Public Buildings

Kent Construction Focus Group sponsor both awards for Public Buildings – Education and Community.

This covers both the new construction and refurbishment of buildings in the school, education and skills sector, health and social care, civic and community facilities, and seeks out projects that demonstrate fitness for purpose, design excellence and overall contribution to civic renewal.

Jo James of KCFG said: “Our role is to promote local people for local projects, and what better celebration of those skills and developments than this initiative? Kent Design & Development Awards highlight the myriad developers, architects, planners and more whose work combines to make our county a great place to live and work.”

Given the breadth of this category there are two separate awards, for education and for community.

2018 winners
Community: Avenue Tennis in Gillingham. Designed by OSG Architecture in Wye, with construction by Ramsgate’s WW Martin.

Education: Winner: Hundred of Hoo Primary School. Owned by The Williamson Trust in Rochester, the school was designed by Hazle McCormack Young LLP, with WW Martin the main contractor.
Highly commended: Ashford College was highly commended in the same category. Part of the Hadlow College Group, this project was built by BAM Nuttall of Harrietsham.