The City of Winchester Trust Design Award Scheme has been established to recognise quality in the design of buildings and landscape within the City of Winchester. It covers new buildings (of any size) rehabilitation and restoration, landscape and planting, shop fronts, signs and environmental improvement schemes.


The 2004 judging panel gave Awards to West Downs Centre, Osborne School, and Winchester College Music School. Commendations were made to Loch Fyne Restaurant, Wessex Court, St Bede C. of E. Primary School and Shechem House.


In 2007 the City of Winchester Trust invited the public as well as its own members to nominate recent buildings for its Design Awards.

The Trust's Design Award plaques mark a steadily increasing number of the best of Winchester's new buildings down the years.

As in previous awards there were six categories of entry: new buildings (of any size); sympathetic extensions to existing buildings; rehabilitation / restoration of older buildings; landscape, planting and treatment of open spaces; shop fronts, fascias and facades; streetscape – lighting, signs, street furniture, walls, fencing and ground surface. Depending on the number and quality of entries, Awards may not be made in all categories. The buildings must be within the City of Winchester, be visible to the public (at least externally) and have been completed between 1 July 2003 and 1 May 2007. For these awards the public face of the buildings and their contribution to the Winchester scene are more important than interiors, unless these are public spaces.

The closing date for entries was Monday 14 May 2007. The judging was by a panel of Trust members and others, led by George Ferguson, Past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is a principal in Acanthus Ferguson Mann Architects in Bristol, and has a particular interest in historic buildings and towns. Voting for an additional Members' Award, took place at the Trust AGM in September. The Judges decisions were made on 25th July 2007 and announced on October 30th 2007 and are described below:-

AWARDS (in alphabetic order) plaque and certificate

Project Category Building Type
55-61 Dean Lane New build Residential
John Stripe Theatre Extension to existing (+ rehab) Educational
Lanterns Children's Centre New build Educational
The Pagoda House Rehabilitation and restoration of older building Residential


COMMENDATIONS (in alphabetic order) certificate

Project Category Building Type
St Catherine's Park & Ride Landscape (incl. streetscape & new build) Transport
St John in the Soke Rehabilitation, restoration and extension of older building Religious
The Vertical Garden Houses New build Residential


MENTIONS (in alphabetic order) mention in report etc only

Project Category Building Type
Alveyn Court, 9b Parchment St New build Residential
Cathedral View,
Bar End Rd/Highcliffe Rd
New build Residential
Chilcomb Place,
East Hill/Highcliffe Rd
New build Residential
Hazel Court,
Hillside Close
New build Residential
Middle Brook Centre (Family Church) Rehabilitation and alterations to existing (1930s) building Religious/Assembly
St Luke's Court,
Drayton St, Stanmore
New build Residential
Wykeham Terrace,
Bar End Rd
New build Residential