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Guildford Design Awards 2023 Winners

group of winners with their awards

The 2023 Guildford Design Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, 24 November.

The 2023 Guildford Design Awards Judging Panel

  • Peter Coleman (chair of the judges), Architect, Guildford Society
  • Nic Allen, Architect, Guildford Society
  • Joanne Bell, Director of Estates and Facilities, University of Surrey
  • Martin Giles, Editor of the Guildford Dragon News
  • Dawn Hudd, Strategic Director of Place, Guildford Borough Council
  • Gerry Lytle, Architect, Guildford Society
  • Marilyn Scott, Arts and Heritage consultant

View the short list of projects from which the judges selected projects to visit and then select the winners.

Award Winners and Commendations

The winners in each category are:

Commercial Building

Award Winner: White Lion Walk, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Corstorphine & Wright

Client: Redevco

Commendation: Pembroke House, Mary Road, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Child Graddon Lewis

Client: Investra Properties Ltd

Small Commercial Building

Award Winner: The Boathouse, Millbrook, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Martin Johnson: Executive Architect: Mitchel Evans

Interior Designer: Raw Clay

Client: Soulspace

Commercial Building: New Shop and Hospitality Project

Commendation: The Ivy Asia, Tunsgate, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Pump House Design

Client: Troia UK Restaurants Ltd

Commendation: Megans by the Castle, High Street, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Megan's Inhouse Design Team

Client: Megan's

Individual Town House

Award Winner: Devon Bank, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Mark Hillier

Client: Annabel and Chris Agace

Commendation: Fort Road, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Lytle Associate Architects

Client: Mandy and Chris McAleese

Individual Suburban House

Award Winner: Ledgers, West Horsley

Designer/ Architect: Monica Heilpern Architect

Client: Monica Heilpern

Multiple Housing: 30 Homes and Over

Award Winner: Bankside Student Living, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: 5plus Architects

Client: Sladen Estates &Peveril Securities

Commendation: Riverside House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Stelling Properties Ltd

Client: Unilife , Stelling Properties, Big Sur Properties

Multiple Housing: Up to 30 Homes

Award Winner: Alvaston, Clandon Road, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: SCD Architects

Client: Runnymede Homes

Major Conservation Project:

Award Winner: The 'Old Laboratory' RHS, Wisley

Designer/ Architect: Philip Hughes Associates

Internal Exhibition Design: Agenda Design

 Client: The Royal Horticultural Society

Small  Conservation Project

Award Winner: The Guildhall, High Street, Guildford.

Surveyor/ Architect: Mark Graham MRICS Assets and Property Team Guildford Borough Council

Client: Guildford Borough Council

Special Conservation Project

Award Winner: The Bowes Lyon Pavilion, RHS Wisley.

Original Architect: Derrick Lees ARIBA: Conservation Surveyor: David Alexander

Client: The Royal Horticultural Society

Regeneration Project        

Award Winner: Cathedral Hill Industrial Estate, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Savills Building & Project Consultancy Team

Client: FTSE 100 Corporate Pension Fund

Commendation: Founders Studio, Milbrook, Guildford

Planning Architect: Chrysalis Design Ltd: Interior Designer: Ra Ra Designs Ltd

Client: Emmaus Road Community Church

New House, Art Space, Fays Passage, Guildford

Designer: Dominique Frazer, Newhouse Art

Client: Newhouse Art

2&4 Genyn Road, Guildford

Designer : David Strudwick

Client: David Strudwick Design and Build

Public Realm

Award Winner: Walnut Bridge, Bedford Road, Guildford

Designer/ Architect: Knight Architects

Client: Guildford Borough Council

Commendation: New Garden Space, Old Laboratory, RHS, Wisley

Client: The Royal Horticultural Society

Public Art           

 Award Winner: Host, Guildford Station Subway, Guildford

Designer/ Artist; Julie Hoyle

Client: Julie Hoyle TBC

 Commendation: Abbot's Hospital Ceramic Panels, Jeffries Passage, Guildford

Designer/ Artist; Aluna Ceramics- Carlos Espana and Liliana Montoya

Client: Abbots Hospital

Environmental Art

Award Winner: Habitat Project, University of Surrey, Guildford

Designer/ Artist; Russell Jakubowski, Amy Haigh, Will Nash, Livia Spinolo

Client: Surrey Hills Arts

Guildford's Favourite Building

This year's new category

Winner of the public vote: Guildford Cathedral