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 2016 were dwelling at 30 Ballroyd Lane, Longwood; Icestone Gelato, John William Street; Epicure, 37-39 Queensgate; Acre Street Outpatient Centre, Lindley and the Packhorse Centre (King Street frontage). The overall winner, Acre Street Outpatient Centre demonstrated careful restoration of historic/architectural features of a Grade 2 former mill, with the addition of a contemporary entrance feature and comprehensive internal refurbishment. An important contribution to Lindley’s heritage through the conversion and restoration of a landmark structure and important addition to the town’s medical facilities.

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 2016 awards projects must have been completed between 1st July 2014 and 31st December 2017.

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 2018.

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.