This year’s Housing Design Awards has opened for entries, with rural affairs minister John Gardiner joining the 2017 judging panel
Gardiner will help chose the winner in the Rural Housing Award category which was first launched last year and won by Squires Barnett Architects for a conversion of disused stone sheds in Hexham, Northumberland, into a terrace of social rented homes.
Representing DEFRA in the House of Lords, Gardiner will join 20 multidisciplinary judges on visits to shortlisted sites for the prize - now into its 69th year.
The other specialist categories are: best private rented sector development, best design for the ageing population, best family-friendly design, best affordable housing development and best design in London.
Gardiner said: ’The Housing Design Awards celebrate high-quality development taking place around the country. By promoting the category of best rural scheme, I want to celebrate the positive contribution to rural communities by having well-designed new homes, in harmony with their surroundings.’
Around 15 to 20 awards are given each year to a mix of completed schemes and projects which have planning but are yet to complete. Last years winners include Alison Brooks Architects and
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Architects for Ely Court / Kilburn Park, Maccreanor Lavington for Acton Gardens, and Pollard Thomas Edwards for Older Women’s Co-housing in Barnet, north London. The Supreme Winner was Ash Sakula for The Mailings in Newcastle.
The deadline for entries for 2017’s Awards is Friday 28 February. The awards will be presented in early July.
Housing Design Awards winners 2016 in full
- Ash Sakula; The Malings; Supreme Winner
- Matthew Lloyd Architects; Frampton Park Baptist Church & Apartments; Completed Winners
- Conran and Partners; Baylis Old School; Completed Winners
- Alison Brooks Architects and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands Architects; Ely Court/Kilburn Park; Completed Winners
- Pollard Thomas Edwards; The Scene; Completed Winners
- Shedkm; hoUSe; Completed Winners
- Maccreanor Lavington; Acton Gardens Phase 3.2; Project Winner
- Assael Architecture; Creekside Wharf; Project Winner
- Mikhail Riches with Cathy Hawley; Goldsmith Street; Project Winner
- Alison Brooks Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards; North West Cambridge Lots M1 & M2; Project Winner
- Squires Barnett Architects; The Ropery; project winner in Rural Housing Award
- HTA Design LLP; Heartlands; Project Winner
- Duggan Morris Architects; Hampstead Green; HAPPI Winner
- Pollard Thomas Edwards; Older Women’s Co-housing; HAPPI Winner
- PRP Architects; Windmill Court extra care; HAPPI Winner (pictured below)
Windmill Court by PRP Architects
Source: Tim Crocker