About the Awards
2018 saw the second year of the Worcestershire Architecture Awards by the Worcestershire Society of Chartered Architects.
The awards have been set up to recognise good architecture in Worcestershire, engage with the public and promote the value that using an architect can bring to the local environment. A jury consisting of architects and non-architects judged the submissions.
A free exhibition, open to the public was held at The Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 25th August 2018 from 10am until 4.30pm, which included the Awards presentation at 2pm.
This celebration of local architects and architecture coincided was part of the successful Worcester Festival.
The exhibition will be displayed again at St Helen’s Church just down the High Street here in Worcester from 10th September, then for 5 weeks from 13th October in the Henry Sandon Hall, which is part of the redeveloped Royal Porcelain Works.
Entries and Winners
The Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2018 were announced at the public exhibition at The Guildhall Worcester on 25th August 2018.
Details of all of the entries in each category along with winners and commendations are below. Click on the entry name to view the full entry board as a pdf.
Categories 1-6 were judged by a panel of three judges. Entries were assessed on the basis of the extent to which they demonstrated, in the opinion of the judges, fitness for purpose, elegance of design and the contribution they make to the built environment.
The judges were:
Ruth Reed – Architect and Past President RIBA
Olive White – Lecture in Architecture, University of Wolverhampton and Architect
Michael Purton – Editor of Worcester News part of Newsquest, West Midlands
Category 1 – Built Private House
The Hop House – Vivid Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 2 – Unbuilt Private House
The Ground, Mousehole – Glazzard Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Grange Lane – DJD Architects COMMENDED
Category 3 – Built Project in Worcestershire
Malvern Evangelical Church – Glazzard Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 4 – Unbuilt Project in Worcestershire
Henwick Road – DJD Architects CATEGORY WINNER
Category 5 – Built Project outside Worcestershire
Trent Valley Crematorium – Howl Associates CATEGORY WINNER
St Johns Almshouses – KKE Architects COMMENDED
Category 6 – Unbuilt Project outside Worcestershire
Bespoke Headquarters – KKE Architects CATEGORY WINNER
People’s Choice Award in Association with Newsquest West Midlands
Newsquest West Midlands publish local newspapers across Worcestershire. 8 projects from across all of those entered above were selected by the editorial team, and published in the papers in print and online. An online vote was organised through the newspaper websites with members of the public voting for their favourite project.
Victoria Road – Ben Cunliffe Architects Ltd PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER