2018 ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING - Wednesday 21st November 2018 - St. Peter's by the Waterfront.
A hardy crowd braved a chilly night at St. Peter's by the waterfront on Wednesday 21st November for the annual Ipswich Society Awards.
The sixteen nominations, which can be reviewed on the Society's Image Archive, were appraised by Dr. Chris Wiltshire for the variety of ways in which they made a notable contribution to the townscape. He led the audiance and thirty guests representing the nominees through the projects with his mix of charm, acerbic criticism and unclouded knowledge of the town, its structure and aspirations.
Commendation awards were given to the Borough's Crown Car Park newly decorated in its gleaming exterior: a project in Constable Road where the houser-holder had renovated its seventies windows with new wooden sashes by Sash Converters' Adrian Keeble. These were rightfully celebrated and appreciated.
The High Commendation awarded to the "Follies" - formerly the Haven public house was given for its bold initiative, the impact on the street scene and the quality of the finish: Duncan Foster, the developer was pleased for his team including Martin Tricker and Ben Reay of Last & Tricker and John Pettman of Bridgewood Property.
The final award of Distinction was given to the Lantern Room, the new extension to Saint Augustine's Church in Felixstowe Road. This structure greatly complemented the rather stark 1930's church. The architectural quality and original use of materials - the cladding in Corten rusting steel - the manner in which it respected and enhanced the church itself and way it set a standard for others to follow was noted and be expected to lead to further honours. We were gratified by the presence of a number of parishioners of the church who came to celebrate the success achieved on the night. Also present was the architect, Brian Haward of the Southwold practice. Sue Sturgess standing in for her husband Ian, instrumental in the management of the construction process however, unable to attend owing to illness.
The evening concluded in the traditional manner of welcome drinks and canapes, the Society could commend itself for yet another successful, entertaining and edifying evening for its guests and members.
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About The Ipswich Society Annual Awards
In pursuance of the Society's objectives, annual awards in the form of framed certificates are given for the buildings that have made a notable contribution to the townscape, under the headings:
Awards are made in two classes:
1. private; 2. commercial or local authority.
Schemes must have been completed in the preceding two years and be visible from the public highway, including footpaths, and the criteria for judging are:
The awards are in three categories:
At the Awards Evening photographs of all the nominations are shown and the work described before the awards are announced and the presentations made.
IPSWICH SOCIETY ANNUAL AWARDS
Nominations - Winners - Photographs