Residents are being asked to vote for their favourite building or landscape project in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Newcastle Civic Society and the Borough Council are launching the 2017 Civic Awards to showcase the area’s architectural excellence.
Any building work within the borough’s boundaries, completed between 1 January, 2015 and 31 December, 2016 and landscaping scheme completed between 1 January, 2012 and 31 December, 2016, can be nominated.
Previous winners include Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s Performing Arts Centre, Mellards Warehouse, in Newcastle town centre, the Orchard Housing Development, Chesterton, Stoke City Football Club’s training centre, Clayton Road and Blue Planet, Chatterley Valley.
By rewarding the best architectural projects in the area, the Civic Awards Scheme aims to create and encourage interest in the built environment and develop a deeper understanding of high-quality contemporary construction as well as innovative restoration.
A judging panel made up of Civic Society members, local architects, urban designers and council staff will decide the winners.
There are no restrictions on who can submit nominations – owners, occupiers, developers, architects, contractors, community groups and members of the public are all encouraged to take part.
The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2017. Nominations can be made online by following this link. Paper forms can be collected from the Guildhall or Civic Offices. Guidelines for nominations can be viewed here on the council website and at https://newcastleunderlymecivicsociety.org.uk/ .
An awards ceremony is to be organised in November.