On Wednesday 18 November 2015 at St Peter's by the Waterfront, a record audience was entertained by an illustrated review of two years-worth of nominations for the Ipswich Society Awards with a thoughtful and lively commentary by Bob Allen. It was evident that there has been some movement in the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure in Ipswich since 2013. Conservation consultant, formerly with the Ipswich Borough Council, Bob Kindred gave a short overview of the current state of things and presented the awards to invited guests.
We will include a full review of the winners in our April 2016 issue.
Commendation. The Avenue Theatre, Gippeswyk Avenue - new theatre
Red Rose Chain (David Newborn)
Design: Nicholas Jacob Architects; Charles Curry-Hyde
Contractor: Ellison Steady & Hawes (ES&H).
Commendation. Civic Drive/Princes Street Junction. Removal of roundabout
Suffolk County Council
Design: AECOM Ltd; The Landscape Partnership
Contractor: Skanska UK plc.
High Commendation. Isaac's Upper and Lower Deck Extension
Mr Aidan T. Coughlan, Nathaniel Coughlan
Design: Nicholas Jacob Architects
Contractor: Isaac Lord.
High Commendation. Park Gate Housing development, Park Road
Design: Wincer Kievenaar
Contractor: Landex Ltd.
Distinction. Holywells Park Renovation - orangery; visitors' centre.
Ipswich Borough Council
Design: LDA (Landscape Design Associates) Peterborough
Dorothea Restorations (Bristol) on the Orangery
Contractor: R G Carter.