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Guildford Design Awards – Winners Announced

Published on: 4 Dec, 2021
Updated on: 7 Dec, 2021

Award winner – the Wellbeing Garden part of the Hilltop Horticultural Centre RHS Wisley

The annual Guildford Design Awards winners were announced this week (December 1) The ceremony took place at the Baptist Centre in Millmead, itself an award winner. The Mayor of Guildford Marsha Moseley presented the awards.

Peter Coleman, chairman of the Judging Panel commented: “The Judging Panel was heartened by the high quality of the entries with a range of new developments, restoration and art projects happening in the Borough. The submissions demonstrated a range of good quality contemporary architecture, art and sensitively designed regeneration and conservation works to existing buildings.

“Our thanks to all who put forward properties for the Guildford Design Awards”

Joss Bigmore leader of the council commented: “Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Guildford Design Awards. The awards are an excellent way to encourage and recognise great design and it’s exciting to see these high-quality projects contributing to our thriving borough.”

For the first time, the Guildford Society joined forces with Guildford Borough Council to run the awards. Previously the GSoc and GBC organised the awards on alternate years. Donors in the local architecture, planning, and development community, helped to fund the event.

Award winners by category…

Commercial Building and Large Regeneration Project (involving an extension to an existing building)

255 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3BS.
Architect dn-a Architects
Client: Beltane Asset Management

New Public Building and Public Realm

Hilltop Horticulture Centre, RHS, Wisley, Guildford, GU23 6QB
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre
Client: Royal Horticultural Society

Community Public Building

Millmead Baptist Centre, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BE.
Architect: Re- Format
Client: Guildford Baptist Church

Individual House – Self Build

Abbott Road, Guildford.
Architect: WW Studio Ltd
Clients: Jeannine & Rob Young

Individual House

Holly Blue House, Guildford.
Architect: Peter Huf Architecture
Client: Charles & Anna Cade.

Large Multiple Housing (30 homes and over)

Scape, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4UD.
Architect: Stephen Marshall
AB Rogers – Interior Architect
Client: Scape Student Living/Living by Scape

Private Conservation Project

Sayers, Shere.
Architect: Lytle Associates,
Client: Liz Calverley

Public Conservation Project

West Horsley Place, North West Rest Rooms, West Horsley Place, West Horsley,
KT24 6AN
Architect: The Goddard Partnership with David Lloyd-Jones Associates,
Client: West Horsley Place Trust (Formerly Mary Roxburghe Trust)

Small Regeneration Project (involving an extension to an existing building)

Thorner Cottage, Pirbright.
Architect: Atelier db
Client: Mr & Mrs Lavender

Public Art

The Optohedron, Newlands Corner, GU4 8SE
Artist: Will Nash
Client: Surrey Hills Arts

The 2021 Guildford Design Awards Judging Panel was:
Peter Coleman (chair of the judges), Architect, Guildford Society.
Nic Allen, RIBA Guildford Society
Dawn Hudd, Strategic Services Director, Guildford Borough Council
Anna Hummel, Architect, Guildford Society
Gerry Lytle, Architect, Guildford Society
Amanda Reynolds, Director, AR Urbanism
Stephen Wells, Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services, University of Surrey

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  1. Jim Allen Reply

    December 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    If these are the winners clearly the judges had limited entries. The extension does not even have colour matched bricks or Georgian windows so sticks out like a sore thumb while the roof on the “Private Conservation” was not colour matched. Or am I working on old design criteria?

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