The Conservation category, sponsored by The Rochester Bridge Trust, seeks to reward building projects across all sectors that have applied an innovative and sensitive approach to refurbishment, conservation, and repair and/or reuse of once redundant, threatened or underused historic homes, buildings, bridges or structures such as piers and jetties. Our definition of historic is structures that are at least 75 years old.

Sue Threader of the Rochester Bridge Trust said: “The Trust is responsible for the listed Old Bridge and Bridge Chamber and Chapel at Rochester as well as a number of historic buildings across an extensive property portfolio. We also have a long history of making grants for the preservation of features of historic importance in heritage structures and buildings across the county.

“Conservation and excellence in design are therefore an important part of our work and we are pleased to sponsor this award and encourage more people to conserve the many historic structures found across Kent.”

2018 winner
One Warwick Park in Tunbridge Wells. The hotel is owned by Markerstudy Ltd and is by Hazle McCormack Young LLP.