Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Winner Pure Conservation 2016 Lych-gate, Kelsale

The Quality of Place Award scheme is back for 2017 and Suffolk Coastal is now looking for nominations for the best building designs which contribute to the environment of the district.

Launched in 2010, the awards puts the spotlight on the efforts being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the district’s quality through new projects that have helped conserve historic buildings, create new top-notch designs, or helped benefit the local landscape, nature, local community or community spirit.

The Awards recognise and encourage an interest in the quality of the built environment within the District and promote awareness for the need for high standards in all forms of design, including planning, architecture and sustainable development and landscape.

This year’s entries are invited in three categories; Design, Building Conservation and Nature & Landscape. All nominations will be judged on quality of design and detailing, quality of workmanship, materials and sustainability.

Any type of development can be nominated: agricultural, commercial, community, educational, ecclesiastical, industrial, leisure and residential. It can be new construction, extension, conversion or refurbishment.

Any new buildings or extensions nominated in terms of Design will be judged on their originality, overall architectural effect and relationship to context. Nominations in the Building Conservation category will be considered for their inventiveness and how the works have provided a new lease of life into a previously redundant or neglected building.

Cllr Tony Fryatt, cabinet member with responsibility for Planning at Suffolk Coastal, said: “In the last few years we’ve seen some fantastic buildings and spaces created in the district and these awards celebrate the incredible diversity of building and landscape design in this area.

“This year we hope to receive even more nominations, whether they be for new builds, conversions, building conservation or landscape schemes . Any type of development can be nominated as long as the project is within the Suffolk Coastal area and has been completed in the last two years with Nature &  landscaping schemes up to five years to allow them to suitably mature!”

Entry is free and nominations should be submitted by Friday 30 June 2017.

A panel of professional and lay judges, chaired by a district councillor, will review the nominations and visit the shortlisted sites. The winners will be invited to the Award Ceremony at the Council Offices, where they are presented with a commemorative plaque and certificate.

You can enter for free online at:

The completed form, together with supporting information, can be submitted to:

The completed form, together with supporting information, to be submitted to:

East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT.

For further information, phone: 01394 444296

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