Design Awards

Huddersfield Civic Society

Design Awards

Inaugurated in 2012 these prestigious awards have been presented to the very best developments within Huddersfield that have been completed in the last few years.

Since this time we have received your nominations for a number of outstanding buildings and category winners and trophies have been presented at an awards ceremony held in March. Category winners in 2017 were an extended and refurbished dwelling off Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley (Residential Award); Westin Drives, St. Andrew's Road (Refurbishment Award): Graham Cooksey Building, Greenhead College (Best New Building Award): the Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield (Examiner Readers' Award) and Platform 2 improvements at Huddersfield Station (Community Award) . The overall winner, the Graham Cooksey Building not only effortlessly links to the adjoining structure but within its contemporary façade, carefully articulated with the use of ashlar stonework and large expanses of glass, lies the core of classrooms. It combines architectural elegance and refinement with excellent functionality. It was considered an outstanding addition to a school with an outstanding reputation.

You can nominate as many buildings as you like from each of the following categories – Best New Development, Best Shop Front, Best Refurbishment and Best Residential Development. In addition the Society will again be teaming up with the Examiner so its readers have a chance to vote for the development which they feel has contributed most towards helping improve the quality and image of the town.

Nominated buildings should fall within the former Huddersfield borough boundary, that is between Outlane and Fixby in the north, Berry Brow and Almondbury in the south, Milnsbridge in the west and Cooper Bridge and Waterloo in the east. For the 2018 awards projects must have been completed between 1st July 2016 and 31st December 2018.

Members are encouraged to submit their nominations between 1st October and 31st December each year but now's the time to start looking for the town's best buildings, refurbished interiors and shop fronts. From nominations submitted, a panel will choose the winners from each category and decide who receives the ‘Examiner Readers’ award’. These winners will receive plaques and an HCS trophy will be awarded to the outright winner at an event in March 2019.

Consideration will be given to the following in determining the winning categories:

  • Quality of Design and Materials
  • Appropriateness to Street Setting and Adjacent Property
  • Functionality
  • Accessibility
  • Contribution to Environmental Sustainability
  • Quality of Landscaping

We hope you will participate in these awards by submitting your nominations. Not only will the awards raise the profile of Huddersfield Civic Society but of the town itself, something that we, as Members of the Society, the Examiner and all its readers are keen to do.