The Currey Award 2008 Map
The Winner - Residential Development, William Searing Close
The results of the Currey Award 2008 were announced at a presentation ceremony held on 27 November 2008 at the Ferguson Building, Bishop's Stortford College. The judging panel comprised:
- Chair of the judging panel: Gill Champion (10 years planning experience with the local authority and private consultancy)
- Co-presenter of awards: Liz Martin (a chartered surveyor practising in Bishop's Stortford)
- Dene Caton (a representative from Waitrose)
- John Barfoot (a town councillor).
Gill Champion and Liz Martin hosted the ceremony and, after first discussing the conclusions of the panel on each of the seven nominations, declared the winner to be the Residential development, William Searing Close, Basbow Lane. The judges particularly liked the imaginative use of space in this multi level site, some interesting architectural details and the careful blending of the new development with the surrounding buildings. They also gave a special commendation to the new footbridge over the River Stort.
We received a letter of thanks from Robin Hiscott, the architect of William Searing Close.
The Seven Candidates
Click on images below for more pictures.
Residential development in William Searing Close, Basbow Lane Top
The new footbridge over the River Stort Top
The Old Workhouse (Herts and Essex Hospital site)
The new library building, Birchwood school
The Fountain, Station Road, refurbishment of old pub building Top
Residential development in Cox's Garden, off Elizabeth Road Top
Regency Way residential development in Potter Street above "qS" (viewable from Church Street or from Sainsbury's escalator) Top