Nom­i­na­tions needed for de­sign awards

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE search is on once again for the best new and re­stored build­ings in the Chilterns.

The an­nual Chilterns Build­ings De­sign Awards com­pe­ti­tion is seek­ing en­tries from home­own­ers, ar­chi­tects and de­vel­op­ers who are proud of what they have built in the area.

The awards are given out by the Chilterns Con­ser­va­tion Board and the Chiltern So­ci­ety, two or­gan­i­sa­tions ded­i­cated to safe­guard­ing what is best in the Chiltern.

Last year the top award went to a 250-year-old for­merly derelict ter­raced cottage in Bea­cons­field, which had un­der­gone a ‘skilled and sen­si­tive’ restora­tion.

Con­ser­va­tion board plan­ning of­fi­cer Colin White said: “We want to en­cour­age bet­ter build­ing de­sign and to en­cour­age ar­chi­tects and de­vel­op­ers to use tra­di­tional, lo­cal ma­te­ri­als and de­signs in their work. We’re not try­ing to turn back the clock, but we do be­lieve that new build­ings in the Chilterns should fit in with the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side that’s around them.”

Industrial and public build­ings are also el­i­gi­ble, as are restora­tions and con­ver­sions of ex­ist­ing build­ings.

The closing date for en­tries is March 1.

For more in­for­ma­tion or an ap­pli­ca­tion form call the Con­ser­va­tion Board of­fice on 01844 355 500, or email of­fice@chiltern­saonb.org.

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