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Now’s Time To Enter Guildford Design Awards

Published on: 19 May, 2013
Updated on: 21 May, 2013

The search for the best new designed buildings, developments, conservation projects and spaces is under way. 

The Guildford Design Awards recognise projects that have improved the architecture, heritage or sustainability of the borough.

Lovelace Mausoleum at

Lovelace Mausoleum at East Horsley.

Co-ordinated by Guildford Borough Council since 1987, the awards take place every two years and are free to enter. They are open to businesses, schools and colleges, community groups, house builders, developers and homeowners in the borough.

All entries must relate to a site within the borough, although the entrant may be located outside of the borough. Projects must be completed between June 2011 and June 7, 2013.

This year you can also take a photo of your favourite place or space in the borough and enter our photographic competition. Open to all ages, the winner will receive two complementary tickets to a show at G Live.

The closing date for all entries is June 7.

Cllr Monika Juneja, lead councillor for planning and governance, said: “Great design is all around us in buildings, parks, streetscape, public art and landscape. If you have been involved in an innovative project or know of a restored or new building that you think deserves recognition, why not enter our awards.”

Peter Youll, managing director of Linden Homes, whose firm is sponsoring the awards, said: “We are delighted to sponsor these awards for a second time. Good design is essential in shaping the environment in which we live and it is something over which there should be no compromise.

“This year there are no entry categories and each project will be judged on its individual merits – the size and budget of a scheme does not matter. You could be a company who has just built a new office, a school, university or college that has built new facilities, a house builder, or a homeowner that has undertaken an innovative extension to their home.”

An independent panel will judge entries and the winner’s announcement will take place at a ceremony later this year.

For further information, and how to enter, visit www.guildford.gov.uk/gda  You will also find details about the borough’s photographic competition.

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