The winners of the prestigious Medway Design and Regeneration Awards have been revealed.
More than 35 entries were submitted for this year’s awards and an independent panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting the winners from the shortlisted entries.
The awards celebrate Medway’s most innovative and exciting building projects which have played an important part in the area’s regeneration in the last five years.
Will Hurst speaking at the Medway Design and Regeneration Awards 2022.
The finalists were invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony at The Rochester Corn Exchange on Thursday, 22 September.
The ceremony was compered by the Managing Editor of Architects' Journal Will Hurst. Will is an award-winning journalist who has written about architecture throughout his career and has written for national publications including the Guardian, Times, Telegraph and Financial Times. He is currently leading the Architects’ Journal’s anti-demolition campaign RetroFirst which was shortlisted for Campaign of the Year at the 2021 British Journalism Awards.
The Black House won two awards at the Medway Design and Regeneration Awards
Sadie Morgan OBE, co-founding director at award winning architecture practice dRMM, was the guest speaker. Sadie is a design champion and has a number of advisory roles including chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two and is one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).
The winners of the 2022 Medway Design and Regeneration Awards are:
- Residential Minor – The Black House in Rainham
- Martin Mckay Highly Commended – Theatre Royal in Chatham
- Residential Major – Robin Place, White Road, Chatham
- Residential Super Major - Beaulieu Park (Bakersfield) in Rainham
- Martin Mckay Highly Commended – Woodlands in Cliffe Woods
- Public Buildings, including Education – Abbey Court School in Strood
- Civils, infrastructure and Public Realm – St Nicholas Church in Stood – architectural lighting
- Commercial/Retail or industrial – Ordnance Yard, Lower Upnor
- Martin Mckay Highly Commended – The Vines Hotel in Rochester
- Conservation and Heritage – The Black House in Rainham
- Martin Mckay Highly Commended The Vines Hotel in Rochester and Unit 1 Magazine B The Torpedo Store
Congratulations to all the winners
Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the winners of Medway’s Design and Regeneration Awards. The awards were a great success and shone a spotlight on the highly impressive catalogue of innovative building projects across Medway. It also highlighted some of the fantastic developments which have provided modern housing, as well as job opportunities for residents.”
The Medway Design and Regeneration Awards are sponsored by Bailey Partnership Architects, Bellway Homes Ltd, DHA Planning, Esquire Developments, Redrow Homes, Rochester Riverside, Barton Willmore – Now Stantec and the Copper Rivet Distillery.
Find out more about the Design and Regeneration Awards, and the winners