Beeston + District Civic Society want to recognise good design in our community – and we have a WINNER.

This biennial award scheme is for notable recent developments which make a positive contribution to the local physical environment. Its aspiration is to encourage building design and environmental improvements that reinforce Beeston’s identity and sense of place.

Whether a splendid new build or extension; sympathetic renovation work, or some inspirational landscaping – nominations were received, a band of independent judges were invited, assembled, and taken on a whistle-stop tour of the shortlisted sites. WE can now confirm that the judges’ verdicts are in, and the results will be announced at our AGM. Please see our AGM page for details.

Award Categories

The Beeston + District Civic Society awards categories are: 

Domestic / Residential Buildings  
Non-residential / Commercial Building

These will encompass the best examples of new builds, refurbishment, regeneration and re-purposing of built environment together with landscaping. Projects need to have been completed locally (see right) area within the past two years and to be in public view. For further T+Cs and information about eligibility, please contact us.

“We’d like local people to get involved, to take a look around at what’s helping to improve our communities, what evokes pride in our area and a sense of place.”
Mervyn Brown, Society Secretary

What qualifies?

A wide range of submissions is encouraged and are likely to be considered; including; new-builds, alterations, additions, refurbishment and repurposing together with planting, landscape, street and area improvements.

To qualify, projects need to:
1. have been completed within the past two years (June 2019 – June 2021)
2. be in public view, and
3. be in either: Beeston, Chilwell, Attenborough, Toton, or Bramcote (The area is generally bounded by: The River Trent – Derby Road A52 – the parish boundaries)

The closing date for nominations is 30 June, 2021.
The formal presentations to the winners is planned for the Society’s AGM, which is scheduled for October 2021.

“It is fantastic that exemplary design in the Beeston area is being recognised through the Beeston and District Civic Society ‘s Civic Design Awards. Whilst national, regional, and city-based design awards are common across the UK, it is really important that excellent design is also celebrated amongst local communities like Beeston.”
Tim Heath, Panel Member, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design at The University of Nottingham