Abercrombie Awards 2017
  • Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

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The Abercrombie Awards are a celebration of planning and design excellence within Plymouth and the effort that has gone into improving our city over recent years.

The awards categories aim to celebrate the design excellence that has gone on in our city in the recent past.

Award categories

  • Best conversion or conservation project
  • Best smaller development
  • Best public space
  • Best new housing project
  • Best community project
  • Best green project
  • Best new building
  • People of Plymouth award*
  • Judges' Special Award* - to recognise a Plymouth Planning project that has contributed most to the city since the awards began
  • Abercrombie Award* - overall best project

The first seven awards are for schemes completed after October 2014.

* The final three awards listed are not nominated by the public. The Abercrombie Award is picked from the schemes nominated through the rest of the categories, the Judges' Special Award is decided by the judges (this doesn't comply with the timescale of the other categories) and the People of Plymouth award is shortlisted by suggestions from the public.

Please note that attendance at this event is by invitation only.

Further information: Plymouth City Council website or email plymouthplan@plymouth.gov.uk for more information.

University winners at the 2014 Abercrombie Awards

Two iconic projects which have transformed the eastern edge of Plymouth University’s city centre campus have each won two accolades at the 2014 Abercrombie Awards. The House, the University’s new performing arts centre, won the Best New Building Category and the overall Abercrombie award for design excellence and innovation. Meanwhile, the restoration of the Drake’s Place Gardens and Reservoir won the Best Public Space Award and the People of Plymouth Award, decided in a public poll with almost 1,000 votes being cast.


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