Design award for Holt buildings

Just Regional
Sep 27, 2013 2 mins read

Buildings in Weybourne and Holt have come in for praise in the 2013 North Norfolk District Council Graham Allen Award for building conservation and design.

The 11th Century Augustinian Priory at Weybourne came out on top and the winning prize was presented at the council offices yesterday by Edward Allen, the eldest son of the late Graham Allen who was the first chairman of North Norfolk District Council.

The project involved the consolidation and stabilisation of the Grade I Listed ruins of Weybourne Priory, which had been deteriorating for many years and were becoming seriously eroded. The conservation work also uncovered a number of previously unknown features, including a gothic arched stone doorway to the cloisters.

Hoppers Yard, a new retail development and holiday let in Bull Street, Holt, was highly commended. The yard, in the centre of the town, was neglected and unused but the project has not just restored the traditional brick and flint outbuildings, it has transformed the area by developing a number of opportunities for new businesses at the same time, all of which have proved extremely popular with both local people and visitors to the town. The project included the complete restoration of the Grade II Listed house Greenways.

Also highly commended was the extension to St Andrew’s Church, Holt, which the judges said very effectively married community and church needs with innovative and striking design.

Hopper Yard in Holt

Hopper Yard in Holt

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