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This Year Contenders

Winners of the Brighter City of Derby Awards 2017

Refurbishments

First Prize

Former RR Building (Marble Hall) Nightingale Rd

Promoter; Derby City Council

Architects: Bauman Lyons Architects

As Rolls Royce′s first factory in Derby, this is a unique part of the City′s heritage and is therefore worthy of restoration and preservation. The developers have gone to great lengths to restore and conserve this important building, particularly the Marble Hall with good quality materials and craftsmanship. They have found a new use for the building, by converting into small business units.

 

 

New builds

First Place

The new Infants Department at Derby High School

Promoter: Derby High School

Architects: Pick Everard

The judges were impressed not only by the original design of this small educational building, but also by its build quality, how it has been cleverly integrated into its environment. It is aesthetically pleasing but also fulfils its design purpose very well.

 

Highly Commended

The Innovation Centre at Infinity Park

Promoter: Derby City Council

Architects: Franklin Ellis Architects

The judges felt that this strikingly original building came a very close second to the High School project. The judges felt that the design was aesthetically pleasing and works well as an “anchor” building for this important new business park.

 

 

 

The Media Centre County Cricket Ground

Promoter: Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Architects: Pick Everard

It scored well on functionality and its contribution to the City and will be commended.

 

 

 Bath Street Retirement complex Parkland View

Promoter: Derby City Council

Architects: Montague Architects

This project meets a pressing need in Derby for this type of “extra care” accommodation for the elderly. It meets this need very well and therefore scores highly on functionality and contribution to the City. Despite its size it does sit in its site quite well and is of reasonable quality.

It will be commended.

 

Cathedral Court

Promoter: University of Derby

Architects: GT Architects

The judges felt that compared with other Student accommodation in the City, this building does have some architectural merit is aesthetically pleasing, is quite well built, for its size sits in its street scene surprisingly well and is functional.

It will be commended.