Kent Invicta Chamber Patrons, Lee Evans Partnership, a Canterbury based architectural practice, has announced that three of its recent projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RICS Awards.
The scheme at Dalby Square, Margate, has been shortlisted in the Building Conservation category. This multi-generational, climate change adapted home has been hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by the Academy of Urbanism.
The overall aim of the scheme was to develop a ‘sustainable heritage toolkit’ for use in other British historic coastal towns. Shortlisted in the Commercial category, Woody’s Bar and Student Union at the University of Kent in Canterbury provides a vital social hub for those studying and living on campus, with a new bar, restaurant and café, student shop, study hub and dance studios offering students a building to learn, study and socialise close to their digs.
The newest first school to open at Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has been well received within the emerging community. The site is co-occupied by Castle Hill Community Centre. Intrinsically linked, but with very much separate facilities, the school and community centre create a civic anchor at the heart of the new village.
This scheme has been shortlisted in the Community Benefit category. Award winners will be announced in May at a ceremony in Southampton.