Lancaster District Design Award winners are announced

The winners of the Lancaster District Design Awards have been announced, celebrating the best of the area's architecture.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 7:00 am
Lancaster District Design Awards winners. Photo by Nick Dagger.

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the biennial awards which began in 1986 as a part of a national initiative called Time for Design.

Seven buildings across north Lancashire were recognised, with others being awarded commendations.

The awards give recognition to schemes, both public and private, whose external design and appearance add to the attractiveness of the Lancaster district.

A unique feature of the awards is that recognition is not reserved for architects, but owners and builders of the schemes too.

In the last 30 years, it has recognised nearly 200 schemes and projects in the district, ranging from major new build and restoration projects to landscaping work and small improvements.

The winners were: Uggle House in Lancaster, Slackwood Barn and Dairy in Silverdale, Engineering Building at Lancaster University, Aldcliffe Yard, Aldcliffe Road in Lancaster, Slackwood Farm at Silverdale, Escala, near Carnforth, and Gabriel Cottage at Tunstall.

Commendations went to St Peter’s Church Hall in Heysham, St Paul’s Church at Caton with Littledale, landscape improvements at Williamson Park in Lancaster, Darwen House at Bolton-le- Sands, the former Tramway Hotel in St Leonardgate, Lancaster, the glazed screen to the tower at St John’s Church, Silverdale, and 11 Damside, Damside Street, Lancaster.