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In pictures: Hugh Broughton Architects’ Maidstone Museum crowned Retrofit of the Year

Cullinan Studios, Hawkins\Brown, PRP, and Tim Ronalds Architects also triumphed last night in the AJ Retrofit Awards 2013

Hugh Broughton Architects’ £3.15 million Maidstone Museum East Wing was praised by the judges for being an ‘outstanding example of retrofit-driven restoration’.

The scheme won both the cultural buildings and the heritage awards.

Speaking at the awards, Eric Parry, winner of last year’s Retrofit Award of the Year for the Holburne Museum in Bath, said: ‘Retrofit is not always the easiest path. It is about drawing new life out of a building, and conjuring a future out of a building which has seen a lot of past’.

Cullinan Studios won two awards, in the offices under £5 million category for their own office, and the schools category for Rosendale Primary School.

The retrofit of South Bank University Student Centre by Hawkins\Brown picked up the higher education award. ‘It convinces on both an urban and detail level, and is ambitious in what it is trying to achieve’, said the judges.

The civic and community category was won by Tim Ronalds Architects for its £14.3 million Ironmonger Row Baths project. Derby Council House by Corstophine + Wright was highly commended.

The housing award went to PRP for the £7.5 million retrofit of Tamworth Towers in Greater Manchester.

Buckley Grey Yeoman picked up the office of £5 million award for the Buckley Building for Derwent London, which the judges described as an ‘exemplary’ retrofit.

Small practice Sanya Polescuk Architects’ Belsize Court Garages in London received the award for house (pre-1945). While East Sussex-based BBM Sustainable Design picked bagged the house (post-1945) category.

The 2013 Retrofit Awards were sponsored by ISG, Miele, Szerelmey, Sapa, Stonegres and Walsh Group.

View plans and drawings of entries to this year’s Retrofit Awards in the AJ Buildings Library.

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