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Celebrating Kent’s design, development and built environment

Kent’s architectural heritage is to be celebrated in a new Conservation category in the Kent Design & Development Awards 2016.

Sponsored by the Rochester Bridge Trust, the category seeks to reward building projects that show an innovative and sensitive approach to refurbishment, conservation, and/or reuse of once redundant, threatened or underused buildings and structures such as bridges and jetties.

Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “The Trust is responsible for the listed Old Bridge and Bridge Chamber and Chapel at Rochester as well as a number of historic buildings across an extensive property portfolio. We also have a long history of making grants for the preservation of features of historic importance in heritage structures and buildings across the county.

“Conservation and excellence in design are therefore an important part of our work and we are pleased to sponsor this award and encourage more people to conserve the many historic structures found across Kent.”

The awards take place every two years and highlight the design excellence of the county’s property and construction industry.

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