Abercrombie Awards 2017

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The time has come for the 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 were 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.

 Abercrombie Awards 2017 brochure [PDF, 51MB]

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 the Sherwell Centre. There are a small number of tickets for sale, email plymouthplan@plymouth.gov.uk for more information.

People of Plymouth Award

You can vote for your favourite building or space to win the People of Plymouth Award (sponsored by Architects Design Group), which can be chosen from any one of the buildings or projects that have made the shortlist below.

To put forward a suggestion complete our online survey – just  select your favourite - you have until the end of the day on 29 October 2017.

People of Plymouth Award vote

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.

Shortlisted buildings and projects

 

Sponsored by William Lean

The Nelson Project

24 affordable homes for ex-service personnel, with six homes for people with learning difficulties.

Asa House

A Chapter 1 development delivering 30 affordable homes out of an empty office building on the Barbican.

BBC Plymouth

The existing 1900s building needed modernising and its layout changed to accommodate 150 staff and several systems.

Waterloo Court - Developer has asked to be withdrawn.

 

Sponsored by Ashfords

Mount Wise Phase 2 Development

The former naval site has undergone a rebirth. Its final design combines housing and commercial uses integrating new buildings into an historic setting.

Plymouth City Market Refurbishment

A recent £3.5 million renovation has made this listed building fit for purpose. The project includes a concrete roof, solar panels, a new lift, improved ventilation and facilities for restaurants and businesses.

Four Greens Community Trust Hub

The trust has turned an empty care home in Whitleigh into a welcoming building for small businesses, support services and community groups.

Asa House

A Chapter 1 development delivering 30 affordable homes out of an empty office building on the Barbican.

Sponsored by Plymouth City Council

Quadrant Quay

The first phase of residential waterfront development at Millbay, providing a new link to West Hoe Road, waterfront garden rooms and using flood defences as informal seating, re-use of historic features, sun loungers and marine planting.

Urban Buzz

An array of flower-rich habitats throughout the city, brightening up unused spaces with the help of the community.

Plymouth Coach Station

A high-quality terminal style facility for scheduled coaches with an objective to increase footfall in the West End.

Derriford Park Community Orchard

A high quality orchard with local fruit varieties, that's involved local people in its design and creation.

Sponsored by Design Review Panel

Genesis building

Designed to provide employment opportunities for growing businesses and local start-ups in one of the city's most deprived areas. It has a 'living wall'.

1 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park

designed to create a flexible layout to meet the changing space requirements of growing businesses and encourage collaboration through shared break-out spaces.

Marine Station, Plymouth University

Replaces a former diving and marine centre with distinctive building of striking design to provide a unique, waterfront campus with laboratory, teaching and research spaces and boat and diving facilities.

STEM building, Plymouth City College

A regional centre of excellence for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) which provides 46,000 square feet of educational facilities.

Sponsored by Plymouth Housing Development Partnership

Riverview Extra Care Scheme

A high quality redevelopment that combines community facilities with 40 extra care homes for people who need some extra support to live independently.

The Stonehouse Arena

A great example of regeneration in the face of challenge, a development of 56 homes on a tricky brownfield site. They all meet Lifetime Homes Standard.

The Nelson project

24 affordable homes for ex-service personnel, with six homes for people with learning difficulties.

Quadrant Quay

The first phase of residential waterfront development at Millbay, providing a new link to West Hoe Road, waterfront garden rooms and using flood defences as informal seating, re-use of historic features, sun loungers and marine planting.

Sponsored by Drake Circus

Union Corner

Turning a derelict building into a community garden and a space for local people to use.

Stiltskin's Soapbox Children's Theatre

A unique children's theatre in an old World War II building within Devonport Park.

Kinterbury Creek

The community worked to replace a bridge across the creek that was damaged by fire. It's given local people access to a designated County Wildlife Site and be near the water.

Derriford Park Community Orchard

A high quality orchard with local fruit varieties, that's involved local people in its design and creation.

Sponsored by Millfields Trust

Derriford Park Community Orchard

A high quality orchard with local fruit varieties, that's involved local people in its design and creation.

Urban Buzz

An array of flower-rich habitats throughout the city, brightening up unused spaces with the help of the community.

Ernesettle Community Solar Farm

Turning a derelict brownfield site into a 4.1MW solar array farm.

Sponsored by Plymouth City Council

1 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park

Designed to create a flexible layout to meet the changing space requirements of growing businesses and encourage collaboration through shared break-out spaces.

Plymouth City Market refurbishment

A recent £3.5 million renovation has made this listed building fit for purpose. The project includes a concrete roof, solar panels, a new lift, improved ventilation and facilities for restaurants and businesses.

Genesis building

Designed to provide employment opportunities for growing businesses and local start-ups in one of the city's most deprived areas. It has a 'living wall'.

BBC Plymouth

The existing 1900s building needed modernising and its layout changed to accommodate 150 staff and several systems.



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]