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Nominate buildings for the Leamington Society Awards

Leamington Justice Centre, an example of the Leamington's fine architecture.

Leamington Justice Centre, an example of the Leamington's fine architecture.

Those with an eye for architecture are being invited to nominate their favourite building projects in Leamington for a biennial awards scheme.

The Leamington Society has been has been helping to find and honour examples of good conservation and high-grade modern architecture, however small or large, for more than 35 years and the time has now come for nominations for the 2014 Leamington Society Awards.

Then awards set an example for good design.

For instance a well restored house could encourage others around to the do the same, improving the streets, keeping Leamington looking good - and making it look even better.

Good modern architecture is encouraged, particularly if the new harmonises with the old.

The Award certificates are often framed and hung with pride by the winners and thereby encourage others to follow their example.

Anyone can nominate his or her favourite new or improved construction from a wide range of possibilities - the 2012 winners included houses, shops, flats, the station, the law courts and a restaurant.

Gardens, garages, courtyards, sculpture and wild life reserves have also won in earlier years.

There is a special award, the Bill Gibbons Trophy, for the best house - restoration or new build - by an owner-occupier.

In 2010 this was awarded to a house in Kenilworth Road and in 2012 to a coach-house-conversion in Hyde Place.

Entry forms are available online or at the Visitors Information Centre in the Pump Rooms, the Town Hall Reception Area, the Council Offices Reception Area and South Lodge, Jephson Gardens.

The closing date is April 20.

www.LeamingtonSociety.org.uk

 

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