Broadland: Brilliant design celebrated

The Duckeries

Winners of Broadland District Council's annual Design and Enhancement Awards were announced at a recent ceremony held at The Space, Norwich.

Also announced was a special recognition award for accessible design. 

The awards, run by Broadland District Council, highlight improvements to buildings and constructions that make a beneficial contribution to and enrich the local environment. 

Cllr Karen Vincent, Chair of the Awards Panel at Broadland District Council said:

“These awards celebrate the type of buildings that make a positive contribution to the local area and raise the design standard in Broadland, whether it’s an impressive new dwelling or an existing property that has been beautifully enhanced. We are pleased to celebrate the hard work and ingenuity that goes into creating award-worthy structures.”

The Duckeries (pictured above) won the Design Award, designed by SA Architectural Services. The judging panel considered the house to be a cutting edge example of a self-build project, particularly liking the sustainable features and how well the contemporary design fitted into its surroundings and garden. 

The Walled Garden in Little Plumstead won the Enhancement Award. The community spirit and participation of this project impressed the judges. The repair and restoration of the historic garden wall and the introduction of a café and shop with different areas of gardening, were considered to be well thought through. 

The Nest in Horsford won a Special Recognition Award for Accessible design, designed by Chaplin Farrant architects. The design of the community facility is specifically built around its users' needs to include a clubhouse, residential ‘bunk boxes’, a floodlit 3G pitch, multiuse community spaces, classrooms and a café. Judges were impressed with how the building had been designed for community use, and a lot of care and attention was given to ensure the facilities are accessible to all.

Published: 4 November 2021