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Design Awards

Design Awards

Design Awards recognise and promote high standards of design and raise awareness of the positive contribution that good design can make to the quality of our local environments.

In 2019 the South Downs National Park Authority launched their first Design Awards to promote outstanding and innovative design in the National Park. The Awards celebrated projects that have made a standout contribution to the landscape, heritage, built environment and our local communities.

The South Downs Design Awards will return in 2024, with details to be announced closer to the time.

We are also proud to sponsor the ‘South Downs Design Award’ at the Sussex Heritage Trust (SHT) Awards.

The SHT Awards are designed to recognise and reward the highest quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects while encouraging the use of traditional skills and crafts.



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