Buckinghamshire Design Awards - People's Choice Award 2020

Closed 12 Feb 2021

Opened 6 Jan 2021

Results updated 9 Mar 2021

Following a public vote, Great Kimble Church of England School and Pheasants in Hambleden have been announced as the winners of the Buckinghamshire Design Awards 2020 People’s Choice Award, organised by Buckinghamshire Council

Great Kimble Church of England School was designed by Contour Architecture, and Director of the firm Phil Bailey had this to say about their win:

“The local community are always at the very heart of designing an educational building, from the initial public consultations through to delivering a highly functional new school building. Sitting in green belt and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meant it was even more important for our building to be sympathetic to the local environment."

Great Kimble Church of England School Head Teacher Mala Cozadinos added:

“We are enormously grateful to Buckinghamshire Council and Contour Architecture for all their hard work and support in enhancing our wonderful school. This beautiful new building and facilities provide an outstanding start to school life for our Reception and KS1 children, and our whole school has befitted from the spacious new hall. Thank you to everyone involved!”


Pheasants in Hambleden was designed by architects Sarah Griffiths, Williams Griffiths Architects, and Amin Taha, Amin Taha Architects who said:

“It’s very gratifying for our design to be chosen as one of the winning schemes, and we would like to thank and pay tribute to David Gibbon and his team in the council’s Planning Department. We greatly valued his patient advice, professionalism and vision.”


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The People’s Choice Award: Celebrating outstanding design in Buckinghamshire 

The Buckinghamshire Design Awards aims to showcase good quality design across the county and set expectations for the council’s Planning & Environment Service. 

This year, Buckinghamshire Council officers nominated 30 recently completed development projects which they felt demonstrated significant contribution to the local environment. Schemes could be individual buildings through to larger developments and new streets, or public or communal open spaces such as parks, recreational spaces and wildlife habitats.   

10 schemes were shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award and now it’s over to you. Please cast your vote for your favourite scheme in each category – Private/Residential Scheme and Public/Landscape Scheme 

Voting remains open until 12 February 2021. 



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