CIVIC TRUST AWARD WINNERS 2015 - AABC Conservation Award

Monday, 9th March 2015

benjamin+beauchamp architects are delighted to announce that The Walronds, Cullompton was an Award winner at the Civic Trust Awards at the Globe Theatre in London on Friday 6 March 2015.  Having been shortlisted regionally it was a wonderful achievement to receive this National Award.  ‘The awards are given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.  Award level schemes must demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, sustainability, universal design and make a positive social, environmental or economic benefit to the local community’.

The judges commented: ‘This project demonstrates excellent use of research, analysis of materials, commissioning of specialist reports and opening-up works to aid specification and enable a thorough understanding of the building and its elements.  There is an excellent repair strategy and its practical application with sensitive up-grading for future use’.

The Walronds is an early seventeenth century Grade I listed house and has been restored for the Cullompton Walronds Preservation Trust. It now houses community facilities on the ground floor and a holiday let that sleeps nine on the upper floors.