St Albans Museum + Gallery nominated for two awards

St Albans Museum + Gallery is on the Project of the Year and Retrofit for the Future shortlists. Pic

St Albans Museum + Gallery is on the Project of the Year and Retrofit for the Future shortlists. Picture supplied by St Albans Museum + Gallery - Credit: St Albans Museum + Gallery

St Albans Museum + Gallery has been shortlisted for two Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards.

St Albans Museum + Gallery reopened to the public in June

St Albans Museum + Gallery reopened to the public in June - Credit: Archant

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, Harpenden, has been nominated for two Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards. Picture:

The Deerings, Harpenden, has been nominated for two Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards. Picture: Gresford Architects - Credit: Archant

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.

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