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Winners of The Guildford Society's 2020 Design Awards

Take a look at the winners of The Guildford Society's 2020 Design Awards.

The Guildford Society will be holding a virtual Awards Ceremony later in the year.

Despite the impact of Coronavirus and building delays affecting some new buildings in Guildford, Peter Coleman, Chairman of the society's judging panel, said:"The panel was heartened by the high quality of the entries with a range of new developments and restoration projects happening in the Borough.

"The submissions demonstrated a range of good quality, contemporary architecture and sensitively designed extension works to existing buildings. All categories, apart from one, were well represented. Sadly, we had no commercial buildings that merited inclusion in the long list for judging. Our thanks to all who put forward properties for the Design Awards."

Judging panel

  • Peter Coleman (chair), Guildford Society.  
  • Nic Allen, Guildford Society
  • Dr Stephen Baker, University of Surrey
  • Mary Branson, Sculptor
  • Anna Hummel, Guildford Society
  • Gerry Lytle, Guildford Society
  • Caroline Reeves, Guildford Borough Council

To see the projects that made the long list for awards, please visit the Guildford Society website.

Category - new public building

Award Winner

  • Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, GU7 3DB
  • Architects: Haverstock Architects: nathalie.jardine@haverstock.com
  • Client: Guildford Borough Council.

Outside Crematorium view
New chapel

Category - individual house

Award Winner 

St Catherine's Drive side view
St Catherine's Drive Guildford (cat 3.1)










Commendation Award

  • Maori Road, Guildford, GU1 
  • Architects: Peter Huf Architecture, peter.huf@huf-haus.com
  • Client: Stuart Maguire.

Maori Road outside
Maori Road inside

Category - multiple housing

Award Winner - small multiple housing

  • Foxfield, West Clandon, GU23 7BB
  • Architects: Omega Partnership
  • Client: Runnymede Homes, Mark Knight, mk@runnymedehomes.co.uk.

Foxfield West Clandon front
Foxfield West Clandon side







Award Winner - large multiple housing

Manor Park Campus Surrey University front
Manor Park Campus Surrey University







Category - restoration/refurbishment

Award Winner

  • St Nicolas Church Community Hall, Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW
  • Architects: Nye Saunders Architects, Mike.Staff@nyesaunders.co.uk
  • Client: PCC St Nicolas Church.

St Nicolas Church outside
St Nicolas Church inside

Category - public realm

Award Winner - civic building

  • Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, GU7 3DB 
  • Landscape Architect: Plinke
  • Client: Guildford Borough Council.

Outside view of Crematorium cat 6
Cat 6 Walkway at Crematorium







Award Winner - public building

  • The Welcome Building, RHS Garden, Wisley, GU23 6QB
  • Landscape Architect: Christopher Bradley-Hole
  • Architects: KSS Architects, nick.marshall@kssgroup.com
  • Client: Royal Horticultural Society.

The Welcome Building Wisley 1
Welcome Building Wisley 2