The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2007

The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2007

New Classical villa in Cheltenham wins award in New Building in a Georgian Context category

The Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context has been awarded to a new Classical villa in Cheltenham designed by Hugh Petter, at the Georgian Group Architecture Awards this year.

The judges said, "The architect has taken the more difficult path of assimilating the essentials of Regency Cheltenham and manipulating them to produce a building that harmoniously marries tradition and innovation."

Hugh Petter commented, "It is a great honour to receive this award. The commission provided an opportunity to replace a modern, undistinguished building within a Conservation Area, with one that endeavours to fuse more sympathetically with the surrounding Regency urban character whilst, at the same time, retaining our unmistakably modern and contemporary feel."

The 2007 Georgian Group Architectural Awards recognise excellence in the restoration of Georgian buildings, and awards are also given to the best new classical building and the best new building in a Georgian context. These premier conservation awards are sponsored by Savills and were presented by The Rt. Hon. Lord Heseltine C.H. at Christie's, London on 1 November 2007.

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