Nominations open soon for Mid Sussex Design Awards 2018

PR2159/JB/WD - 29/03/2018

Good design comes in many forms. The Mid Sussex District Council Design Awards celebrate the exceptional use of innovation, materials and design in a variety of building projects across the district.

The Mid Sussex Design Awards take place every three years to recognise the importance of high quality design in enhancing the district. Mid Sussex is a popular area in which to live and, as the responsible Planning Authority, the Council is keen to champion quality housing and development. Submissions are invited from architects and designers or anyone who has completed a project between 1st of July 2015 and 1st of July 2018.

Entries open at the beginning of April and submissions are accepted until the 18th of May. Eligible schemes are building projects from within the Mid Sussex District Council area.

The Awards will once again be sponsored by Cordek Limited, a West Sussex company specialising in technical solutions for a range of construction requirements. Stephen Hearn, Managing Director of Cordek said, “We think the Mid Sussex Design Awards are a great way of encouraging good design. At Cordek we thrive on innovation and new approaches to construction, so this makes us an ideal supporter of the Awards.”

Winners will be presented with their awards by Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP at an event in Meridian Hall, East Grinstead in October. All winners receive a commemorative plaque which may be fixed to the awarded building.

“Mid Sussex is a beautiful area and it will be fascinating to see the enhancements to our environment which have been made using high quality design,” said Councillor MacNaughton, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning.

Award will be made in seven categories:

  • Residential Extensions and Small Works
  • Small Residential Schemes (less than 10 dwellings including single houses)
  • Large Residential Schemes (10+ dwellings, including care/retirement homes) on sites which are previously undeveloped
  • Large Residential Schemes (10+ dwellings, including care/retirement homes) on brownfield sites which have been previously developed
  • Non-residential schemes (including hotels)
  • Conservation and Heritage schemes
  • Sustainability.

For the first time the Awards will include a ‘People’s Choice’, where residents will be able to vote for their favourite scheme from the shortlisted projects. The vote will be opened in conjunction with an exhibition of the shortlisted schemes in the MSDC reception area during July.

Chair of the Judging Panel, Giles Ings RIBA commented, “The Mid Sussex Design Awards give a great platform to highlight the importance of good desiopengn in the area. We are excited to see the projects which will come forward, and look forward to celebrating their success.”

Nominations are actively being sought; for full details of the categories and how to enter please visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/designawards or contact will.dorman@midsussex.gov.uk

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