Winchester Trust Design Awards
30 October 2013
We have received a Winchester Trust Award for our extension to The Old Vine, a Grade II listed pub in central Winchester. Our St Thomas Street project also received an ‘honourable mention’.
The judges said of The Old Vine:
‘This is a modest scheme but one which achieves exactly what it sets out to do: to preserve the unique character of a well-loved pub while transforming its underwhelming back yard. We all admired the simplicity of the solution and the tenacity with which the designers have approached such a small project. The existing listed pub is treated with great respect and confident new details never seen to be competing, rather revealing what might not have been noticed before’
And of St Thomas Street:
‘We were all persuaded that this was a subtle and well-executed extension to an important house and that sometimes, not being visible is a credit in itself. Therefore we had no hesitation in giving this little project an honourable mention.’