Prestigious Architectural Awards Call for Entries

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Close up of the awards

The prestigious Sussex-wide heritage and architectural awards called for new entries today, as the Sussex Heritage Trust launched in its 24th Awards year.

Nine categories are available to enter from residential projects through public and community to ecclesiastical and landscape schemes. The Awards aims to represent the highest quality new buildings, conservation and rejuvenation, whilst also celebrating traditional craftmanship and skills.

For the second year the South Downs National Park Authority will sponsor The South Downs Award, which provides an opportunity to promote outstanding design in a nationally designated landscape. This special Award will be given to a category winner who clearly demonstrates a positive contribution to the South Downs National Park.

The coveted Award slate plaques are designed to be placed on the winning project. There are two Awards for individuals – the Building Craft Award, for a craftsperson using high quality workmanship and traditional skills and the Sussex Heritage Trust Person of the Year. This Award recognises one person’s outstanding commitment to the heritage of Sussex, presented in 2021 to architect, Jane Jones-Warner of Jane Jones-Warner Associates.

The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards ceremony will be taking entries until Friday 25 th March 2022. Winners of the Awards receive a hand-crafted slate presented by the President of the Sussex Heritage Trust, The Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL on Wednesday 6 th July 2022.

For an entry pack and to enter the Awards please go to www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk or email: office@sussexheritagetrust.org.uk

David Cowan, Chairman of the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Committee, said: “The success of the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards underlines the excellent architecture and landscape projects achieved across the whole of Sussex. It is more important than ever that this work is celebrated and highlighted and I invite architects, builders, homeowners and craftspeople to support this important initiative and enter their projects for the 2022 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards.”

Helen Reeve, Chief Executive of the Sussex Heritage Trust, said: “Without the support of our sponsors, many of whom have been with us for many years, the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, and indeed the Trust itself, would not exist. I would like to thank all our sponsors The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, The Ian Askew Trust, Gravetye Manor, Henry Adams, Savills, South Downs National Park Authority, Valley Builders, Covers, Timber and Builders Merchants, Harvey’s Brewery, Lawson Commercial, Pilbeam Construction, RH and RW Clutton and Toovey’s.”

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