South Norfolk buildings celebrated in Design Awards

PUBLISHED: 15:58 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:58 17 November 2017

Diss Corn Hall. Photo: Diss Corn Hall.

Diss Corn Hall. Photo: Diss Corn Hall.


South Norfolk building schemes have been celebrated at this years South Norfolk Council Design Awards.

Hudson Architects, Diss Corn Hall, Norfolk, UK, July, 2017
Photographer Joakim Borén, Hudson Architects, Diss Corn Hall, Norfolk, UK, July, 2017 Photographer Joakim Borén,

The Garden Room in Hingham, Gissing Community Building and the Diss Corn Hall all won awards at the ceremony at last years winner Wymondham Abbey.

Entries were invited from building owners, clients, architects, landscape architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers, parish councils, amenity societies and member of the public.

The Garden Room took the award for Design for Living with the judges saying, many small elements come together into something that just works, internally and externally, front and back.

For Design for Working and Services, The Gissing Community Building won the award for Design for Working and Services and the Diss Corn Hall won the award for Heritage Conservation.

Two schemes were awarded commendations. The Apples in Wymondham was commended in the Design for Living category and Diss Corn Hall was commended in the Design for Working and Services category.

Design and Heritage Champion councillor Barry Stone said: “For the past 16 years, these awards have highlighted and championed the exceptional design qualities that enhance our towns and villages and helps retain the district’s special character.

“I am always delighted by the high quality of entries that we receive and there are some wonderful buildings in South Norfolk. It’s fantastic that these awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the local expertise, hard work and vision involved in creating them.

“South Norfolk is a beautiful place to live and through our planning policies, place-making guide and this competition we aim to keep it that way for now and future generations.”

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