Adur District Councils held their first Distinction in Buildings Awards in December 2016. The award scheme has been introduced with the aim of encouraging high standards of design and workmanship in developments in Adur, and giving public recognition to excellence in building.

This year the Awards Panel is made up of representatives from the Shoreham Society, Adur District Conservation Advisory Group as well as Members and Officers of the Council.

Councillor Brian Boggis, Executive Member for Regeneration at Adur District Council, said:

“These awards have been a great opportunity to commend some of the innovative new developments, that are helping to make Adur a popular place to live, work and visit.”

Read about all the winning developments below, and see a gallery of the awards ceremony which took place at The Shoreham Centre.

16-22 Ship Street, Shoreham-By-Sea

This award has been given for the creation of 4 new, staggered, town houses which occupy an old car park site. Situated within the Shoreham Conservation Area, these properties are not only fitted out to a high standard, but the considered use of local brick and flintwork has ensured they are a welcomed addition to the streetscene.

3-7 Shopsdam Road, Lancing

This beach approach road has been regenerated by the construction of 3 new, detached marine residences with lower ground level parking. The open plan nature of these houses has been complimented by large expanses of glazing and generous external balconies raising the bar for future designs.

Refurbished Reception Area, Lancing College

This award has been given for the innovative re-use of an under-utilised circulation area of the college to create an appropriate new reception and multi-purpose space. The use of fully glazed doors, the high quality of the new fittings and the close attention to the details were particularly impressive.

Adur Ferry Foot Bridge, Shoreham-By-Sea

This award has been given for the reinvigoration of this important link between Shoreham town and Shoreham beach, using an elegant, structural bridge. The panel were particularly impressed with the widened thoroughfare, and the opening up of new views over the River Adur.

American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing

This state of the art training complex, considered one of the best in the UK, has been designed to inspire and provide for attainable progression. The panel admired the training facilities available, and applauded the community access offered which included coaching sessions and workshops on game analysis, diet/nutrition and sport psychology.

The Perch, 28 Brighton Road, Lancing

This award goes to the establishment of a very popular, top quality, eating establishment which exploits the buildings unique position right on the edge of the foreshore. The panel were particularly impressed by the zero carbon emissions achieved by the building’s sustainable design.

Shoreham Academy, Kingston Lane, Shoreham-By –Sea

This award was primarily given for the important interior spaces, especially the central atrium, which was amazingly light and airy. The panel appreciated the designer’s response to the creation of a stimulating environment giving pupils the opportunity to learn and progress.