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There is still time to nominate your favourite new building 2019 design awards

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Do you have a favourite building or development you feel is a real asset to where you live or work? Then you can put it forward for West Lancashire Borough Council’s design awards.

Nominations are still open for the 2019 West Lancashire Design Awards, which aim to acknowledge and promote the importance of good quality development and building design.

The award scheme shows the Council’s commitment in showcasing good design and in particular showing how well-designed buildings and places can greatly improve our local environment and contribute to a sense of place. Judging in the awards will be in five categories:

  • Residential developments creating more than one new property
  • New single dwellings and extensions to existing property
  • The conversion and re-use of existing buildings
  • Commercial developments
  • Landscaping proposals.

Buildings and sites must have been completed after June 2017 to be eligible for entry. Awards will be given for designs which contribute to the overall quality of the borough and will focus on community, economic and environmental regeneration and the use of sustainable building techniques.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm has been extended to Friday 31 May 2019. You can nominate online or download the forms by visiting www.westlancs.gov.uk/design.

Alternatively the nomination forms are available from the Customer Service Points in Derby Street, Ormskirk, and The Concourse, Skelmersdale, or by emailing Ian Bond, Heritage and Environment Manager, at ian.bond@westlancs.gov.uk or calling 01695 585167.

John Harrison, Director of Development and Regeneration, said: “It is important to recognise and reward well designed new developments. I encourage people to nominate the buildings and schemes they feel enhance the area they live in.

The Council is committed to encouraging good design throughout the borough and the awards are a great way to celebrate distinctive, high-quality development here in West Lancashire. The award scheme highlights the Council’s wish to work in partnership with architects, developers, owners and other agencies involved in planning to improve our built environment and the quality of life for all the residents of West Lancashire.”

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