Nom­i­nate your grand de­signs

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

WITH one month to go un­til dead­line, the pub­lic are be­ing asked to take part in the Chilterns Build­ings De­sign Awards.

Run ev­ery year for the past 17 years by the Chilterns Con­ser­va­tion Board and the Chiltern So­ci­ety, it high­lights ex­am­ples of great build­ing de­sign.

Along with the pub­lic, plan­ners, ar­chi­tects and builders are be­ing asked to share which projects they think de­serve this award.

En­tries can be new builds, ren­o­va­tions or ex­ten­sions and can be any sort of use in­clud­ing homes, work­places, pub­lic build­ings, farm build­ings, bridges etc.

They must have been com­pleted dur­ing the past three years and should put in prac­tice the prin­ci­ples in the Chilterns Build­ing De­sign Guide, pub­lished by the Con­ser­va­tion Board.

Lucy Mur­fett, plan­ning of­fi­cer at the Con­ser­va­tion Board, 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 are not try­ing to turn back the clock, but we do be­lieve new build­ings in the Chilterns should fit in with the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side that’s around them.”

In 2015 the com­pe­ti­tion was so strong the judges se­lected three joint win­ners: a re­stored barn near Sar­ratt in Hert­ford­shire, a new de­vel­op­ment of flats in Hemel Hemp­stead and a ren­o­vated and ex­tended cot­tage in Speen near Princes Ris­bor­ough. A pro­ject to re-model a school in Che­sham re­ceived a Highly Com­mended award.

The clos­ing date for en­tries or nom­i­na­tions is March 1 2016.

Visit www. chiltern­saonb.org/an­nu­alde­sign-awards or con­tact the Con­ser­va­tion Board of­fice on 01844 355 500, of­fice@chiltern­saonb.org or the Chiltern So­ci­ety on 01494 771 250 or at of­fice@chilternso­ci­ety. org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion and an ap­pli­ca­tion pack.

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