Design excellence recognised at Sussex awards ceremony

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Sites across the county were recognised at the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards yesterday.

The ceremony took place at the Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe and was hosted by the charity’s president, the Rt Hon Lord Egremont.

The Edwardian Building, Chichester

The Edwardian Building, Chichester

The awards recognise and reward high-quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly-built projects, as well as encouraging the use of traditional skills and crafts.

There were 20 awards and 14 highly commended announced this year at the sold-out awards luncheon.

Winners ranged from the restoration of a 16th-century listed building in Parkminster to the new Language and Resource Centre (LARC) at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham. Judges noted the LARC was an ‘excellent facility with a striking presence’.

Dr John Godfrey, Sussex Heritage Trust chairman, said: “These awards really are about excellence and high quality.

“Buildings and gardens have to be the very best to win a hand-crafted slate plaque, designed for display on or at the winning site.”

The Sussex Heritage Trust was formed in 1977 to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural heritage of Sussex. It launched the awards scheme in 1998.

Visit www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk for more details on the charity.

Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2016

BUILDING CRAFT

Mel Howse, glass installation Successions of Light, Friese Greene House, Hove

COMMERCIAL

Highly Commended: Old Stone House, East Grinstead

ECCLESIASTICAL

Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, Hove

Highly Commended: St Mary the Virgin Church of England Church, Eastbourne

LANDSCAPE AND GARDENS

The Sheep House, Brede

Highly Commended: Landscape Water Garden, St Mary’s House, Bramber

LARGE SCALE RESIDENTIAL

King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst

Friese Greene House, Hove

MID-SCALE RESIDENTIAL

53 Cinque Ports Street, Rye

Courtlea, Petworth

Former Chichester District Museum

Highly Commended: 39/40 Arundel Place, Brighton

PUBLIC & COMMUNITY

The Level, Brighton

Music School, Brighton College, Brighton

UTC @ Harbourside Newhaven

Barns Green Primary School, Barns Green

Language and Resource Centre building, Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham

Highly Commended: Big Parks Project, Peacehaven; The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne; The Edwardian Building, Chichester; Worth Park and Ridleys Court, Crawley

SMALL SCALE RESIDENTIAL

Beach Houses, Camber

Priory Farm House, Polegate

South Street, Lewes

Mockford, Parkminster

Stones, Pulborough

Grantham Road, Brighton

Highly Commended: Little England Farm, Hadlow Down; Stonebridge Barn, Blackboys; Old Plumbers Workshop, Glynde; Hen Barn, Forest Row; Old Fort Road, Shoreham; Old Mill Barns, Sidlesham

SUSSEX HERITAGE PERSON OF THE YEAR

Anthony C. D. Kindell, Aldershal Handmade Tiles, Battle

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