Published Friday, 15 March 2019
Last night, (Thursday 14 March), the twelfth Waverley Design Awards were held to celebrate the best of the borough’s new developments.
Around 85 awards nominees and guests, including the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Denise Le Gal, Leader of the Council, Councillor Julia Potts, Portfolio Holder for Policy and Customer Services Councillor Christopher Storey and expert judges, gathered at the refurbished Memorial Hall, Farnham to find out who, out of the outstanding entries from across the borough, had scooped the awards.
The evening ceremony began with an exhibition with drinks and light refreshments, followed by the formal presentation. The judges, who were on hand to give out some of the awards, included the council’s Design Champion, Councillor David Else, Laith Anayi of Stedman Blower Architects, Mark Gower from UCA, Heather Kerswell of HK Associates and Russell Morris, Historic Buildings Officer at Waverley Borough Council.
Councillor Christopher Storey, Portfolio Holder for Policy and Customer Services, said: “We’d like to thank all those who entered the awards this year and extend our congratulations to the winners; the standard was, as usual, very high and there were some deserving winners who have played a huge role in helping ensure Waverley continues to have a high quality built environment. Thanks also to those who took the time to vote for their favourite buildings in the People’s Choice Award.”
The awards were introduced in 1995 by Waverley Borough Council to encourage interest in the quality of the borough’s built and natural environment and to promote an awareness of the need for high quality design.
Sponsor for the 2018/19 Design Awards was The Haslemere Society.
The prize winners are:
Environment and Landscape
Winner – Tice’s Meadow, Farnham
Highly Commended – Compasses Bridge, Alfold
Commended – Witley Manor, Witley
Alterations and Extensions
Winner – Barn conversion, Godalming
Highly Commended – Residential extension, Haslemere
Commended – East Barn, Cranleigh
Winner – Casis Farm, Cranleigh
Commended – Wilfred Noyce Centre, Godalming
Winner – Science & Mathematics Centre, Charterhouse School, Godalming
Highly Commended – Undershaw, Hindhead
Commended – St Hugh’s, Holy Cross Hospital, Haslemere
New residential buildings
Winner - New residential dwelling, Farnham
Highly commended - New residential leisure complex, Haslemere
Commended - New residential dwelling, Cranleigh
New residential dwelling, Farnham
New Buildings – 2 or more dwellings
Winner – Church View, Godalming
Highly commended – Millbank Close, Farnham
Commended – The Tannary, Godalming
Interior Quality - Casis Farm, Cranleigh
Winner – Wilfred Noyce Centre, Godalming
Overall Design Award
Winner – Science and Mathematics Centre, Charterhouse School, Godalming