St Albans Museum + Gallery nominated for two awards
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St Albans Museum + Gallery has been shortlisted for two Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards.
The newly-revamped building, which opened in June after a massive £7.75 million restoration project, is listed alongside St Albans Cathedral in the Project of the Year category, as well as featuring on the Retrofit for the Future shortlist.
A total of 12 developments across Hertfordshire have been shortlisted for the awards, which recognise and celebrate exceptional buildings and sustainable developments within the county.
The Deerings, an ultra-low-energy home in Harpenden, also scored two nominations, appearing in the Design Excellence and Most Sustainable Construction categories.
Jon Rowland, from the judging panel, said: ”Hertfordshire is one of the few counties to reward good design and is therefore to be congratulated.
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“This year we, the judges, were struck by the high quality of submissions. They are all different in character and scale; but they show that with good design teams a better quality of development can be achieved that is robust, functional and beautiful. Something we should all aim for.”
The awards ceremony will take place on October 4.
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This is the full list of nominees:
Project of the Year – St Albans Museum + Gallery, St Albans Cathedral and Cassiobury Hub in Watford
Design Excellence – Cassiobury Hub in Watford, The Deerings in Harpenden, 29 Firs Walk in Tewin, Artworks in Hitchin, Garden Avenue/Furzen Crescent in Hatfield, Tudor Way in Hertford, The Reserve in Waltham Cross and Science Building at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield
Retrofit for the Future – AppleTree Farmhouse in Chorleywood and St Albans Museum + Gallery
Most Sustainable Construction – Johnson Court in West Dene, Cassiobury Hub in Watford, Science Building at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield and The Deerings in Harpenden.