Judging of the 2023 York Design Awards has taken place and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3rd July 2023 at the Guildhall.


However, you can have your say in the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the York Press, and the Young People’s Award.  The 2023 projects are on display at York Explore Library from 10th to 18th June. Come along and vote for your favourites.

The Awards cover a wide range of categories including single and multiple dwelling residential developments, community and commercial buildings, and open space/public realm/landscape, and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.


Take a look at the winners of the 2022 York Design Awards here ( 2022 Winners « York Design Awards)

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Clifford’s Tower

Client: English Heritage
Builder: Simpson (York) Ltd
Architect: Hugh Broughton Architects

Clifford’s Tower is the largest surviving structure from the medieval royal castle of York. The Tower has stood as a roofless ruin since a fire in 1684. 

An enlarged public area at the base of the mound provides space to engage with visitors. Access up the stair to the Tower has been improved with resting places. Historic fabric has been fastidiously conserved. A timber structure has been installed to partially cover and protect the ruin and provide fantastic views over the city. 

Suspended metal walkways give access to previously unseen features. Interpretation features describe the remarkable history of the Tower. 

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