Thursday, 12 June 2014

Last days to enter the Kent Design & Development Awards

There are just three working days left to put forward projects to be recognised for their design and construction excellence – and the organisers are expecting the last minute flurry of entries as the deadline looms.

Anyone is eligible to make a nomination for the Kent Design & Development Awards 2014, with the deadline for entries Monday, 16th June.

Taking place every two years, the 2014 winners will be following the success of some truly impressive winners, with developments including Rocksalt in Folkestone, The Goods Shed in Canterbury, a school and a number or private residences having previously been named Project of the Year.

Jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council, and PR and marketing agency Maxim, the awards are an opportunity to showcase the many excellent construction projects taking place around the county.

Mark Dance, Cabinet Member for Economic Development of Kent County Council: “These awards are an excellent example of partnership between ourselves and the property industry to help showcase Kent’s built environment.

“Economic improvements, combined with a positive outlook for the county’s property industry, mean there is a lot to celebrate in Kent and we are delighted to be a part of that.”

There are five categories to enter, each giving the opportunity to demonstrate how professionals in the built environment are using their skills to develop and regenerate the county. 

The categories include: Civils and Infrastructure; Commercial, Industrial and Retail; Environmental Performance; Public Buildings - Education & Community; and Residential - Minor and Major.

The winners of the five categories will go forward to compete for the Project of the Year trophy, sponsored by DHA Planning, which will be awarded to the building or scheme with the greatest level of design quality in Kent.

Alex Hicken, Director at DHA Planning, based in Maidstone, said: “Last year we had 94 entries and while we’ve already seen some excellent nominations we’d really like to break the 100 mark for the 2014 awards.”

DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim are joined in delivering the awards by CTP Consulting Engineers; Kent Construction Focus Group; Liberty Property Trust UK, developers of Kings Hill; and construction and cost management consultants The Woodley Coles LLP.

See www.kentdesigndevelopmentawards.co.uk for further information or to submit an entry.

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