Six buildings win RIBA Regional Awards in South East England

A park café that replaced a shed; and flats and shops on the site of industrial workshops in a town centre are among the six buildings which have won RIBA South East Regional Awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Awards were presented in recognition of their architectural excellence at a prestigious ceremony held at Ascot Racecourse last night (Thursday 28 April), in recognition of their architectural excellence. The ceremony was compered by the journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Lang.

The Regional Award-winning buildings are:


North Vat, Kent by Rodic Davidson Architects

East Sussex:

Gateway Café, Peacehaven by Kaner Olette Architects

Cinque Ports Street, Rye by Jonathan Dunn Architects

New House, East Sussex by BBM Sustainable Design

The Narrow House, East Sussex by Sanei Hopkins Architects


Le Petit Fort, Jersey by Hudson Architects.

The six Regional Award winners were drawn from a shortlist of 11 projects, from 32 entries.

Speaking today, James Robinson, RIBA Regional Director said: ‘We are very lucky to have such outstanding buildings entered for the RIBA Awards this year.  The standard and variety of the entries is great to see. The entries also demonstrate the fantastic amount of design talent in and around the south east. The region has many wonderful buildings and the winners this year show that they are still being built’.

Special Award:

New House, East Sussex by BBM Sustainable Design received the Regional Sustainability Award, sponsored by Sika.

RIBA South East Regional Award winners will also be considered for the highly-coveted RIBA National Awards in recognition of their architectural excellence: these will be announced on 23 June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further information and access to high resolution press images please contact Jenny Peterson tel 0750 146 6648  For reasons of client confidentiality, we do not provide information about private houses that have won RIBA Awards.
  2. RIBA South East covers Kent, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex and the Channel Islands.
  3. RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter what the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country.  RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows.
  4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through      architecture and our members.


Posted on Friday 29th April 2016

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