Adur and Worthing's Distinction in Building Awards 2016

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About the awards

Following the success of the Distinction in Building Awards in Worthing, we are, for the first time, seeking your nominations for the best new buildings in Adur. Whether it is a new development or breathing new life into an old building, we want to hear from you.

In both Adur and Worthing the awards will commend local building designs and restorations since 2014. Entries are now open for the following categories:

A. Commercial and other uses: to include new buildings, extensions and alterations or conversions. 'Other uses' includes public or voluntary sector developments which are not strictly commercial in nature;

B. New residential development: this may be one house, a new estate or a conversion of a building to residential use;

C. Residential extensions: for an extension that is sympathetic to the existing dwelling and surrounding street scene;

D. Shopfronts: to be awarded to a high quality shopfront that is in keeping with the host building and surrounding area;

E. Building restoration: to be awarded to a sympathetic and high quality restoration/refurbishment scheme for any listed building or a local interest building;

F. Access for disabled people: for schemes where the design greatly assists access for disabled people, either as a new building or conversion project.

* buildings can be nominated in more than one category

If you've seen a building pop up in the last two years, and think it's worthy of recognition - let us know! Or if you've been part of a development project that's had a brilliant outcome, please submit an entry.

Cllr Neil Parkin, Leader of Adur District Council, commented:

“These awards are a great chance to celebrate the development that continues to improve our district. Our location between the South Downs and the coast makes Adur a beautiful place to live, and the buildings, both historic and modern, add to its charm. The Councils are looking forward to reflecting on these great designs and giving credit where it is greatly due.”

Cllr Kevin Jenkins, Chair of Worthing Borough Council's Planning Committee, said:

“Our borough is full of superb architecture that is enhancing our coastal character and identity. This is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the recent designs that have contributed to Worthing's appeal for residents and visitors. If you have noticed a recent design, or simply passed by somewhere and thought 'that building looks great', this is the chance to get involved and celebrate our borough.”

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How to submit a nomination

Entry forms can be found below:

Once completed it can be emailed (or sent by post) with any supporting attachments or documents to the address shown on the last page of the entry form.

If you email your entry in the maximum combined size of entry form and supporting documents is 25mb.

Closing date

Sorry, the nomination period has now closed. Completed entry forms and any supporting information had to be submitted by Friday 30th September 2016.

Winning designs

The winning designs will be announced in December 2016 and the winners will be invited to receive their awards when the Full Councils meet in Adur and Worthing respectively that month.

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Award winners in 2016 - Adur

  • 16-22 Ship Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • 3-7 Shopsdam Road, Lancing
  • Refurbished Reception Area, Lancing College
  • Adur Ferry Foot Bridge, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing
  • The Perch, 28 Brighton Road, Lancing
  • Shoreham Academy, Kingston Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea

For full details and descriptions of the winners in 2016, and to read about all the winning developments and see a gallery of the awards ceremonies, please email:

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Award winners in 2016 - Worthing

  • Bohunt Academy, Broadwater Road, Worthing
  • Learning Resource Centre, Northbrook College, Littlehampton Road, Worthing
  • 99-101 Brighton Road, Worthing
  • 1-9 Hammond Close, Durrington Hill, Worthing
  • Hurst Grange and 11-14 Parkfield Road, Worthing
  • 7-9 Pond Lane, Worthing
  • 1-10 Spells Yard, Grafton Place, Worthing
  • 1-5 Schools Yard and 93 Portland Road, Worthing
  • 1-7 Seagrass Close and 84-92 Meadow Road, Worthing
  • The Fairways, Hill Barn Lane, Worthing
  • The Waterfront, Eirene Road, Worthing
  • Vista Mare, West Parade, Worthing
  • Mayfair House, 11-12 Heene Terrace, Worthing
  • Southern Pavilion, Worthing Pier, Worthing
  • Pressleys, 47 Montague Street, Worthing

For full details and descriptions of the winners in 2016, and to read about all the winning developments and see a gallery of the awards ceremonies, please email:

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Award winners in previous years

Note: Up to 2012 the awards were run in Worthing only, they have not been run/awarded every year


