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).
Plaque presentation

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 Street.
LA Studio, High St

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.
Orchard Gate

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.
Adur Ferry Bridge

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 fund-raising campaign, and officially opened by the Duke of York in 2008.
Old Toll Bridge

Star Gap (21 High Street), restored and extended in a traditional boathouse style that enhances its riverside setting next to Coronation Green.
Star Gap

Smuggler's Rest (30 John Street), tastefully extended to resemble an old stable and hay loft and featuring a curved flint wall and decorative tiles.
Smuggler's Rest

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.
Studio Flat, Middle St

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 architecture.
St Peter's House

Award plaque

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.