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Canterbury Design Awards – call for nominations

A photo of a small street, lined with houses

The Canterbury Society is seeking nominations for the next Design Awards in 2021 to recognise and celebrate buildings, spaces and places that are loved by our community.

2018 awardees included The King’s School for its Kingsdown House development on Broad Street (“Overall Winner”), 8 St Peter’s Lane by CPD Architect (“New Housing”), The Sibson Building, University of Kent by Penoyre and Prasad (“New Building outside a Conservation Area”) and the Chapter House Pizzeria and Bar by Clague Architects (“Shop Fronts and Signage”).

Nominations forms are now available on the Canterbury Society website and the closing date for nominations is the end of June 2021.

The Awards will be given in seven categories :

  • new housing
  • a new building in a Conservation Area
  • a new building outside a Conservation Area
  • a building that has been renovated
  • retro-fitted or refurbished
  • public realm and open space projects
  • shop front and signage and the most innovative solution to our
    climate and ecological emergency.

From the category winners, an overall winner will be chosen. The only
requirements are:

  • that the projects are within Canterbury and the surrounding parishes
  • can be seen from a public road, path or public open space
  • completed between 30th September 2018 and 30th
    June 2021.

Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including members of the Canterbury Society, community organisations, residents associations, CCC and parish councils, architects and developers. Those nominating are requested to complete the form and submit it together with photographs, sufficient to identify and describe the project and to say why it is worthy of a Design Award.

Projects may be works on buildings, streets or public spaces, or be quite small schemes such as the sensitive repair or alteration of a building or shop front, or the attractive development of a neglected site.

Judging will be carried out by representatives of the Canterbury Society and invited members of the local community. The judges will be considering quality of the design, quality of construction, suitability for the
location, improvement to the public realm, impact on the local community, sustainability, pride of place and if the project has a great story to tell.

The winners will be revealed at an award ceremony to take place in the Cathedral Lodge in November 2021.

The Awards are sponsored by Rogate, Bo Concept, Boys and Maughan, Anthony Swaine Architecture, Clague Architects, Kreston Reeves and James Clague Architects.

For further information click HERE or email John Yard at for further information.

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