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Deadline Approaches for Design Awards

Published on: 21 May, 2023
Updated on: 21 May, 2023

Previous winner: Hilltop, RHS Wisley

By Nic Allen

We all want to see examples of great design in our town and borough, it adds to the quality of our environment.

The Guildford Society and Guildford Borough Council are seeking entries for the 2023 Guildford Design Awards. The deadline for entries on May 26 is fast approaching

If you have noticed a candidate that you think should be considered under one of the categories below please make an entry or ask the owner to make an entry.

This year we have added a new category “new shops and hospitality—pubs and restaurants” recognising the increasing number of well-designed shops, restaurants and pubs being created in Guildford.

Previous winner: Private House, Abbot Road, Guildford

There are ten award categories:

  • Commercial Building (new)
  • Commercial Shop fit-outs and Hospitality (new)
  • Public Building (new)
  • Individual House (new)
  • Multiple Housing – smaller projects up to 30 homes (new build)
  • Multiple Housing – larger projects 30 homes and over (new build)
  • Conservation Project
  • Regeneration Project – including those involving an extension to an existing
  • Public Realm including soft (landscape) and/or hard works
  • Public Art

The Guildford Design Awards are a focus for design quality. They recognise and reward excellence in architecture, urban design, planning and public art across the borough.

Submitting a nomination

For details on how to nominate a project and make a submission click here.

Projects must have been completed between June 2021 and June 2023 to be eligible for free entry to the Awards.

Nominations can be made for a location anywhere in the borough of Guildford.

Guildford Borough Map – Google Maps

Projects should be submitted, and nominations made no later than Friday, May 26 2023.

For further information please contact: Peter Coleman at:

Previous Winner: Optohedron near Newlands Corner.

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