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Guildford Design Awards 2017

At an awards ceremony held at the Guildhall in Guildford (7 November) a range of recently completed building projects that have been judged to have improved the architecture, heritage, conservation and sustainability of the borough were honoured.

The Guildford Design Awards aim to celebrate and promote exciting and innovative building design, as well as encouraging high quality development in the future. Press release image of GDA winners

Award winners and commended entries received framed certificate which were presented to them by the Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Nigel Manning and Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, which runs and hosts the annual awards.

Each project is judged on its individual merits by an independent panel of five judges whose professions include architect, landscape architect, and a mechanical engineer who specialises in energy and environmental systems.


  • Beech Cottage, Guildford - renovation (pictured below left). Entered by the owners

  • The Jenner Building, Pirbright Institute, Pirbright - new build (pictured below right). Entered by NBBJ

Press release image of Beech Cottage Press release image of Pirbright winning entry GDA

Highly commended

  • Loseley Chapel, St Nicolas Church, Guildford - restoration. Entered by Daedalus Conservation

  • 1 Kernel Court, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford - new build. Entered by AB Rogers Design


  • Poltimore Road - extension and alterations. Entered by MVL Architects and surveyors

  • Twiga Lodge, Gomshall - environmental sustainability. Entered by the owners

  • School of Veterinary Medicine - new build. Entered by The University of Surrey

  • Catherine's Walk, Guildford - new build. Entered by SCD Architects

  • Skyridge, Peaslake - environmental sustainability Entered by LEATHWAITE

Special mention to finalist who received a certificate

  • The Bellerby Apartments, Guildford - new build. Entered by Metis Homes

Published on Monday 13 November.