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Picture shows the Marks and Spencer store at Wolstanton retail park

Vote for Best Building and Landscape Projects

Residents are being asked to nominate their favourite building project or landscape scheme in Newcastle-under-Lyme for an award.

The Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Civic Society are launching the 2019 Civic Awards to celebrate the major roles that good building design and land development play in enhancing the borough.   

There are three categories focusing on new and refurbished buildings, residential and commercial, finished between January 2017 and December 2018 and landscaping/development schemes completed from January 2014 to December 2018.

A panel involving council officers, Civic Society members and local architects will decide the winners. The judges are looking for quality workmanship, appropriateness in immediate surroundings, suitability for purpose, general impact and good sustainable practice.

Council Leader Simon Tagg said: “The Civic Awards is all about the Council and Civic Society working together with the community to promote the value and importance of places and high quality design. 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 submit entries.”

The closing date for nominations is 31 August. Application forms are available at Castle House and can also be downloaded, or submitted, at

An awards ceremony is set to take place in the autumn. Previous winners include Newcastle College, Newcastle-under-Lyme Performing Arts Centre, Stoke City FC’s training facility on Clayton Road and Marks and Spencer in Wolstanton.

Last updated 27 June 2019