Shortlist for Bucks design awards announced

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Projects from North Bucks have dominated the final shortlist of seven for this year’s Aylesbury Vale District Council design awards.

The awards are given to buildings with a nice design which make a contribution to the surrounding area.

The seven shortlisted schemes are:

Hastoe Housing Association schemes in Mursley, Marsh Gibbon and Tingewick – community projects on rural sites designed to reflect the area’s locality.

Sunny Hill Farmhouse, Padbury – a 16th/17th century house that uses period materials combined with a modern rear extension to provide a village home.

Stowe Music School – the new building has a tripartite form to reflect its historic setting and relationship with surrounding landscaped park.

The Pointer, Brill – Renovation and improvement of an old pub together with provision of a butcher’s shop in a rebuilt outbuilding.

Chandos Yard, Long Crendon – An unoccupied listed pub and outbuildings on a derelict site have been redeveloped to provide offices and a new family home.

Cherry Tree Barn at Bragenham Lane, near Great Brickhill – A new rural family home, based around an existing cow shed, using reused materials to provide an environmentally efficient home.

The Grove, Stockgrove Park, near Great Brickhill – one of a pair of new spacious contemporary and sustainable luxury homes in an historic setting.

Councillor Sue Polhill, cabinet member for planned development, design and conservation said: “The design awards are a celebration of the great design and architecture in Aylesbury Vale.

“We know how important high quality, well-designed buildings are to the lives of residents and the wider community as the district continues to grow and change. “It’s wonderful to see so many schemes that make a positive and inspirational addition to the built environment.”

The winning scheme will be announced at a ceremony on November 26.

To find out more about the awards visit