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Mayor's Design Awards

Information about our Mayor's Design Awards

Our award ceremony

Our Mayor's Design Awards celebrate local architectural excellence and craftsmanship. The awards are presented every two years. The next awards are this year.

Enter the Mayor's Design Awards now

The deadline for entries has been extended due to the Coronavirus lockdown. Entries close on Friday 31 May 2020. We'll publish more details on the Design Awards once normal working practices have resumed.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Town Hall on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

2018 winners

30 schemes were shortlisted for the awards under a number of different categories. The event had an additional category of the Mayor's Special Award, to reflect the high standard of entries made.

The overall Gold award winner was Davaar House, Docking. In the judging panel's opinion, this is an exceptional scheme which not only has high environmental sustainability credentials, but is also a clever and distinctive design that sits comfortably on its plot and takes advantage of the views afforded by the surrounding countryside.

All 2018 entries were judged by a panel, who were:

  • Cllr Nick Daubney, the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
  • Cllr Vivienne Spikings (chair of the Planning Committee)
  • Cllr Mick Peak (vice-chair of the Planning Committee)
  • Stuart Ashworth (Assistant Director, Environment and Planning)
  • Pam Lynn (Conservation Officer)

The winners of the 2018 Mayor's Design Awards are as follows:

Community Schemes 

Winner - SPAR shop, Castle Acre

Residential Extensions 

Winner - Lark's Rise, Castle Rising

Single New Build Properties 

Winner - Davaar House, Docking

Conversion Schemes 

Winner - GroundWorks Gallery, King's Lynn

Listed Building Schemes 

Winner - Snowre Hall, Fordham

Small Residential Groups 

Winner - Queen Street, King's Lynn


Winner - Snowre Hall, Fordham

Gold Award

Winner - Davaar House, Docking

Mayor's Special Award

Goldings, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn