Southend Borough Council's Design Awards 2010 - New Build Award
Southend Borough Council's annual design awards aim to recognise and encourage excellence in local development. This year's judging panel was chaired by Councillor Mark Flewitt, Executive Councillor for Planning and Transport. It included representatives from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Town Planning Institute, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Westcliff High School for Girls secured the New Build Award for the school's new English block, designed by Emptage Architects and constructed by Lakehouse. The panel said the development was "well designed" and represented a "bold contrast" to the existing school buildings, adding "The use of bold colours has added vibrancy to the project and the entrance with the large overhang is particularly striking."
Councillor Flewitt said: "This competition always provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the architectural ideas and innovations taking place across our town. This year the panel chose some extremely varied and distinguished winners. These buildings and projects are a credit to Southend and will help us develop our current and future heritage."
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