Cheltenham Civic Society (CCS) is inviting nominations for the 2023 Civic Awards – including for the first time nominations for buildings that are of particularly poor design or execution.
“Our biennial Civic Awards celebrate the best architecture and design in Cheltenham’s built environment.” Civic Society Chair Andrew Booton commented. “But unfortunately, we also see some shockingly bad designs that still manage to get built.
“So this year we plan to call out the worst of them. By doing so, we hope to persuade the offending developers, architects and planners to up their game in future – if only to avoid ending up with one of these ‘Uncivic’ black marks on their track record.”
There are six categories for the Civic Awards: restoration of a building or structure; a new building or structure; improvements to the built or landscape environment; a new or restored shopfront; a ‘green’ building; and ‘uncivic’.
Building and landscape projects must be located within the Borough of Cheltenham, be visible to the public and have been completed between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2023. In certain cases, interiors will be considered. Nominations are free to enter and will remain open until 30 September 2023.
Nomination forms can be downloaded by searching for ‘Cheltenham Civic Awards nominations’ or going straight to our Downloads page. Completed forms and project photos should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org The Awards will then be judged in the autumn by a panel made up by CCS, Cheltenham Borough Council and local business organisations.
“We hope that members of the public – as well as developers, owners, architects, engineers and planners – will nominate either their favourite new buildings or their least favourite ones this year.” added Andrew Booton.