30th anniversary awards
Four building projects in Shoreham have been presented with special
awards to mark the 30th anniversary of the Shoreham Society.
In the form of plaques for mounting on the properties, the awards recognise excellence in conservation and design within the local built environment. The projects selected by the society are listed below:
Shoreham Centre extension, Pond Road.
A tasteful extension of the community centre to accommodate Adur
District Council offices and other services, while refurbishing the
main entrance and foyer. Pictured are Shoreham Society representatives
Gerry Thompson (holding plaque) and Christopher Harris, with ADC
chairman Carson Albury (left) and council leader Neil Parkin (right).
LA Studio, High Street. An
infill of a small piece of land that has been imaginatively developed
to enhance the street scene. It sensitively conserves the innate
character and scale of buildings between the A283 turning and the High
Orchard Gate, Upper Shoreham
Road. A successful refurbishment of the former nurses' block. The
Edwardian frontage has been sympathetically refurbished to retain the
essential character of the original buildings which date from the turn
of the 20th century.
Adur Ferry Bridge. A
brilliant replacement of the old footbridge. Its design was strongly
influenced by the Shoreham Society and it has been widely acclaimed as
major enhancement of the riverscape.
25th anniversary awards
To mark the society's silver jubilee in 2009 the society awarded
five commemorative plaques for projects judged to be excellent
contributions to the town in terms of conservation and design. They are
listed and pictured below:
The Old Toll Bridge, saved
and restored after a huge local
campaign, and officially opened by the Duke of York in 2008.
Star Gap (21 High Street),
restored and extended in a
boathouse style that enhances its riverside setting next to Coronation
Smuggler's Rest (30 John
Street), tastefully extended to
old stable and hay loft and featuring a curved flint wall and
Studio Flat, Middle Street,
a re-build of a dilapidated coach house,
providing a studio flat in the old hay loft but capturing the mature
character of the 200-year-old original building.
St Peter's House, John
Street, a transformation which removed a
stark cement-rendered gable and rickety wooden extension with a full
extension that merges almost imperceptibly with the adjoining
In its role of encouraging an enlightened approach to planning, conservation and building design, the Shoreham Society is very pleased to recognise projects which enhance the local built environment.