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2020 Mayor's Design Awards launched

King's Lynn Town Hall

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Nominations are being sought for the Mayor’s Design Awards, which are once again being organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk in association with KL Magazine.

These prestigious awards, celebrate local architectural excellence and craftsmanship and highlight the role good design plays in making our community an attractive place to live and visit. 

“As I have travelled around the borough as mayor, I have seen the material results of the vision and craftsmanship of our local designers and builders displayed in a variety of conversions, extensions and buildings,” said the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Cllr Geoff Hipperson. 

"These skilled people are all helping to make west Norfolk a more desirable place to live. It’s certainly been an eye-opener for me and I hope many of the schemes I’ve seen will be nominated for awards.” 

In fact, Geoff’s keen to ensure next year’s awards maintain the high standards the Mayor’s Design Awards have set since they began.

“Please nominate and encourage others to nominate schemes that are innovative, attractive and that enhance our area.”

The Mayor’s Design Awards focus on small-scale works by local architects, designers and contractors, and the competition is split roughly into the following categories: 

– Extensions 
– Conversions 
– New single homes 
– Groups or small residential developments 
– Commercial schemes 
– Workshops and industrial developments 
– Landscaping and enhancement schemes 
– Community amenities 
– Repairs and refurbishments 
– Craftsmanship 

Please note that the categories may change in respect of the types and numbers of schemes nominated, and all nominations will be assessed by the mayor and a panel of judges. The judges will be looking for schemes which bring pleasure through design, workmanship or their contribution to a particular setting. 

Laura Dunn, Managing Director of KL magazine, added: “Over the last few years, the special Home Design & Build edition of KL magazine has showcased the very best in the local construction industry - from visionary architects and specialist contractors to talented craftspeople and experts in sustainable energies.

“KL magazine has been proud to be associated with the Mayor's Design Awards in the past, and we're already looking forward to seeing all the shortlisted projects for 2020. The awards have never failed to attract entries of the very highest standards, and we're very excited about featuring them in our next Home Design & Build special edition, which will be published to celebrate the 2020 awards.”

During the awards' history, an impressive array of schemes have been nominated.  Judges have explored everything from skilful conversions to sympathetic new builds and innovative commercial architecture. 

Anyone can nominate a building or scheme with the permission of the owner by completing an application form – available from Paper copies are also available at borough council offices and parish councils. All applications should be accompanied by electronic photographs depicting the site before and after works. 

Entries close on 17 April 2020.  

Winners will be announced at a special award ceremony on 22 September 2020.

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