2018 Civic Trust Awards Winners Announced

Posted on 10th March 2018 by Malcolm Hankey

The 59th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 9th March at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club.

From 234 applications, 60 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation, which included Pro-Tem, for temporary projects or installations, the AABC Conservation category and the Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design, sponsored by the Global Disability Innovation Hub.

Since it was founded in 1959, the aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture, to improve the built environment for us all through design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, but also to reward projects that offer a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to their local communities. The Civic Trust Awards has run continuously ever since, making it Europe’s longest running architectural and built environment awards programme. It is also one of this country’s most important and prestigious.

Entries were received primarily from the UK but also from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Africa, and the USA, reflecting the awards’ broad geographic reach.

There were some truly exceptional schemes submitted for consideration, and after much debate, the CTA National Panel gave 3 Special Awards, 18 Awards and 26 Commendations. In addition, one Award and 6 Commendations were given for conservation projects by the AABC Conservation Panel from 42 projects submitted. The Selwyn Goldsmith Awards panel selected one award winner and, for the first time, two projects received a commendation in memory of Selwyn’s wife Becky, who was a wonderful advocate for the Civic Trust Awards and in particular, the principles of universal design before she sadly passed away in 2017.

Amongst the 2018 winners were:

  • Blackburn Meadows Biomass (Sheffield, Yorkshire) by BDP for E.ON
  • Bosjes Chapel (Western Cape, South Africa) by Steyn Studio (Architect) and TV3 Architects (Technical Delivery)
  • Dujardin Mews (Enfield, Greater London) by Karakusevic Carson Architects and Maccreanor Lavington for London Borough of Enfield
  • Milford-on-Sea Beach Huts and Public Realm Improvements (New Forest, South East) by Snug Architects Ltd for New Forest District Council
  • Blue House Yard (Haringey, Greater London) by Jan Kattein Architects for Haringey Council
  • City of Glasgow College - City Campus (Glasgow, Scotland) by Michael Laird Architects & Reiach and Hall Architects for City of Glasgow College
  • St David's Hospice, New In-Patient Unit (Newport, Wales) by KKE Architects for St David's Hospice Care
  • Quay Place – Regeneration of St Mary at the Quay (Ipswich, Eastern) by The Churches Conservation Trust with Molyneux Kerr Architects

Three Special Awards were presented to projects that have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas:

  • Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement: a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people - presented to Storyhouse, Chester (Chester, North West) by Bennetts Associates for Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Special Award for Sustainability: sponsored by Derwent London - a project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption - presented to Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project (NSW, Australia) by Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership (Landscape Architect) for City of Sydney
  • National Panel Special Award: selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects - presented to Central European University Phase 1 (Budapest, Hungary) by O'Donnell + Tuomey & Teampannon for Central European University Phase 1

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