12:00 AM 8th July 2024

2024 York Design Award Winners Announced

Photos: Duncan Lomaz Productions
Winners Photos: Duncan Lomaz Productions
Residential developments, churches and neurological centres, were amongst the winners of the 2024 York Design Awards, which recognises the city’s best architecture.

The awards were announced at the York St John Creative Centre during the annual presentation evening attended by 100 Guests.

24 Hob Moor Terrace stood out this year winning the Lord Mayor’s Award, the sustainability award and the residential award. The project took on the transformation of a neglected Victorian terraced house turning it into a sustainable family home and workspace. It combines the structural aspects of the previous Victorian dwelling with sustainable elements such as a wildflower meadow and PV array.

The Church of All Saints received the John Shannon Conservation Award and the Press Peoples Choice Award. Renowned for its ‘Pricke of the Conscience’ window that has now been preserved using an environmental protective glaze to avoid the need for future re-leading, this church was part of the push for York to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Wonderlab and Brainkind Neurological Centre were both awarded non-residential awards this year. Brainkind Neurological Centre, a £23.8million project, focuses on function and well-being for those being supported, their family and friends, visitors and staff. Wonderlab, an integral part of the National Railway Museum transformation, is a gallery that embodies the vision to inspire futures. Offering an inter-generational appeal with a specific focus on 7-14-year-olds in the interactive ‘engineering playground’.

The Derwent P Block student accommodation refurbishment was another winner of the John Shannon Conservation Award with the original building being one of the first of its kind in the 1960s and its refurbishment of the now, student halls, being meticulously planned. The renovation created a relaxed, homely environment for the students to live in.

81, Burton Stone Lane won the small project award for the renovation and creation of a more spacious layout downstairs with new distinct spaces. These were achieved through the three stepping protruding forms connected to the original house.

Heworth House was awarded the young people’s award for its recent evolution of six luxury apartments. The refurbishments honour the legacy of Heworth House which dates to 1865, originally as a church. The transformation not only stands as a testament to Victorian craftsmanship but also conservation and renovation.

Another residential candidate was Oak Farm, Dunnington, who also won a residential award for the development of an agricultural building into a family home. The redevelopment incorporated the old barn structure into the new design to create the family’s new home.

The York Design Awards launch every February with entries submitted to be judged in May. The awards are organised by a group of volunteers with funding provided through sponsorship and support from local organisations.