THE winners of Salisbury Civic Society’s New Buildings Awards Scheme have been revealed.

Eight nominations were judged in October 2021 and the awards were presented at the society’s annual awards evening on April 7 of this year.

The judging panel was chaired by former Salisbury mayor John Walsh and also included Julie Mitchell, John Comparelli and Steve Sims.

After considerable discussion, and visits to all of the nominated sites, the judges decided that all deserved recognition, giving four awards, including the Lord Congleton Award for the most outstanding of them, and four commendations.

The Old Brewery, Salisbury received the Lord Congleton Award.

The judges report said it was “a great demonstration of how a complex site within the historic Chequers could be brought back to life with a mix of approaches, in the process revealing an aspect of the city which normally remains hidden”.

Awards were also given to Parsonage Farm House in Stratford sub Castle and Little Manor Care Centre in Salisbury, which is a Grade II listed Georgian house.

The judges report said “the new work upgrades the care home facilities and adds six new bedrooms, while treating the listed building with due respect” and the new L-shaped extension had been “carefully considered, adding its own character without challenging the Georgian building next to it”.

Also recognised with an award was The Memorial Pavilion at The Avenue Cemetery (pictured, top left) in Salisbury.

The judges said that “this is a building of the highest standard, both for its form and for its method of construction”.

Commendations were given to Field House in Stapleford (pictured, above left), Studio at Farthing Cottage in Stratford sub Castle and Appleby’s Bakery in Castle Street (pictured, below left), Salisbury and Plantation House and Kings Croft, West Winterslow.

The judges felt that the whole project at Studio at Farthing Cottage had been “designed and executed in an exemplary manner”.

Speaking of the former bakery, the judges said it was a “very good example of how odd corners of the historic city can be utilised to maximise housing provision, and create something of visual interest in the process”.

The judges said of Plantation House and Kings Croft that “high standards have been followed throughout, and the judges were particular struck by the quality of the interiors, into which a great deal of thought had clearly been put, with some nice details”.

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