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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Your Bike Shed Cycle Café & Repair Workshop

Architect/ Designer: Owners, Martin Harman & Adele Procter
Client/Developer: As Above
Builder: As Above
Presented by: David Heath, Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings, one of our four judges

‘Your Bike Shed’ has become a very popular gathering place for the cycling fraternity – providing a unique service for their customers who can now relax over a coffee while their bikes are being fixed – and is also a meeting place and music venue. The project involved the refitting of a grand Victorian corner shop and its basement, already beautifully fitted out with its original glazed brick walls and decorative floor of encaustic tiles. The work of both design and construction were undertaken by the owners themselves for a budget of some £20k – using second-hand materials and off-the-peg fittings and furniture. The result is witty and engaging with none of the pretensions of Sunday Supplement design. It is very well worked out and has atmosphere in bucketful’s.

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