The purposes of the Society’s Design Awards are to:
- Acknowledge projects that have enhanced the local environment and make a positive design contribution to the town.
- Encourage high standards of materials and quality of workmanship in both new buildings and the restoration and/or conversion of existing buildings.
- Draw attention of the wider public to the good things that are being done in Lewes.
- Encourage other people who may be thinking of undertaking projects to support high standards of design.
The 2019 presentation was held in the Lewes Town Hall Council Chamber on Friday 10 May, when the winning owners, architects and builders/craftsmen were presented with certificates by the new President of The Friends of Lewes, John Davey.
The 2019 Awards went to: Depot Cinema for exemplary design, which considered the needs of the town and its population, demonstrating attention to detail and the sympathetic modern treatment of local materials – as shown by David Smith’s flint work; and to Hill House on Juggs Road, the first passivhaus in Lewes, which sets a fine example both environmentally and in terms of design.
8 other projects were recognised with Commendations: Priory Barn; Falcon Wharf; the restoration of the façade of the former Red, White and Blue public house; an extension to Yew Tree Cottage; the Alexis Dove Shop front; the brick paving in St Andrew’s Lane; the Butcher’s glass advertising sign at 40 Cliffe High Street; and the restoration of the bay and mathematical tiling of 200 High Street.
Further details about the winning entries are given on the Awards list (above). Click on the image to enlarge.