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The Currey Awards 2021

BSCF recently presented its annual Currey Award to recognise high standards of design of buildings, landscape, and the environment.
The candidates were:

St Mary’s Catholic School - refurbishment of Windhill buildings

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School - new school building

11 Windhill - renovations

Bushel House, 11A Windhill - redevelopment

Avanti Meadows School – new building

Waterside Stortford - improvements to river Stort and Environs

The Residence - new office building at Wickham Hall

Although there were some excellent candidates this year, with lots of innovative design and high quality new buildings, the judging panel went back to the main criteria for the Currey Award and, because of the quality of the build but mainly the great improvement to the street scene and Conservation Area (only really appreciated when you compare what was there previously to now), the winner had to be Bushel House.

In addition, Special Recognition was paid to Waterside Stortford whose work as an umbrella organisation, bringing together national and local agencies and local groups, has helped to improve the quality of the Stort itself and has also made the riverside more accessible and pleasant for users.

Bushel House

11a Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford.

To the left before, to the right after improvement.

Special Recognition was paid to Waterside Stortford whose work as an umbrella organisation, bringing together national and local agencies and local groups, has helped to improve the quality of the Stort itself and has also made the riverside more accessible and pleasant for users.