Worcestershire Architecture Awards

About the Awards

2019 saw the third 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.

The awards were presented at the WSCA Summer Party on Thursday 15th August 2019 which was kindly sponsored by Solus Ceramics.

A free exhibition, open to the public was held at The Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 17th August 2019 from 10am until 4.30pm.

This celebration of local architects and architecture was part of the successful Worcester Festival.

The exhibition will be displayed again at The Hive, in Worcester, in September.  We are hoping to arrange further exhibitions later in the year.

Entries and winners for previous years can be viewed at:

Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2018 – Entries and Winners

Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2017 – Entries and Winners

Entries and Winners – 2019

The Worcestershire Architecture Awards 2019 were announced at the WSCA Summer Party  on 15th August 2019.

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.  More details on the categories and awards can be found here.

The judges were:

Katherine McNeil  – Lecturer in Architecture, University of Coventry and Architect

Kirk Rushby – Architect, Archetype

Steven Collins – Reporter, Worcester News part of Newsquest, West Midlands

Category 1 – Built Private House

  • Wychbold House, Batterham Smith Architects - Category 1 Winner, Built House

Entries:

Wychbold House – Batterham Smith Architects CATEGORY WINNER

Private House in the Countryside – DJD Architects

Private Pool – Osbornes Chartered Architects

Category 2 – Unbuilt Private House

  • Victoria Road, Osbornes Chartered Architects

Entries:

The Tree House – Vivid Architects  CATEGORY WINNER

Victoria Road – Osbornes Chartered Architects

The Leat – Vivid Architects

The Light Box – Vivid Architects

The Long House – Vivid Architects

Category 3 – Built Project in Worcestershire

  • St Ann's Well Cafe, Matthew Gullick Architects

Entries:

Royal Porcelain Works – KKE Architects CATEGORY WINNER

St Ann’s Well Cafe – Matthew Gullick Architects

Malvern Vale Primary School – Jacobs

New Fitness Suite, New College Worcester – Jacobs

Extensions, Red Hill School – Jacobs

Godfrey Brown Theatre – Lett + Sweetland Architects

Heron Lodge – Lett + Sweetland Architects

Sir Thomas White Court – Lett + Sweetland Architects

Hafod Road – One Creative Environments

Malvern Hills Council House – Osbornes Chartered Architects

Hartlebury Castle Bishop’s House and Workshop Cafe – Rodney Melville and Partners

Category 4 – Unbuilt Project in Worcestershire

  • Dutch Barn, MAG Architecture - Category 4 Winner - Unbuilt Project Worcestershire

Entries:

Dutch Barn – MAG Architecture CATEGORY WINNER

Proposed Extra Care Living, Pershore – DJD Architects

Lion Fields Urban Regeneration – One Creative Environments

Category 5 – Built Project outside Worcestershire

  • St Peter's Hospice, KKE Architects

Entries:

Four Oaks Methodist Church – KKE Architects CATEGORY WINNER

Residential Development, Shobdon – DJD Architects / Owen Hicks Architecture

Mary Stevens Hospice – KKE Architects

St Peter’s Hospice – KKE Architects

Brighton Sealife – Osbornes Chartered Architects

The Furnace Kitchen – Osbornes Chartered Architects

Category 6 – Unbuilt Project outside Worcestershire

  • HME Educational Facility, Lagos, Nigeria - One Creative Environments

Entries:

The Teamaker’s Guesthouse – David Holland Architect. + Designer CATEGORY WINNER

HME Educational Facility, Lagos, Nigeria – One Creative Environments

People’s Choice Award in Association with Newsquest West Midlands

  • The Furnace Kitchen - Osbornes Chartered Architects - Category Winner - People's Choice

Newsquest West Midlands publish local newspapers across Worcestershire.  3 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.

The Furnace Kitchen – Osbornes Chartered Architects PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER

Wychbold House – Batterham Smith Architects

The Teamaker’s Guesthouse – David Holland Architect. + Designer