Lancaster District Design Awards – 2016

27 October 2016

Inaugurated in 1986 as a part of a national initiative called Time for Design, the Lancaster District Design Award scheme has run for 30 years.  In that period it has recognised nearly 200 schemes and projects in the District, ranging from major new build and restoration projects to landscaping work and small improvements.

The chief criterion for the awards is design quality in the built environment.  The awards give recognition to schemes, both public and private, whose external design and appearance add to the attractiveness of the Lancaster District. Not only are the winners recognised, but there are also commendation awards.

Over the years the scheme has recognised a varied list of buildings, including some quite small ones.  We have tried to make sure that it doesn't just reward big or expensive schemes.  A special feature is that the awards and commendations go to the owners and the  builders of the schemes as well as the architects  –  it is not just an architects' scheme, like the Stirling Prize and similar things.

The Design Awards scheme is sponsored by The Chamber, North Lancashire, Lancaster Civic Society, Chamber of Commerce, and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts.  The scheme runs in alternate years, so the next round of Lancaster District Design Awards will take place in 2018.

Photo – caption “The Mayor Of Lancaster, Cllr. Robert Redfern with the Winners and Commendations, Lancaster Design Awards, 2016” – photos courtesy of Nick Dagger Photography).

Full list of awards and commendations


Uggle House, Lancaster
Owner: Mr Lawson Spedding
Architect: JMP Architects, Lancaster
Builder: Branstone Beck Developments

Slackwood Barn and Dairy, Silverdale
Owner: Adrian and Angela Waddingham
Architect: Blackett-Ord Conservation Architecture and Engineering.
Builder: R.T. Griffin Ltd.

Engineering Building, Lancaster University
Owner: Lancaster University
Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Builder: Eric Wright construction

Aldcliffe Yard, Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster
Owner:  H20 Partnership
Architect:  PRP Architects
Builder:  CPUK Group

Slackwood Farm, Silverdale
Owner: Adrian and Angela Waddingham
Architect: Paul Archer Design
Builder: Warden Construction Ltd

Escala, near Carnforth
Owner: Mr and Mrs Dodd
Architect: Mason Gillibrand Architects
Builder: R N Woolers & Co Ltd

Gabriel Cottage, Tunstall, Lancaster
Owner: Mr Jon Wilkinson
Architect: Sunderland Peacock Architects, Clitheroe
Builder: J C Quality Construction

St Peter’s Church Hall, Heysham, Lancaster
Owner: St Peter’s Church Parochial Church Council
Architect: Harrison Pitt Architects, Lancaster
Builder: TCL Developments Ltd

St Paul’s Church, Caton with Littledale, Lancaster
Owner: Caton with Littledale Parochial Church Council
Architect: Chris Rushton, Lakes Architect Limited
Builder: Holden Contracting Limited

Landscape improvements, Williamson Park, Lancaster
Owner: Lancaster City Council – Williamson Park
Landscape team: Lancaster City Council Environmental Services
Contractor: Lancaster City Council Environmental Services

Darwen House, Bolton-le-Sands, Lancaster
Owner: Mal Garnett
Architect: Harrison Pitt Architects
Builder: Jigsaw PFM

Former Tramway Hotel, St Leonardgate, Lancaster
Owner: Mustaq Mister
Architect: Michael A Harrison
Builder: A B Services Northern Ltd

Glazed screen to tower, St John’s Church, Silverdale
Owner: Parochial Church Council, St John’s Church, Silverdale
Architect: Blackett-Ord Conservation Architecture and Engineering.
Artist: Sarah Galloway

11 Damside, Damside Street, Lancaster
Owner: Miaccom Ltd
Architect: Bywater Tweedale Architects
Builder: Holmere Projects

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