Danesgate House named top building design in Lincoln

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A new Lincoln awards ceremony last night named the best building designs in the city.

The Lincoln Good Design Awards were held at the Guildhall and saw winners named in a number of different categories, as well as the overall winner – the newly refurbished Danesgate House student accommodation block on Clasketgate.

The long-list for the awards was drawn up by the City of Lincoln Council from schemes approved by the planning committee and council offices.

They were warded for their positive contributions to the city.

The winners were:

Overall winner

OMI Architects and NHBS Services – Danesgate House

Danesgate House looks very different after it was revamped in 2014

Major Residential Development Award

Oasis Urban Design, Metheringham Construction and JA Andrew – Cuthbert’s Yard

Cuthbert’s Yard

Commercial Project Award

OMI Architects and NHBS Services – Danesgate House

Danesgate House in Lincoln was named as the overall winner and winner of the Commercial Project category.

Conservation Award

Steve Dunn Architects and Canon Properties – The Cardinal’s Hat

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Minor Residential Development Award

Heronswood Designs and Grange Developments – 75-79a Burton Road

75-79a Burton Road

Small Scale Development Award

CÔte and Cantor – CÔte Restaurant, High Street, Lincoln

The new Lincoln Côte Brasserie. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Councillor Jim Hanrahan, Design Advocate for the awards said: “Well done to everyone who was shortlisted, and in particular, this year’s winners.

“The awards are a way of saying thank you to everybody involved for making your designs interesting whilst remembering Lincoln’s rich heritage, and staying creative and innovative wherever possible.

“All of these designs have made a positive contribution to the city, none more so than our overall winner – Danesgate House.”