Pick of the places

Voting is now open for the Buckinghamshire Design Awards People’s Choice Award 2022/23.

Buckinghamshire Council is inviting people to have their say on favourite new buildings and open spaces in the county.

The awards showcase good quality design and set expectations for the council’s planning and environment services.

This year, a panel of judges reviewed more than 34 recently completed development projects, all of which have demonstrated significant contribution to the local environment.

Nominated designs include individual buildings through to larger developments and new streets, or public or communal open spaces such as parks, recreational spaces and wildlife habitats. Winners and runner ups were chosen across six categories.

Twenty of the designs nominated were shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by the Berkeley Group, and it’s now over to residents to vote for their top three favourite designs:

Badminton House, Amersham
Brunel Engine Shed, High Wycombe
Chelwood, Chesham Bois
Chilterns Lifestyle Centre, Amersham
Clarendon House, Buckingham
Grand Junction, Buckingham
Haddenham Airfield Pavilion, Haddenham
John Hampden Grammar School Innovation Centre, High Wycombe
Kingsbrook Secondary School, Aylesbury
Oakfield View, Akeley
Orchard Lane, Prestwood
Platinum Way, Aylesbury
Red Kite Pavilion, Aston Clinton
Riverside, Taplow
Sportsman Way, Longwick
St Peter’s Greenway, Aylesbury
St Peter’s Memorial Garden, Chalfont-St-Peters
The Conservatory Café, Cliveden
The Village Nursery, Bellingdon
West House, Stowe School

See details on each scheme and pick a top three here: buckinghamshire.gov.uk/peoples-choice

Peter Strachan, the council’s cabinet member for planning & regeneration, said: ‘Buckinghamshire residents deserve great places to live and work as well as a healthy environment everyone can enjoy.

‘I’d encourage you to take a look at all the fantastic new buildings and open spaces shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award 2022/23 and vote for your favourites. Just make sure you submit your vote before the closing date of 24 September 2023.’

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 2 October 2023 and shared on the Buckinghamshire Council website.