GALLERY: All the winners from this year’s West Norfolk Design in the Environment awards
FENLAND entries were included among the winners of the 2008 Mayor s Awards for Design in the Environment which were organised by the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk. The ceremony took place at the Town Hall in King s Lynn, recognising the s
FENLAND entries were included among the winners of the 2008 Mayor's Awards for Design in the Environment which were organised by the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.
The ceremony took place at the Town Hall in King's Lynn, recognising the sterling efforts that local individuals, builders and architects make to improve the visual amenity of the borough.
The awards were introduced in 1998 to draw attention to some of the innovative design in the borough and to highlight the high quality of smaller schemes which are not recognised by large scale national award schemes.
Each year the Mayor, along with a panel of judges, selects the best scheme in each category for an award. Deputy Borough Mayor, Cllr Bill Daws, presented the awards on behalf of the Mayor who was involved in the judging, commented: "I congratulate those of you involved in these inspiring and innovative schemes.
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"I am very glad that it was not my role to be a judge because I know it must have been extremely difficult. I thank all the judges for the hard work and enthusiasm with which they went about their task.
"Those who have received awards have developed truly outstanding schemes. I hope that others will be inspired to follow suit. I know the Mayor would wish me to pass on his personal congratulations."
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Twenty-eight entries were received for the 2008 awards, with schemes ranging from extensions, conversations and new single homes to small estate developments, commercial schemes and landscaping projects. This year, 19 of the 28 schemes put forward were shortlisted for awards. All 19 schemes were then visited by the judging panel before the final winners were selected.
The 2008 Mayor's Awards for Design in the Environment winners are:
• Category - conversion
Winner - Lodge Farm. Hilgay (Parsons Whittley Ltd) 01760 722000
• Category - extension
Winner - Howells Butchers/Pentney House, The Green, Burnham Market
Wade Architectural Design) 01263 768538
• Category - renovation
Winner - St Ann's House, St Ann's Street, King's Lynn (Jonathan Hall
Associates) 01603 488643
Commendation - Park View, King's Lynn (Jonathan Hall Associates) 01603
• Category - small multiple new build
Winner - 9 Beacon Hill, Burnham Market (Richard CF Waite RIBA Dip.Arch (Leics) AABC) 01553 772656 Commendation - 1, 2 and 3 Ling Common Road, Castle Rising (Peter Godfrey)
• Category - single new build
Winner - Norvista, Main Road, Brancaster Staithe (Thomas Faire MA (Cantab)
Dip.Arch) 01328 738276
Commendation - pump House, Cross Lane, Brancaster (Thomas Faire MA (Cantab)
Dip.Arch) 01328 738276
• Category - restoration
Winner - Dovecote, Hargate Lane, Terrington St Clement (Richard CF Waite
RIBA Dip.Arch) 01553 772656
Winner - Red Mount Chapel, King's Lynn (Mark Fuller, BCKWLN) 01553
John Selby, Conservation and Design Officer at the Borough Council, concluded: "We would like to thank everyone who has put forward a scheme for the 2008 Awards. The standard, as always, has been very high.
"These awards help us to highlight the importance of good design and showcase some of the best examples. We hope that the standard of design will continue to rise benefiting visitors to, and residents of, King's Lynn and West Norfolk.