  • Northbrook College, Broadwater Road (commercial)
  • Lemo UK, North Street (commercial)
  • St Matthews Church Hall, Tarring Road (commercial)
  • St Barnabas House, Titnore Lane (commercial)
  • Aurora, 1-5 Eirene Road (residential)
  • Hollybank, Links Road (residential)
  • The Eardley, Marine Parade (residential)
  • 97-103A Salvington Road (residential)
  • Mulberry House, Sea Lane (residential)
  • 43 Wordsworth Road (residential extension)
  • Elm Lawn House, Union Place (restoration/refurbishment)
  • Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Manor Rd (disabled access)


  • Walnut Court & Cypress Place, Offington Lane (residential)
  • Park Lodge, Park Road (residential)
  • St. Lawrence Mews, St Lawrence Avenue (residential)
  • The Old Dairy, Warwick Road (residential)
  • Charter Court, Wigmore Road (residential)
  • 19a Selden Road (residential)
  • Ebenezer Chapel, 110 Portland Road (conversion/extension)
  • The Dome Cinema, 22 Marine Parade (restoration)


  • The Beeches, 45 Wordsworth Road (commercial)
  • Christchurch Hall Cottages, Portland Road (residential)
  • 46 Crescent Road (residential)
  • 49 Hillside Avenue (residential)
  • Phoenix House & Lennox Mews, Chapel Road (residential)
  • Warnes, Marine Parade (residential)
  • 10 Montague Place (refurbishment)


  • Barnard Mews, 137 Broadwater Street East (residential)
  • Carmel House, 28 Oxford Road (residential)
  • Whitehouse Place, Durrington Hill (residential)
  • Former Gospel Hall, High Street, Tarring (refurbishment)
  • Manor House, Durrington Hill (restoration)


  • Nautilus, Marine Parade (residential)
  • St Paul's Centre, Richmond Road (residential)
  • The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade (refurbishment)
  • Ask Restaurant, 30-32 Warwick Street (refurbishment)
  • 11 Western Row (refurbishment)


  • Meadowfield Hospital, Arundel Road (commercial)
  • Imperial China Restaurant, Wordsworth Road (commercial)
  • Blenheim Court, Cote Street (residential)
  • The Swallows Return PH, Littlehampton Road (refurbishment)
  • The Farmhouse PH, Fulbeck Avenue (refurbishment)


  • Blacksmiths Court, Montague Street (residential)
  • Grasmere Court, Wordsworth Road (residential)
  • 2 Forest Road (residential extension)
  • 5 High Street, Tarring (building restoration)
  • 7/7A Brunswick Cottages, Brunswick Road (building restoration)
  • Imperial China Restaurant, Wordsworth Road (building restoration)
  • Lloyds TSB, South Street (disabled access)
  • Stagecoach Site, Marine Parade (disabled access & restoration)


  • Broadwater Mews, Broadwater Street East (residential)
  • Julian Graves, 56-58 South Street (shopfront)
  • Toad at the Press House, 56 Chapel Road (shopfront)


  • Victoria Cottages, York Road (residential)
  • Pegasus Court, Shelley Road (residential)
  • Casino Adult Gaming Centre, Guildbourne Centre (shopfront)


  • Courtlands, Parklands Avenue
  • The Ashdown Centre, Ashdown Road


  • Nestledown Day Nursery, 12 West Avenue
  • Ramsey Hall, Byron Road
  • High Salvington Mill Visitor Facilities
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill, 50-52 South Street (shopfront)


  • Worthing Hospital, East Wing, Lyndhurst Road
  • Mahaan Restaurant, Rowlands Road


  • Griffin Factors Ltd, 14-16 Farncombe Road
  • Former Convent, Sion School
  • Rivoli Court, Chapel Road
  • Durrington High School
  • Salvington Lodge


  • Etam & Birthdays, 34-38 Montague Street (shopfront)
  • Kitchen & Bathroom World, 23-27 Brighton Road (shopfront)


  • Barn Conversion & associated housing, Selden Lane
  • Nurses accommodation, Farncombe Road
  • Castle Goring Mews, Castle Goring


  • Mill House Gardens, 21-23 Mill Road
  • Wicker House, High Street

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