The Currey Award 2008  Map 

The Winner - Residential Development, William Searing Close

William Searing Close, Basbow Lane

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:

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

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Residential development in William Searing Close, Basbow Lane  Top 

William Searing Close, Basbow Lane

The new footbridge over the River Stort  Top 

The Stort Footbridge

The Old Workhouse (Herts and Essex Hospital site)

The Old Workhouse

The new library building, Birchwood school

The New Library, Birchwood School

The Fountain, Station Road, refurbishment of old pub building  Top 

The Fountain

Residential development in Cox's Garden, off Elizabeth Road  Top 

Cox's Gardens

Regency Way residential development in Potter Street above "qS" (viewable from Church Street or from Sainsbury's escalator)  Top 

The Regency Way Development