26 YEARS OF AWARDS
Twenty-six years ago, Dr John Harcup O.B.E., then Chairman of the Society, established the Civic award. The aim is and was to stimulate public interest in the character and heritage of Malvern. The Civic Award is for a building which, in design, craftsmanship and fitness for its locality, adds something special to Malvern. Since the start, over 100 buildings have been considered.
There were six good nominations for the 2021 award, but the Covid epidemic made it more difficult than usual to visit the buildings and meet as a group to discuss. We were unable to come to a unanimous decision and in the end decided to make no award for 2021, but to present Highly Commended certificates to four of the nominations. These were, in no particular order:
- Gospel Place, Ranelagh Road, Malvern Link. A new development of 14 houses.
- The Montrose, Graham Road. The renovation and conversion of the old Montrose Hotel into a family home.
- The Portland, Church Street. The renovation and conversion of this prominent Malvern building into apartments.
- 52 Somers Road. The enhancement of the rear of the house and garden.
Nominations and Awards from 2019 and 2020
See these pages for information about previous years nominations and awards: