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.
You can also join the York Design Awards Walking Trails on Friday 17 June, 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 18 June, 10am to 12 noon, as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Visit York Design Award-winning buildings from the first 13 years of the scheme. The free walking trails around the city centre reveal some stunning hidden gems developed and built by those aspiring to the highest quality of design. Tickets are available from 29th April at York Festival of Ideas, York Festival of Ideas.


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The Red Tower, Foss Islands Road

Client/Developer: Red Tower York CIC
Architect/Designer: Holland Brown Architects
Builder: Croft Farm Construction

A Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building with parts dating back to c.1490, the Red Tower was part of the City of York’s wall defences. Until recently used as an occasional store by the city council, the building has been refurbished and fitted out by a community group to include a low-key refreshment facility on the ground floor and a flexible function room on the first floor. The design had to cope with the likelihood of regular flooding and uses robust materials and elements which can be wheeled out in the event of a flood.

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