Rachel Barrett, Regeneration Manager from the Churches Conservation Trust, and Tony Marsden, Vice-Chairman of The Ipswich Society were presented with the Highly Commended award in the Historic Buildings category of the Civic Voice Design Awards 2017 on Friday 14 July 2017.
The CCT and our Society were co-nominators of St Mary-At-The-Quay Church, Ipswich (‘Quay Place') at the ceremony which took place at the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners architectural practice on Floor 14 of the Leadenhall building (‘The Cheesegrater') in the City of London. Tracy Meller, an associate partner of the practice, was one of the judges and gave an enlightening and amusing speech. Another attendee was Laura Sandys, Vice-President of Civic Voice and daughter of Duncan Sandys, who pioneered the introduction of Conservation Areas into legislation in 1967.
Given the high standard of the short-listed projects in the Historic Buildings category, Ipswich did very well to secure the Highly Commended award and the Civic Voice plaque is now displayed at St Mary-At-The-Quay Church.