Entries coming to a close for the Solent Design Awards

Businesses and local authorities across Hampshire have just one week left to put their show-stopping building projects forward for a prestigious award.

Entries for the biennial Solent Design Awards close on September 2 those behind the biennial event are on the hunt for buildings that have transformed their surroundings, making a positive impact on people and places.

The categories for this year are:

  • The Quality Residential Place Award– for the best residential scheme
  • The People’s Choice Award – the project that receives the most online votes from the public
  • The Quality Place Award – given to the best scheme in all categories, the Quality Place Award is open to any placemaking project, be it public or private sector and a single building or an entire development

“We’ve seen some fantastic entries flooding in over the last few months but we know there are even more out there,” said Paul Ramshaw, from the Quality Places Practitioners’ Group which is organising the event. “Based on the way the Solent’s skyline has changed over the last two years there are a wealth of projects worthy of winning one of the coveted awards. The hardest part is going to be picking just one winner for each category.”

Previous winners of the awards have included the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, Ryde School on the Isle of Wight, Southampton’s SeaCity Museum and the St Alphege Learning & Teaching Building at the University of Winchester.

The awards evening will take place at the new Spark building at Southampton Solent University on November 24, with more than 100 guests from the construction, planning, design and redevelopment sectors in attendance.

Sponsors include Barratt Homes, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Vignale from Hendy FordStore, Taylor Made Computer Solutions, Hampshire & Regional Property Group, Lee Peck Media and Southampton Solent University’s School of Media, Arts and Technology.

To find out more about this year’s awards and download an entry form visit www.solentdesignawards.org.uk