Malvern Civic Society

Malvern Civic Award Scheme


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.

2021 Nominations

Malvern Civic Society is asking for nominations from Society members and from the general public for its 2021 Award.  An annual award has been made since 1994 for a new or renovated building which adds something special to Malvern’s built environment.  The aim is to publicise schemes which are not only excellent in design and craftsmanship but which will also relate well to their surroundings.  All sorts of projects have been considered.  Recent winners have been Elmslie House in Avenue Road, South Lodge in Abbey Road and the Rogers Theatre at Malvern College, but a dormer bungalow and a garden gazebo have also been highly commended.

A building, either a renovation or newly built in the Malvern area, needs to be completed by March 31st 2021. It must be well designed and constructed and must add something special to the local built environment.  Anyone can make a nomination before the end of March.  Please email  The award is a small plaque to put on the building, but it is highly regarded by winning owners, builders, architects and developers.

Nominations and Awards from 2019 and 2020

See these pages for information about previous years nominations and awards:

2020 Nominations and Awards

2019 Nominations and Awards