Solent Quality Place Awards

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The Solent Quality Place Awards celebrate high quality architecture and place making. The Awards, which originally focused on the Solent area, now extend to the whole of Hampshire. The Awards are made every few years with the last ones held in 2022.

Previously known as the Solent Design Awards, they have been refreshed and rebranded as the Solent Quality Place Awards to better raise awareness and demonstrate the best in place-making. The Awards are not just about highlighting architectural excellence, but are about recognising a development that contributes to improving the economic, social, cultural and environmental life of those who live, work, learn and relax within the County.

The Awards have three categories:

  • The Solent Quality Place Award is the overall winner and is for a scheme of any size that has created a recognisably high-quality place through a new development or refurbishment, and provides publicly accessible spaces creating an area which more people want to use and enjoy.

  • The People’s Choice Award where the public can vote for their favourite, from a shortlist of sites chosen by the judges.

  • Quality Place Awards for other schemes which provide high-quality placemaking.

Find out more about the Solent Quality Place Awards 2022.

The winners of the 2022 Awards are:

Solent Quality Place Award and People’s Choice Award

Market Place, Romsey

Solent Quality Place Award - Market Place, Romsey

Quality Place Award

The Centenary Building, University of Southampton

Quality Place Award - The Centenary Building, University of Southampton

Buckland Granaries, Lymington

Quality Place Award - Buckland Granaries, Lymington

North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh

Quality Place Award - North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh

Maggies Centre, Southampton

Quality Place Award - Maggies Centre, Southampton

God’s House Tower, Southampton

Quality Place Award - God’s House Tower, Southampton

The West Downs Centre, University of Winchester

Quality Place Award - The West Downs Centre, University of Winchester

Contact details

Urban Design

Telephone: 01256 845492

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