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 2019.

Previously known as the Solent Design Awards, they have been refreshed and rebranded as the Solent Quality Place Awards for 2019 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 2019.

The winners of the 2019 Awards are:

Westquay South, SouthamptonSolent Quality Place Award:
Westquay South, Southampton



The People's Choice Award:
Hotwalls Studios, Portsmouth
Hotwalls Studios, Portsmouth

Knowle Lane, Fair Oak, EastleighQuality Place Award:
Knowle Lane, Fair Oak, Eastleigh

New Cafe and Courtyard, Gilbert White Museum, SelborneQuality Place Award:
New Café and Courtyard, Gilbert White Museum, Selborne

Cultural Quarter, Guildhall Square, SouthamptonQuality Place Award:
Cultural Quarter, Guildhall Square, Southampton


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