At their Annual General Meeting on May 10th Stourport Civic Society made their biennial Civic Awards. The Civic Award, sponsored by Thomas Vale Construction, was first introduced in 1995 and is offered to encourage and recognise projects which contribute to the quality of the environment of Stourport. Both private and public buildings are eligible as are landscaping projects.
This year two Awards were made. The Awards were presented by Bill Munn on behalf of Thomas Vale plc, who talked about Thomas Vale’s strong roots in the local community.
The first Award went to the new Stourport Primary School and Mrs Jacqui Elwis, head teacher, accepted the Award on behalf of Worcestershire County Council. Award certificates were given to the architects, Quattro, and the builder, Thomas Vale. Will Scott, representing the judging panel described the school as a “confident new building with effective use of natural light and adhering to high standards of “green” technology”. Mrs Elwis emphasised how the children themselves had been involved in planning the building.
The second Award was made to Anglo House, represented by owner Julian Tanser. Will Scott remarked on the landmark feature of this building standing at one of the “gateways” to the town. It had been restored to a very high standard and was performing a useful function in providing office space for a wide variety of small businesses. Award certificates were given to the architects, Godwin Austin-Johnson and the builder, Mike Crane.
A Commendation was awarded to Mark Tranter the owner of Severn House, New Street for what the judging panel described as “a labour of love” in restoring one of the older residential properties of Stourport to its original condition.
Every 2 years Stourport Civic Society gives an award to the building / project / restoration that has most enhanced the historical fabric of Stourport-on-Severn. The awards started in 1995, follow the links below to find out about the winners of this award.
1997 - No Winner – The award was not presented in 1997 as none of the entries were felt to have reached a suitable standard. A Commendation was presented to Nestle Ltd for the extension to the Vinegar works in Cheapside.