both a pleasant home for the residents and relates well to building design in the nearby local centre.

  • Designer: LNT Construction Ltd
  • Builder/contractor: LNT construction Ltd Client: Anchor Trust