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Abercrombie Awards 2017

Every three years Plymouth City Council hosts the awards to celebrate the role of architects, designers and building companies in shaping the city.

The awards, which are named after the architect responsible for the plan to rebuild Plymouth after the Blitz, takes a look at a huge range of work from small conversions and projects to transform open spaces to multi-million pound housing or business projects.

Award categories

The following three awards are in addition to the categories above but aren't nominated by the public:

  • People of Plymouth award - shortlisted by suggestions from the public, make your suggestion above (sponsored by Architects Design Group)
  • Judges Special award – recognises a Plymouth Planning project that has contributed most to the city since the awards began, this award is decided by the judges (sponsored by Plymouth City Council)
  • Abercrombie Award – recognises the best overall Plymouth planning project, this award isn't nominated by the public, it's picked from the schemes nominated through the rest of the categories.

Award winners

People of Plymouth Award

  • Winner: Stiltskin's Soapbox Children's Theatre

Judges Special Award

  • Winner: The regeneration of North Prospect

Abercrombie Award

  • Winner: The Nelson Project

Best Smaller Development

  • Winner: The Nelson Project
  • Highly commended: Asa House

Best Conversion or Conservation Project

  • Winner: Mount Wise Phase 2 Development
  • Highly commended: Plymouth City Market Refurbishment

Best Public Space

  • Winner: Quadrant Quay
  • Highly commended: Urban Buzz

Best New Building

  • Winner: Genesis Building
  • Highly commended: 1 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park

Best New Housing Project

  • Winner: Riverview Extra Care Scheme
  • Highly commended: The Stonehouse Arena

Best Community Project

  • Winner: Union Corner
  • Highly commended: Stiltskin's Soapbox Children's Theatre

Best Green Project

  • Winner: Derriford Park Community Orchard
  • Highly commended: Urban Buzz

Best Commercial Project

  • Winner: 1 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park
  • Highly commended: Plymouth City Market Refurbishment

 Past awards