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York Design Awards appoints new chairman

York Design Awards, which promotes and rewards excellence in building design and conservation, has appointed Rebecca Thompson as its new chairman. Former Lord Mayor of York Janet Hopton MBE stepped down as chairman after 12 years at the helm of the awards which she founded in 2006. Rebecca is managing director of

York Central Masterplanner opens 2018 York Design Awards

The 2018 York Design Awards have been launched with a thought-provoking lecture by architect Bob Allies OBE of Allies and Morrison, which is developing the masterplan for York Central. Sponsored by Hiscox, the awards are now in their 12th year and celebrate and promote good design across the city.  Property developers,

Last call for entries for 2017 York Design Awards

Pictured is The Hiscox Building that won the Large Commercial Building category last year   York’s property developers, builders and architects are being urged to enter buildings developed in the last three years into the 2017 York Design Awards.   With eight categories to choose from, the York Design Awards encourage and reward the

2017 York design Awards opens for entries

Pictured is Peter Brown of York Design Awards; Kate Markham, managing director Hiscox UK; and Lewis Biggs   The 2017 York Design Awards launched has launched in thought-provoking fashion with writer, curator and cultural consultant Lewis Biggs OBE challenging the city’s property, architectural and development community to put art at the centre of placemaking.  Keynote