Thursday 5 February 2015
The search is on again for the best new and restored buildings in the Chilterns.
The annual Chilterns Buildings Design Awards competition is seeking entries from home-owners, architects and developers who are proud of what they have built in the Chilterns. The Awards are offered by the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society, two organisations dedicated to safeguarding what’s best in the Chilterns, one of the most outstanding areas of countryside in England, and to encouraging high standards for new development.
Last year a 250 year-old cottage in Beaconsfield which had undergone a stunning restoration was the overall winner. Full details of all the 2014 winners can be found on the Buildings Design Awards page.
Colin White, Planning Officer at the Conservation Board, said: ‘We want to encourage better building design, and to encourage architects and developers to use traditional, local materials and designs in their work. We are not trying to turn back the clock, but we do believe that new buildings in the Chilterns should fit in with the beautiful countryside that’s around them’.
It isn’t just new houses that are eligible for consideration. Industrial and public buildings are also eligible, as are restorations and conversions of existing buildings.
The closing date for entries or nominations is March 1st 2015. Application forms and further information are available from the Conservation Board office (01844 355500), email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or from the Chiltern Society, White Hill Centre, Chesham (tel: 01494 771250, email email@example.com).