Celebrating our city’s finest new architecture at biennial awards

Britons Arms on Elm Hill, Norwich.

Britons Arms on Elm Hill, Norwich. - Credit: Archant

New architectural triumphs in Norwich were celebrated by a heritage group which crowned six winners at its awards ceremony.

Westlegate Tower Development, in Norwich.

Westlegate Tower Development, in Norwich. - Credit: Archant

The Norwich Society held its Design Awards last night, an event organised every two years to recognise the best of modern architecture in the city.

Presentations were made to six winners, chosen from more than 35 nominations, in different categories of buildings, including commercial, community, and residential.

Jonathan Hooton, chairman of The Norwich Society, said: 'We were delighted with the number and quality of nominations.

'Norwich is an absolutely wonderful city with many fine buildings and it's important to us that new buildings reflect that.'

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The winners were presented with certificates by Brenda Arthur, the Lord Mayor of Norwich.

When deciding the winners, the society's judges looked for originality of design, the scale, use of materials, and the effect on the surrounding environment.

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Under the criteria, buildings had to be within the city boundary and completed within the preceding two years. Michael Newey, chief executive of housing management company Broadland Housing Group, was guest speaker.

The awards were first held in 2003.

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