Abercrombie Awards 2017

The time has come for the Abercrombie Awards 2017!

The awards are a celebration of planning and design excellence within Plymouth and all the effort that's gone into improving our city over recent years.

The last awards were held on 7 November 2014 where the top prize was taken home by Plymouth University's 'The House'.

This year the awards will be on Friday 3 November 2017 at Plymouth University. There are a small number of tickets for sale, email plymouthplan@plymouth.gov.uk for more information.

Award categories

The categories below aim to celebrate the design excellence that's gone on in our city in recent years.

  1. Best conversion or conservation project (Sponsored by Ashfords)
  2. Best smaller development (Sponsored by William Lean)
  3. Best public space
  4. Best new housing project (Sponsored by Plymouth Housing Development Partnership)
  5. Best community project (Sponsored by Drakes Circus)
  6. Best green project (Sponsored by Millfields Trust)
  7. Best new building (Sponsored by Design Review Panel)
  8. People of Plymouth award* (Sponsored by Architects Design Group)
  9. Judges' Special Award* – to recognise a Plymouth Planning project that has contributed most to the city since the awards began (Sponsored by Plymouth City Council)
  10. Abercrombie Award* – overall best

For the awards numbered 1 to 7, the scheme must have been completed after October 2014 to apply.

*These awards aren't nominated by the public. The Abercrombie Award is picked from the schemes nominated through the rest of the categories, the Judges' Special Award is decided by the judges (this doesn't comply with the timescale of the other categories) and the People of Plymouth is shortlisted by suggestions from the public.

Nominate your favourite development

To nominate a scheme complete our online form below by Sunday 24 September 2017.

Abercrombie Award nomination

To put a suggestion forward for the People of Plymouth Award complete our online form below – just tell us the name of the development, why you love it and your contact details.

People of Plymouth nomination

View the following documents for details of our past awards:

 Abercrombie Award shortlist 2014 [PDF, 412KB]

 Abercrombie Award winners 2010 to 2011 [PDF, 412KB]

 Abercrombie Award winners 2007 [PDF, 563KB]