Winners of the 2022 York Design Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 4th July. Please save the date and join our mailing list to receive an invitation to this free event.

 

There will be a week-long exhibition of the award entries at York Explore library from 11 to 18 June. Visit the free exhibition and cast your vote for The Press People’s Choice Award and the Young People’s Award (under 18s only).

 

The Awards cover a wide range of categories including large and small residential development, commercial and public buildings, conservation and restoration projects and open spaces and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.
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BEST OF YORK’S ARCHITECTURE HONOURED AT 2022 YORK DESIGN AWARDS

One of York’s oldest buildings, a contemporary new housing development, a bridge club, a former convent, and a bed & breakfast took the top honours last night at the 2022 York Design Awards as the best of the city’s architecture once again took centre stage after a three-year absence.

The 2022 award winners were announced at the annual presentation evening held this year at the Yorkshire Museum which was attended by more than 150 property professionals.

 

An independent panel of architects visited each entry and chose the winners in eight categories:

Conservation/Restoration:       York Guildhall and Clifford’s Tower

Commercial:                             MonkBridge House B&B and Moxy Hotel

Residential Single Dwelling:      Cloister Garth, Marygate

Residential Multiple Dwellings: Lowfield Green and The Lodge/Extern House at St Joseph’s Convent

Community/Education:             York St John’s Creative Centre and The Harriet Centre at York Cemetery

Open, Communal or Public Realm Space: Hudson Quarter and The Lodge/Extern House

Sustainability:                           York St John’s Creative Centre and York Bridge Club, Acomb

Lord Mayor’s Award:                Lowfield Green

 

The recently restored Clifford’s Tower, the largest surviving structure from the medieval royal castle of York, was the winner of both The Press People’s Choice Award and the Young People’s Award (under 18s).

Chair of the judging panel Andy Davey, senior partner at Simpson & Brown Architects; said: “All the judges were greatly impressed by the quality and professionalism exhibited by this year’s entries. It proves yet again that the city of York continues to inspire and foster good, uplifting architecture and sensitive design. The winners of the various categories, and indeed all the entries, have contributed enormously to the burgeoning built heritage of the city – from the “small but perfectly formed” new house at Cloister Garth, tucked discreetly behind a screen wall in Marygate to the much grander flagship projects at York Guildhall, Clifford’s Tower and The Creative Centre at York St John University.

“Of all the projects, we were unanimous in our decision to name Lowfield Green as the winner of the Lord Mayor’s Award. This is the first large scale housing development undertaken by the City of York Council in over 70 years.  In Phase 1 the 88 homes create an intergenerational community designed to encourage interaction between residents and promote healthy living.  Well landscaped outdoor spaces, thoughtful contemporary architecture, best practice urban design and crafted construction have all contributed to a unique, lively, highly successful development with a real sense of place and community cohesion. We were impressed not only by its architectural finesse, but also by its beneficial social and environmental credentials. It certainly ‘ticked all the boxes’ with regard to the main judging criteria of Quality, Context, Materials and Craftmanship, Sustainability and Delight. On behalf of all the judges, I congratulate all involved for their vision, ambition and the superb quality of delivery.”

Chair of the York Design Awards committee Ann Reid said: “Congratulations to all our 2022 award winners. We were delighted with the quality of the entries once again this year, which presented our judging panel with a tough challenge deciding which projects should take the honours.

“I’d like to thank our sponsors, without whom the York Design Awards simply wouldn’t be able to run in the way that they do, and most importantly the people and organisations who entered.”

The York Design Awards launches every February with entries submitted for judging in May. The awards are organised by a committee of volunteers and all funding is provided through sponsorship and support from Shepherd Group, O’Neill Associates, Innovate Associates, York Architectural Association, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust, City of York Council, The Partners Group, United By Design, Ravage Productions, Crombie Wilkinson, Fulprint, York Explore, York Press and Malmaison Hotel.

Judging alongside Andy Davey were Professor Brian Edwards from the University of Edinburgh; conservation architect Janine Riley; and Nicky Watson, Director of award-winning JDDK Architects in Newcastle.

The full list of 2022 York Design Award winners is:

 

Conservation/Restoration

York Guildhall

Architect/Designer: Burrell Foley Fischer

Client/Developer: City of York Council

Builder: VINCI Construction

 

Clifford’s Tower

Architect/Designer: Hugh Broughton Architects

Client/Developer: English Heritage

Builder: Simpson (York) Ltd

 

Commercial

Monkbridge House

Architect/Designer: Native Architects

Client/Developer: Monkbridge House (Bed & Breakfast)

Builder: Ebor Construction

 

Moxy

Architect/Designer: CSP Architects

Client/Developer: Vastint Hospitality B.V

Builder: Simpson (York) Ltd

 

Residential Single Dwelling

Cloister Garth

Architect/Designer: Mitchell Design Consultancy

Client/Developer: Owner

Builder: Stone Edge North Ltd

 

Residential Multiple Dwellings

Lowfield Green

Architect/Designer: BDP Architects

Client/Developer: City of York Council

Builder: Wates Group

 

The Lodge/Extern House

Architect/Designer: MESH Architects

Client/Developer: Northminster

Builder: Elvington Park Building Services

Community/Education

Creative Centre

Designer: Tate+Co

Client/Developer: York St. John University

Builder: Kier Construction | North & Scotland

 

Harriet Centre

Architect/Designer: PPIY

Client/Developer: York Cemetery

Builder: JMark Construction

 

Open, Communal or Public Realm Space

Hudson Quarter

Architect/ Designer: Fuse

Client/Developer: Palace Capital PLC

Builder: Caddick Construction

 

The Lodge/Extern House

Architect/Designer: MESH Architects

Client/Developer: Northminster

Builder: Elvington Park Building Services

 

Sustainability

Creative Centre

Designer: Tate+Co

Client/Developer: York St. John University

Builder: Kier Construction | North & Scotland

 

York Bridge Club

Architect/Designer: Townscape Architects

Client/Developer: The York Bridge Club

Builder: EK Build

 

The Lord Mayor’s Award

Lowfield Green

Architect/Designer: BDP Architects

Client/Developer: City of York Council

Builder: Wates Group

 

The Press People’s Choice Award

Clifford’s Tower

Architect/Designer: Hugh Broughton Architects

Client/Developer: English Heritage

Builder: Simpson (York) Ltd

 

Young People’s Award

Clifford’s Tower

Architect/Designer: Hugh Broughton Architects

Client/Developer: English Heritage

Builder: Simpson (York) Ltd

 

Find out more about the York Design Awards at www.yorkdesignawards.org.

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