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Ipswich buildings scoop awards

PUBLISHED: 22:00 15 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

BUILDINGS across Ipswich have been singled out for special praise at the annual Ipswich Society Awards 2001.

Scooping top prize by being highly commended was the restoration of the Tower at St Mary at Quay Church, near the town's dockside, which was designed by Shawn R H Khulucy and carried out by R & J Hogg Ltd.

BUILDINGS across Ipswich have been singled out for special praise at the annual Ipswich Society Awards 2001.

Scooping top prize by being highly commended was the restoration of the Tower at St Mary at Quay Church, near the town's dockside, which was designed by Shawn R H Khulucy and carried out by R & J Hogg Ltd.

Commended were the new residential flats at Neptune Quay and Fore Street who were designed for Bellway Homes by John Finch.

The new space age looking Ravenswood Primary School built by Farrans Construction Ltd was commended along with the restoration of Stone Gate Pillar, at the Chantry Park entrance on Hadleigh Road.

Also commended was the refurbishment of 11 St Margaret's Plain, Ipswich, which was designed and carried out by David and Hannah Wright.

The various buildings were nominated by members of the society with the proviso that the building/structure must be a "finished" project and visible to the general public.

This means that it can't be a private location, and must not be hidden from public view. The nominations could be for a new building/structure or a refurbished one.

Guest of honour at the annual ceremony, held at St Pancras Church Hall, was Maureen Carrington-Brown, the Mayor of Ipswich.

Vice-Chairman of the society John Norman gave a talk on the various winners and the mayor presented the awards.

Jill Lambert, of the Ipswich Society, said that the finished building criteria meant that the number of entrants was lower than in previous years.

"Quite a lot of buildings in Ipswich are still under construction or have just been completed, which means by the time the nominations were in, a number of the buildings missed the deadline.

Normally we have over 20 nominations but this year we only had 15.

"The judges deemed the overall standard not to be as high as in previous years but they thought the winners excelled in their various fields."

A special award was also presented to Isobel Clover as recognition for the series of wallhangings she has produced celebrating life in Ipswich.

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