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2018 Quality of Place award winners

The eighth annual Quality of Place Awards ceremony took place on 22 November, recognising the best in design and conservation in Suffolk Coastal.

The awards are a celebration of the effort being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the quality of our environment, by creating high quality designs in both the built and natural environment and helping to conserve our historic buildings.

This year’s judges were:

  • Cllr Tony Fryatt, Cabinet Member for Planning as Chairman Judge
  • Bob Kindred MBE, Trustee of the Suffolk Preservation Society, as Conservation Expert Judge
  • Patricia Shepherd, Director of Architects Two Ltd. as Landscape Expert Judge
  • Jan Garfield, Chairman of the Planning Committee of the Felixstowe Society as Amenity Society Judge
  • John Lamont, Local Architect and member of RIBA East as our Design Expert.

The awards were presented by Suffolk Coastal Chairman, Cllr Nicky Yeo with bronze plaques for the category winners and certificates for the highly commended schemes.

Award Winners

Design: Winner
Five Acre Barn, Aldrignham Five Acre Barn
  • Architects: Blee Halligan, London
  • Contractor: Paul Rolph
Design: Highly Commended
The Black Barn, Dallinghoo The Black Barn
  • Architects: Studio Bark
  • Contractor: Avoncrown
Building Conservation: Joint Winner 
Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block Bawdsey Radar
  • Commissioned by: Bawdsey Radar Trust
  • Architects: Freeland Rees Roberts, Cambridge
  • Contractor: Elliston Steady and Hawes Ltd and Concrete Renovations Ltd
Building Conservation: Joint Winner
Sibton Park Gate Lodge Sibton Park Gate Lodge
  • Architect: Argus Hardy, Heveningham Estate Architect
  • Engineer: Ashley Largent
  • Contractors: The Heveningham Estate team with Gladstone Tuck Pointing & Restoration Ltd
Landscape: Winner
Valley Farm Lake, Heveningham Estate Valley Farm Lake
  • Architects: Kim Wilkie and Argus Hardy
  • Naturalist: Steve Piotrowski
  • Contractors: Rob and Rowan Orford of Miles Water


The Heveningham Estate team with Gladstone Tuck Pointing & Restoration Ltd)