The winners of prestigious awards which recognise outstanding architecture across Norfolk have been revealed. 

The 2023 Design and Craftsmanship Awards (DCA) is a biennial competition which celebrates the buildings and places that make the county "a fantastic place to live and work".

Norwich Evening News: Duke Street RiversideDuke Street Riverside (Image: RIBA Norfolk)

This year, the awards were hosted by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Norfolk, the Norwich Society and Norwich University of the Arts at Assembly House in Norwich last night.

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Projects recognised in the house and housing category included a new home in Esdelle Street and a renovated property in Newmarket Road - both in Norwich - alongside Red House in Stanhoe.

Norwich Evening News: The event took place at The Assembly House in NorwichThe event took place at The Assembly House in Norwich (Image: Norwich Society)

The first phase of St James Quay on the Fine City's riverside received a commendation from judges.

Norwich Evening News: Red House in StanhoeRed House in Stanhoe (Image: Norwich Society)

The non-residential category saw the Digi-Tech Factory at City College Norwich and Norwich University of the Arts' (NUA) mixed-use Duke Street Riverside building receive an award - while the Broadland Gate Police Station was commended.

Norwich Evening News: Drayton LodgeDrayton Lodge (Image: Norwich Society)

The conservation category recognised Mutton's Mill in Halvergate and Oxburgh Hall - with Norwich's Drayton Lodge, Shotesham Estates, Keeling Hall and Hall Farmhouse in Ditchingham all receiving commendations. 

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The Sir Bernard Feilden Award for Conservation was presented to Drayton Lodge in recognition of "excellence in alterations and restoration of a historic building". 

Norwich Evening News: Oxburgh HallOxburgh Hall (Image: Norwich Society)

The community award, which recognises and celebrates successful community projects which have engaged with local people, was won by the new East Anglian Air Ambulance headquarters in Norwich and Elm House in Thetford. 

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A commendation was given to the new Big C community centre in Dereham Road. 

Norwich Evening News: The headquarters of the East Anglian Air Ambulance in NorwichThe headquarters of the East Anglian Air Ambulance in Norwich (Image: Norwich Society)

The award for sustainability was given to the newly restored Mutton's Mill in Halvergate - with the site praised for the wildlife enhancements of bats and owls.

Norwich Evening News: Mutton's MillMutton's Mill (Image: Norwich Society)

Finally, the student award category - which recognised the best design work by a student studying architecture at NUA - was presented to Isaac Zipfel for their Norfolk Wildlife Trust Headquarters proposition. 

Proceeds raised from the competition will be donated to The Matthew Project and Architects’ Benevolent Society.

Norwich Evening News: Isaac Zipfel's proposal for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Headquarters propositionIsaac Zipfel's proposal for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Headquarters proposition (Image: Norwich Society)