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Development awards finalists announced

The Wing, Capel-le-Ferne

The Wing, Capel-le-Ferne

This year’s shortlist of potential winners of the Kent Design and Development Awards has been revealed.

Twenty four projects are now facing the judges of the awards, which are jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council, and PR and marketing agency Maxim, and take place every two years.

Three projects have been shortlisted three times:

• The Wing in Capel le Ferne, new visitor and learning centre at the National Battle of Britain Memorial – shortlisted for Commercial, Industrial & Retail; Public Buildings – Community; and Environmental Performance,
• The Yarrow in Broadstairs, a Grade II-listed building that has been regenerated for use as a four-star training hotel by East Kent College – shortlisted for Commercial, Industrial & Retail; Public Buildings - Education, and Conservation,
• Folkestone Harbour Arm, which integrates leisure time with a working harbour and a disused railway terminal – shortlisted for Conservation; Public Buildings – Community; and Infrastructure and Renewables.

Alex Hicken of DHA Planning, sponsors of the overall Project of the Year award, commented: “Kent is home to a wide range of innovative projects, as is demonstrated by these finalists. The range of design and construction innovation and the quality of projects spread across the county is something we should all be proud of.”

The categories to be decided include Commercial, Industrial and Retail; Conservation; Environmental Performance; Infrastructure and Renewables; Public Buildings – Education and Community; and Residential – Minor and Major. The winners of the six categories will go forward to compete for the Project of the Year trophy.

Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council, said: “There is much to celebrate in Kent, as will be highlighted by the number of high quality entrants across the county. We look forward to the winners being announced in December.”

DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim are joined in delivering the awards by bdb design; Clague Architects; CTP Consulting Engineers; Kent Construction Focus Group; The Rochester Bridge Trust; Scape Procure, Quinn Estates and Penenden Heath Developments.

The winners to be announced at an awards ceremony in December. See www.kentdesigndevelopmentawards.co.uk for further information and the full shortlist.

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