Celebrating outstanding design with the 2017 Buildings Design Awards Winners

Monday 26 June 2017

Award winners       Vineyards

On Thursday 15 June we were delighted to welcome the winners and runners-up of the 2017 Chilterns Buildings Design Awards to a presentation event hosted in the beautiful surroundings of our winner, the Hundred Hills Vineyard in the Stonor Valley, South Oxfordshire.

The awards were presented jointly by Sue Holden, the Chilterns Conservation Board’s Chief Officer, and David Harris, Chairman of the Chiltern Society. Afterwards we were treated to a tour of the vineyard on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. 

The Chilterns Buildings Design Awards were set up nineteen years ago to celebrate and showcase outstanding buildings in the Chilterns. A panel of 6 expert judges looked for how buildings contributed to the local distinctiveness of the Chilterns and enhanced the natural beauty of the area, by for instance using traditional vernacular building materials. 2017 saw a fantastic number of high-quality entries and we hope to build on this in future years.


Winner: The Winery at the One Hundred Hills Vineyard, Stonor Valley

Hundred Hills Vineyard

Owners – Stephen & Fiona Duckett
Architect – Ian Brown, Nichols Brown Webber LLP
Builder – Kingerlee Ltd, Kidlington, Oxon

Highly Commended: House 19, Amersham

House 19 - front elevation

Owners – Heinz and Jenny Richardson
Architect – Heinz Richardson,  Jestico + Whiles, London
Builder – Stephen Kramer, SK (London) Contracts Management, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts

Commended: The Old Sawmill, Parmoor, Frieth

The Old Sawmill

Conversion of a Victorian Sawmill into a Passivhaus

Owner – Nick and Wendy Sargent Skillbond Ltd
Architect – Roger Danks, Danks Badnell Architects Ltd, Windsor
Project Manager – Skillbond Ltd, Fawley Green, Henley

Commended: The John Turner Building, Shiplake College

John Turner

New build art, music, resource centre

Headmaster – Gregg Davies
Architect – Mark Webber, Nichols Brown Webber LLP
Builder – Bryan Doyle, Edgar Taylor, Buckingham

For more information on the awards, click here.


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