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  • Lord Congleton Award

    Type: Award

    Kite House, Shute End, Alderbury  Kite House is very close to the river Avon, with terrific views across it and the water meadows beyond, to the distant cathedral. Any new house needed to take full advantage of this, and the judges felt this had been done, to a quite exceptional degree. Photos showed a previous […]

  • Admissions building at Old Wardour Castle

    Type: Award

    The previous collection of timber structures which greeted visitors had clearly had nothing to recommend them, but their position next to the way in from the car park was one that worked well. The judges were agreed that their replacement took full advantage of its location, which included a glorious backdrop of trees beneath which […]

  • Pool house at Park House, West Hatch

    Type: Award

    Adding a pool house and pool to a listed C17th house with a fine sweeping garden obviously needed care. The judges were happy that the siting and design of the additional facilities were appropriate, and also that the contemporary design approach for the pool house was the right choice, matching as it did that used […]

  • Blackthorn House, Bishopstone   

    Type: Award

    Blackthorn House replaces a previous cottage of no particular merit, in a corner of a village which has a diverse range of buildings, both traditional and modern. The new house clearly fits in to the latter category, without making any attempt to shout about its contemporary qualities. It uses a range of carefully chosen forms […]

  • 126 Lower Road, Lower Bemerton

    Type: Award

    Before photos showed a mid-C20th house of no distinction, occupying this prominent site by the road through Lower Bemerton and on to Quidhampton. The judges could immediately see that the new house followed a very different stylistic approach, with a fairly low-level frontage which spanned the whole width of the site, executed not in the […]

  • Design House at the New Art Centre, Winterslow

    Type: Award

    Gallery spaces at the New Art Centre are familiar to the awards scheme, having received previous awards in 1999 and 2003. The new Design House gallery was designed by the same architect, and followed similar themes, all part of a long and very successful project to enhance one of the area’s major artistic resources. It […]

  • The Motor Shed at 3 Kingsbury Square, Wilton

    Type: Commendation

    Garages generally have a low profile, being seen as utilitarian buildings not offering much opportunity for good design. The judges’ visit to the Wilton one showed a context where there was cause to put in more thought than usual, and displayed the value of that approach. The garage, or motor shed to use a traditional […]