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Evesham Editorial 11th Dec, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

SOME of the Vale’s most famous landmarks have taken the plaudits in an annual Wychavon District Council ceremony.

Wychavon’s coveted Design Awards took place in Pershore’s Civic Centre last Friday (December 5) and saw a host of Evesham and Pershore building’s claim the top prize.

The biannual awards, which are now in their 12th year, recognise design excellence within the district.

Evesham’s Regal Cinema claimed the Heritage award, with the Cemetery Chapel in Pershore receiving a commendation in the same category.

Kanes Foods’ The John Randall Building in Middle Littleton scooped the Sustainability award and The Autonomous House,

Cropthorne, received a commendation.

Overbury CofE First School were awarded first place in the Community Architecture category for ‘an outstanding contemporary design that respects the listed school building through the use of materials and contextual cues, that has also

delivered a quality teaching and learning environment’.

Cleeveton Row in North Littleton secured the New Build Home Award.

Coun Linda Robinson, chairman of the judging panel, said: “We were thrilled to see the quality of the entries this year and each year we continue to be impressed by the creativity and excellence in built design around the district.”

All winners are set to receive a commemorative plaque to put on their award-winning building.

Victoria Poole, of The Regal, and Coun Lynne Duffy, chairman of Wychavon. (s)