More than 30 projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Kent Design and Development Awards.
The judges will visit 34 projects from across the county, which have been selected from the 80 who entered. The awards are jointly organised and sponsored by Kent County Council, planning consultant DHA, and PR and marketing agency Maxim.
The six categories are: Commercial, Industrial and Retail; Conservation; Environmental Performance; Infrastructure and Renewables; Public Buildings – Education and Community; and Residential – Minor and Major. The overall title of Project of the Year is then selected from among the category winners.
Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council, said: “The diversity and quality of the entries once again demonstrates there is a real commitment to creating well designed buildings that work well for the people who use them, for the environment and sit well in the Kent landscape.
“The panel of independent judges has scrutinised each of the entries and will shortly set out on a three day mission to visit them all. We look forward to announcing the winners in November at the awards ceremony.”
Brian Horton, Chairman of the Judges and residential property expert, said: “The shortlisting was challenging and I’m sure deciding on the category winners will be even harder.”
Alex Hicken of DHA, sponsors of the overall Project of the Year award, added: “It is great to see the quality of design that’s delivering new buildings, conserving our past and delivering new infrastructure that is helping to shape communities across Kent.”
DHA, Kent County Council and Maxim are joined in delivering the awards by category sponsors including law firm Cripps; CTP Consulting Engineers; Kent Construction Focus Group; the Kent Environment Strategy; the Rochester Bridge Trust and Sibley Pares. Further support is provided by Quinn Estates, Gallagher, and Penenden Heath Developments.
Visit www.kentdesigndevelopmentawards.co.uk to discover which projects have been shortlisted.