An iconic property which takes the form of two flint wedges has won the top prize at this year’s Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards. The Flint House, which scooped the Outstanding Design, was built for Lord Rothschild on his Waddesdon estate earlier this year. It was designed by Skene Catling de la Peña Architects.
The awards recognises and celebrates local building projects which make a positive contribution to the environment and set a good design example to other developments. Highly commended awards were given to Drakes Place, a new development of 75 homes in central Aylesbury, and Oving Village Hall, a new community asset for the village.
Six others received commended awards, with schemes ranging from listed homes to new developments.
The restoration of one of a pair of pavilions at Chilton House, Chilton; the conversion of The Pool House in Stockgrove and an extension to 21 Churchend, Haddenham were all Grade II listed properties which picked up the coveted commended awards.
A new family home called The Odyssey in Chearsley; Printers Piece, providing 50 new homes on a previously derelict factory site in the centre of Haddenham; and the Buckingham Lodge Care Home in Buckingham Park are all new developments which were commended.
Councillor Carole Paternoster, Cabinet Member for Growth Strategy said, “The AVDC Design Awards are now in their twenty-second year, and the quality of design continues to increase year by year. I am delighted that so many developers and residents are taking up our challenge to achieve high quality design on developments throughout the Vale”.
This year’s winners were presented with their awards at The Gateway Conference Centre in Aylesbury on 28 October.
To find out more about the awards, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/design-awards-2015