AVDC Design Awards 2018

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding design in the Vale

Design Awards 2018Following an extensive review of all the nominated projects, nine were shortlisted for the awards. These sites were all visited on 30 October by our expert panel of judges who selected five winners, one for each category (Conversion, Public Building, Redevelopment and Restoration) plus a winner for the award for Outstanding Design. 

To mark the events 25th year, the nine shortlisted projects were also entered into the People's Choice award, voted for by the general public.

The awards were presented on Thursday 29 November during a presentation evening, sponsored by Durkan UK. Photos from the presentation evening can be found here.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the design and execution of the winning projects for achieving a significant contribution to the local environment. 

 

People's Choice Award: Brenda's Way, Aylesbury
Redevelopment of garage site to form 14 new dwellings with associated parking and 6 replacement garages

  • Architect/Designer: rg + p Architects
  • Builder/Contractor: T & B Contractors
  • Client: Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

Brenda's Way - pre redevelopment

 

Brenda's Way - post redevelopment

 

Brenda's Way - Plans

 

 

Outstanding Design: 43 High Street, Long Crendon
Two-storey rear extension to the Grade II listed thatched cottage, making effective use of the change in ground levels

  • Architect/Designer: Lynn Palmer Architects Ltd
  • Builder/Contractor: TGC Ltd
  • Client: Janice Tuckley

43 High Street - pre conversion

 

43 High Strret - Post conversion

 

43 High Street- Side elevation

 

 

Best Conversion: Foxhill Barn, Kingsey
Conversion of a black steel framed Dutch barn to form a single 6-bed dwelling

  • Architect/Designer: Ian Slater Architectural Design
  • Builder/Contractor and client: Mr & Mrs B Connelly

Foxhill Barn - pre conversion

 

Foxhill Barn - post conversion

 

Foxhill Barn - Internal

 

 

Best Public Building: Beachborough School
Extension of existing school building within a courtyard setting to form a Design Technology workshop

  • Architect/Designer: Hayward Smart Architects Ltd
  • Builder/Contractor: Edgar Taylor (Buckingham) Ltd
  • Client: Beachborough School

Beachborough School - pre redevelopment

 

Beachborough School - post

 

 

 

Best Redevelopment: Brenda's Way, Aylesbury
Redevelopment of garage site to form 14 new dwellings with associated parking and 6 replacement garages

  • Architect/Designer: rg + p Architects
  • Builder/Contractor: T & B Contractors
  • Client: Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust

Brenda's Way - pre redevelopment

 

Brenda's Way - post redevelopment

 

Brenda's Way - Plans

 

 

Best Restoration: Dinton Castle, Dinton
Restoration of the Grade II* listed former folly to create a single dwelling

  • Architect/Designer: Jaime Fernandez
  • Builder/Contractor: Jaime Fernandez
  • Client: Jaime Fernandez

    Dinton Castle - pre redevelopment 

     

    Dinton Castle - After

     

     

     

    If you have been working on a project, or know of any schemes worthy of consideration for the 2019 Design Awards, please get in touch with designawards@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call 01296 585471.

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