2017 Quality of Place award winners

The seventh 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
  • Fiona Cairns, Director of the Suffolk Presentation Society as Conservation Expert Judge
  • Patricia Shepherd, Director of Architects Two Ltd. as Landscape Expert Judge
  • Peter Hill, Chairman of the Planning Committee of the Aldeburgh Society and former head of development control for the Suffolk District of Babergh 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 Chris Blundell with bronze plaques for the category winners and certificates for the highly commend schemes.

Award Winners

Design: Winner
12 Sandy Lane, Woodbridge Before:
sandy lane before
After:
sandy lane
  • Architects: Plaice Design Co Ltd, Woodbridge
  • Contractor: Bradley Building Company
Building Conservation: Conservation and Conversion Winner
The Bartlett Hospital, Felixstowe bartlett hospital
  • Architects: Patrick Allen and Associates Ltd, Ipswich
  • Contractor: Gipping Homes (Bartlett) Ltd
Building Conservation: Pure Conservation Winner 
Church Farm House, Sudbourne church farm house
  • Architects: Nash Baker, London
  • Contractor: Wayne Snowling 
Landscape and Nature: Winner
Hands, Woodbridge Quay Church hands
  • Commissioned by: Woodbridge Quay Church
  • Sculptor: Rick Kirby of East Hertfordshire