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Celebrating high quality design and development in Kent

June, 2018

Nominations are now open for entries into the Kent Design & Development Awards 2018, and PR and marketing agency Maxim is proud to be a headline sponsor.

Taking place every two years, the Kent Design & Development Awards celebrate the design excellence of the county’s property and construction industry and are jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim.

Andrew Metcalf, Director at Maxim, said: “As well as celebrating some truly great new architecture in Kent, these awards are also a lot of fun to be a part of. We really enjoy this opportunity to be able to publicise the achievements of the finalists and help generate some much-deserved attention to the county’s development community.”

Maxim’s work for these awards includes managing and updating the website, as well as drafting press releases, articles and publicity material.

About the awards

There are six categories to enter, giving built environment professionals a range of opportunities to demonstrate how they are using their skills to develop and regenerate the county. The categories are: Commercial, Industrial and Retail; Conservation; Environmental Performance; Infrastructure and Renewables; Public Buildings – Education and Community; and Residential – Minor and Major. 

Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council, commented: “These awards showcase Kent’s built environment and epitomise the longstanding spirit of partnership between the public and private sector, through the skills of our local architects, construction companies, developers and surveyors.

“There have been many changes to the economic landscape since the last awards in 2016 and Kent is determined to show itself to the best possible advantage. There is a lot to be proud of in this county, and having good quality buildings and structures is a way of showing to the world that Kent is the place to be.”

Project of the Year

The winners of the six categories will go forward to compete for the Project of the Year trophy, sponsored by DHA Planning, which will be awarded to the building or scheme with the greatest level of design quality in Kent. In 2016 this was won by The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne.

Alex Hicken, managing director at DHA Planning, based in Maidstone, said: “I really look forward to years when the Kent Design & Development Awards take place. These awards are a great opportunity to showcase the wealth and breadth of talent in Kent, and I’m always impressed by the high standard of projects that are shortlisted. There are some really remarkable developments in the county and it’s only right that we celebrate them.”

DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim are joined in delivering the awards by category sponsors Cripps; CTP Consulting Engineers; Kent Construction Focus Group; the Rochester Bridge Trust and Sibley Pares. Further support is provided by Quinn Estates, Gallagher and Penenden Heath Developments.

The deadline for entering the Kent Design & Development Awards 2018 via is 31st July, 2018.

Shortlisted schemes will be notified in September, with an awards ceremony taking place on 8th November, 2018.

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