On 30th November Selby Civic Society presented their 2016 "Good Design" award plaque to renovators of former Whiskers building in Gowthorpe, Selby in the presence of members of the Society, representatives of the renovation developers - architect, building owners and the builders.
Mr Michael Dyson, Chair of Selby Civic Society, commended the developers on the quality of the restoration work that has enabled this historic building in the Selby Conservation Area to be brought back into beneficial commercial and residential use.
From an original list of nine nominations ranging from Selby Rail Bridge to a residential property in Thorpe Willoughby, a short list of four developments was chosen for final judging. These were:
1.Community Woodland in Millgate, Selby.
2. Hemingbrough Memorial Garden.
3. Former Whiskers building development in Gowthorpe.
4. Selby Leisure Centre in Scott Road.
The winner was the former Whiskers building development in Gowthorpe, which was chosen for its mix of commercial retail and residential housing. The judges were particularly impressed by the attention to detail of the restoration design and the high quality of the building work.
The runner up was the Memorial Gardens in Hemingbrough; third place was the Millgate Woodland Development in Selby; fourth place was Selby Leisure Centre.