Heritage awards will recognise top designs

St Wilfrid's SUS-150227-112813001
St Wilfrid's SUS-150227-112813001

Hidden achievers in outstanding building, conservation and restoration work are encouraged to enter awards which celebrate their projects.

The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards recognise and reward designs which are ‘for the future and respect the past’. Past winners include The Gun Room at The Tye, Alfriston, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice .

“We are looking for both new buildings and conventional buildings, refurbishments of old buildings, places that are innovative but in keeping with the area and look natural,” said chairman Dr John Godfrey.

“I want to encourage as many entries as possible, they could be building owners, architects or crafts people.”

The awards recognise use of traditional skills and craft as well as newly built projects. Dr Godfrey added the awards are seeking commercial, public and community buildings which make ‘a real contribution to the landscape’. “It has never been more relevant in 2015 to ‘design for the future and respect the past’,” he said.

Entries must be submitted by April 10, with winners announced at Pangean Old Barn, Pyecombe, on July 9.

Chairman of the Awards Committee Violet Hancock said, “There are so many vibrant things in Sussex and this celebrates that.

“Past winners have been residential, large schools, churches, renovations, public and community buildings. We’ve had windmills, water features, factories, anything!”

For more information: www.sussexheritagetrust.com, email info@sussexheritagetrust.com or phone 01243 576524.