Margate Civic Society, Town Pride Awards – NUE Project Highly Commended

Margate Civic Society, Town Pride Awards 2017

The results of this year’s Town Pride Awards were announced at the meeting of the Margate Civic Society held at the prestigious Walpole Bay Hotel, Cliftonville on Thursday, 11 May.

A grand total of nine properties were judged for the 2017 Town Pride Awards as having enhanced the built environment. The calibre of nominations received indicates a growing awareness amongst the Society’s members of the major contribution that both renovation of often run-down properties and the erection of well-designed new properties make to Margate.

The results of the Town Pride Awards were announced by the Society’s Chairman, Pamela Pople and the presentations made by the President, Mr Ralph Handscomb.

No Use Empty (NUE) provided an interest free loan to assist with the total rebuild of a fire damaged site at 125 High Street, Margate which now provides six high quality units of accommodation all of which are occupied.  Representatives from Urban Surveying & Design Ltd, Jenner (Construction) and NUE were invited guests to the event.

The project was highly commended and was nominated along with:

Winners and Highly Commended Representatives

The Old Kent Market, 8 Fort Hill, Margate (Transformation & renovation)
3, 3a & 3b Arnold Road, Margate (New build terrace of 3 properties)
15 Carroway’s Place, Margate (New build terrace of 3 properties)
Sacha Court, 32 Addington Street, Margate (Restoration & new-build)
MôR, 38 Fort Hill, Margate (Renovation of commercial premises)
39-41 High Street, Margate (Renovation of commercial premises)
Cooke & Co, 147 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate (Transformation of commercial premises)
23-25 Grotto Gardens, Cliftonville, Margate (Conversion of 3 former workshop units to residential dwellings)

 

 

 

The outright winner of the 2017 Town Pride Awards and Recipient of the Town Pride Plaque and Framed Certificate – ‘In recognition of good and sensitive design which contributes to the enhancement of our area’ was The Old Kent Market, 8 Fort Hill, Margate

 

Mr Ralph Handscomb, Matt Beasley (Urban Surveying & Design Ltd, Kirk Longman (Jenne Contractors Ltd) and Pamela Pope

 

Recipients of Town Pride ‘Highly Commended’ Framed Certificates

125 High Street, Margate
3, 3a & 3b Arnold Road, Margate
23-25 Grotto Gardens, Cliftonville, Margate

 

 

 

 

Pamela Pople, who organised the event, said “I should like to thank former KCC Cllrs Mo Elenor and Will Scobie for their support in providing 5 years’ funding towards this project, which enabled us to commission Croft Cast Signs to create a bespoke new durable blue plaque depicting the Margate Clock Tower, which has become a symbol of our Society.

I am delighted once again that we received nominations of a very high calibre, resulting in one Town Pride winner this year and 3 ‘Highly Commended’, each of which was diverse, reflecting the exceptional high standard of new projects that have been undertaken in the local area, which will contribute greatly in raising its ethos and a sense of pride in our community.”

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