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Celebrating heritage, craftsmanship and architecture in the South Downs National Park

Celebrating heritage, craftsmanship and architecture in the South Downs National Park

February 12, 2024

The very best buildings showcasing architecture, high-quality craftsmanship and conservation techniques will be celebrated once again this year in the Sussex Heritage Trust awards.

The charity, which was created in 1977 to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex, is calling for nominations for the prestigious awards.

There are 11 categories to enter from small scale residential, public and community, to building crafts.

The awards have special categories with The Eco Award and The South Downs Award, which is sponsored by the South Downs National Park Authority

Last year’s South Downs winner was The Woodcarvers Studio, at Nyewood, which is a sustainable studio space for professional artist and wood sculptor, Alison Crowther.

Highly-commended in the category was Littlewood Lookout, a woodland regeneration project in the centre of the National Trust’s Slindon Estate (pictured above).

David Cowan, Chairman of the Sussex Heritage Trust said: “The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards continue to standout as the most important architectural and landscape Awards in Sussex.  None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors.”

The Awards ceremony will take place at Lancing College Chapel on 10 July.  Winners will receive a hand-crafted slate plaque presented by the President of the Sussex Heritage Trust, The Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL.

Do you have an architectural or landscape project in Sussex that could win a 2024 Sussex Heritage Trust Award?  Could you nominate an individual who deserves praise and recognition for their work?  Does your project inspire excellence in sustainability and biodiversity?

The Sussex Heritage Trust will be taking entries until 22 March, please visit www.sussexheritagetrust.org.uk for a copy of the entry pack and application form.