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AVDC Design Award 2017 Winners and Cllr Sue Renshall

Outstanding building and structural projects that contribute to the design quality of Aylesbury Vale have been celebrated. At the annual Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards, supported by Durkan UK, the Plaque for Outstanding Design 2017 was presented to Francis Jackson Homes and MSquare Architects for The View, Dadford. Overlooking the Grade 1 listed Stowe House and gardens, The View was designed to replace four dilapidated cottages with housing that respected the local context and enhanced the site. During the awards ceremony the development was described as “a scheme which truly delivers a contemporary take on the vernacular”.

Councillor Carole Paternoster, Cabinet Member for Growth Strategy, said: ‘Aylesbury Vale is one of the fastest growing areas in the UK. However, it’s important that we continue to encourage high-quality developments showing innovation and good design, and which complement our environment and heritage. These awards demonstrate the diversity of developments across the Vale and our commitment to securing a high level of design along with sustainable growth.’

Now in their 24th year, the design awards bring together designers, architects, builders and contractors to showcase their excellence. Entries are welcomed from developers across Aylesbury Vale and nominations can also be submitted by residents. Each of the shortlisted projects are then judged against six key criteria: quality of design/construction, fitness for purpose, sustainability, accessibility, attractiveness and innovation.

Pictured: AVDC Design Award 2017 Winners and Cllr Sue Renshall.

The projects: The shortlisted projects for the 2017 design awards were:

  • 4 Great Western Street, Aylesbury
  • Pochard Fishing Lodge, Great Brickhill
  • The View, Dadford
  • Upper Hayne Farm, Shabbington
  • Stoney Furlong, Chearsley
  • The Dove House, Haddenham
  • White Hart Barn, Haddenham
  • Walton Court, Aylesbury
  • Goldswain End, Aylesbury.

December 3, 2017