Time running out to nominate entries for 2023 Design Awards

16 May 2023 5min read

There are just over two weeks left to nominate entries for the 2023 Sefton Design Awards.

Property owners, agents, architects and developers have until Wednesday 31st May to nominate their favourite scheme from the last decade for Sefton Council’s 2023 Sefton Design Awards.

Celebrating outstanding architecture

The Awards have been created by Sefton Council to celebrate outstanding architecture, urban planning, and building projects across the Borough over the past 10 years.

Scheduled for October, the awards ceremony will take place at a venue in Southport.

Eleven categories

Nominations are being welcomed in 11 categories. They are:

•            Best heritage scheme

•            Best small housing scheme (under 10 houses)

•            Best individual new house

•            Best large housing scheme (10 houses or over)

•            Best conversion scheme (any use)

•            Best commercial scheme

•            Best home extension

•            Best affordable housing scheme

•            Best public building

•            Best public art or public realm scheme

•            Best sustainable/climate change resistant scheme


Derek McKenzie, Sefton Council’s Chief Planning Officer, said: “The awards are an excellent opportunity for architects, designers, and builders to showcase their work and gain recognition for their achievements.

"As a local authority that champions good design, we have created the Design Awards to provide a platform for celebrating the exceptional work of architects,  designers and visionaries who have contributed to the Borough’s immensely varied built environment.

“This inaugural event will recognise the high standards of design in Sefton and inspire others to reach those same high standards.


Finalists will be short-listed in August  and winners will be announced at a ceremony in October . The event will be attended by key figures from the design and construction industry.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31st May.

Anyone wanting to find out more or nominate a scheme should visit www.sefton.gov.uk/designawards

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