Conservation and Design Award Winners Announced
Published on Monday, 13th November 2017
The winners of the 34th Maldon District Conservation & Design Awards have been announced and include the restoration of an historic fire-damaged pub, the repair of a workshop at a Great War Aerodrome, and the design of a striking new house in Tollesbury High Street.
Six exemplary projects in total will receive awards in the annual categories of Building Conservation, Design and Sustainability at a Presentation Ceremony on the 7 November 2017.
Councillor Penny Channer CC, Chairman of the Judging Panel, says: “In all the years I have been involved with these awards, I’ve never ceased to be amazed by the quality of some of the building projects undertaken each year across the Maldon District. In terms of conservation and design, our District really punches above its weight. Each of this year’s winners is outstanding in its own way, but the judging panel was particularly impressed by the rescue and restoration of the King’s Head in Bradwell-on-Sea. This important medieval building could so easily have been lost following a fire in 2014. Not only has the current owner, Richard King, saved the building, but the restoration displays an exceptional level of craftsmanship. One of the judges, John Tompkins, a retired architect with many years’ experience working on historic buildings remarked that the timber-frame repairs were the best he had ever seen.”