December 9 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The winners of Broadland District Council’s Enhancement and Design Awards have been named.
The winners were chosen by a panel of councillors for their contribution to the built environment of the district. Design Awards for new buildings are made every two years and Enhancement Awards made annually for buildings which have been converted or extended.
Shaun Vincent, the council’s portfolio holder for planning, said: “These buildings are inspiring examples of what can be achieved. “We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country and also to have residents prepared to go the extra mile to ensure their buildings enhance the landscape.“
The residential Design Award was won by Lakeside, in Roman Drive, Brundall. The new house, designed by architects Chaplin Farrant, is partly dug into a hillside and features a construction of red brick, boarding and curved metal roofs, with several balconies.
The Hall for All in Weston Longville won the award in the commercial or public buildings section, which incorporates a range of renewable technologies and energy-saving measures.
Winner of the Enhancement Award was the extension to Mud Cottage, in Ranworth, constructed by Wroxham Builders.
The tiny cottage, consisting of two rooms with attics over and thought to have been built in the sixteenth century, has been extended in a way that the original cottage has been preserved.
The award winners were presented with their certificates at the Hall for All in Weston Longville today on Tuesday, with nominations now open for next year’s awards.
To nominate a building for next year’s Enhancement awards, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 430560.