Excellent design, architecture and craftsmanship were the winners at the 2021 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. Thirty award-winning projects were announced at the 2021 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards on Wednesday 15th September. Chairman of the Sussex Heritage Trust, Simon Knight presented the Awards to a sold-out ceremony and lunch at Pangdean Old Barn, Pyecombe, with guests including the High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex.
The Awards saw the inaugural announcement of the South Downs Design Award. Belloc Close in Midhurst, a Mid-Scale Residential Award winner, won the overall Award for projects based in the South Downs. King and Drury worked closely with MH Architects to create four new homes on the site of a former ambulance station. The judges noted: “A very exciting and well-thought-out development on a difficult brownfield site, it clearly had care and attention to details high on its list of priorities.”
This followed the announcement of nine other categories including Ecclesiastical, Commercial, Building Crafts and Residential Awards.
Winners in the Public and Community category included: Catering Facilities and Classrooms at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham (submitted by NRAP Architects), the new Goodwood Education Centre (submitted by SMD Construction Consultancy), Ropemakers Academy in Hailsham (submitted by ECE Architecture), Shelter Hall in Brighton (submitted by R H Partnership Architects Limited) and Unity, the sculpture of a nurse on East Street in Chichester by stainless steel fabricator, John Gillespie.
Architect, Jane Jones-Warner of Jane Jones-Warner Associates was announced as the 2021 Sussex Heritage Person of the Year, sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery. Chairman, Simon Knight said: “There is no doubt Jane’s extraordinary contribution to heritage in Sussex with a career spanning 30 years focusing on building conservation. Her passion began at Uppark in West Sussex, where she was based on-site for three years following their devastating fire in 1989. More recently Jane was the project architect at Grade II* listed West Dean College for their extensive conservation roof repair project. I am absolutely delighted to recognise Jane’s career and passion for heritage by acknowledging her as Sussex Heritage Person of the Year.”
For a full list of all Award winners and Highly Commended projects go to www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk