Civic Trust Awards

Every year we recognise quality design and workmanship through the Newark Civic Awards. The Award is presented to a building or restoration project that has a positive impact on the built historic environment of Newark. Some examples of previous winners can be seen on this page. We accept nominations from members of the Trust who can download and return the Civic Trust Award nomination form or email. A short article on the winning project will feature in the following edition of the magazine.

The Former Mount Schoolroom

The Former Mount Schoolroom

The 2012 Newark Civic Trust Award was awarded to Guy Taylor Associates for the refurbishment of the former Mount Schoolroom. It was awarded as it was felt that the project helped to preserve a local building of historic and architectural interest for future use. The work was also of a very high quality and helped to emphasise interesting architectural details which had previously been hidden away due to the growth of the old school. The site has further been developed since the award with the addition of 12 environmentally friendly homes under the ownership of St Leonard’s Hospital Trust.

National Civil War Centre

The 2017 Newark Civic Trust Award went to the combined National Civil War Centre/Visitor Hub/Palace Theatre development. We felt that the development should receive the award, not only for the restoration work carried out but also for the impact the development had, and continues to make, on tourism in Newark. The works have created not only a modern museum but also a cafe and new entrance to improve accessibility to all areas of the development. The project has incorporated modern design elements while respecting the essence of the original historic buildings.

The Former Blue Man Public House

The Former Blue Man Public House

The 2013 Newark Civic Trust Award went to the development of the former Blue Man Public House on North Gate. The nomination for the Blue Man was received by Newark Civic Trust member Suzanne McCarthy as she was concerned by the loss of historic public houses in the town and the possible effect this might have on adjacent buildings if they become derelict. She was also impressed by the developer’s, C. M. Addison, use of architectural details and his retention of the name of the pub.

Thorpe’s Warehouse

Thorpe’s Warehouse

Guy Taylor Associates (designers) and Mr John Coles (owner) were joint winners of the 2015 Civic Trust Award. Although the project was incomplete at the time of the award it was felt that the work already carried out on this prominent piece of Newark’s brewing past had helped to preserve the building for future generations to enjoy. Not only is the building an important reminder of Newark’s brewing heritage but it is also an important part of the wonderful riverside complex of buildings.

 
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