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​​Gloucester Civic Awards 2015

After a gap of three years Gloucester City Council is once again holding an awards ceremony to recognize those involved in recent developments in the city in terms of demonstrating high standards of architecture, design & sustainability.  The event is sponsored by the Gloucester Civic Trust, The Citizen newspaper and Marketing Gloucester.

Nominations are invited under the following seven categories:

  1. Best New Building or Extension- Something which reflects the best in modern architecture.

    Winner in 2012: St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Horton Rd.

    Commended: Language Immersion Centre, 4-6 Commercial Rd.

  1. Best Major Restoration or Sensitive Conversion – Here we are looking for significant schemes, which have ensured the future of a large historic building.

    Winner in 2012: The Carriage Building, Bruton Way.

    Commended: The Barn Owl Public House, Quedgeley & 91 Bristol Rd.

  1. Best Minor Restoration or Sensitive Conversion – This category is for works to individual dwellings or other historic structures i.e. statues/monuments, which do not fall within category 2.

    Winner in 2012: Blackfriars Priory

    Commended: Remains of Outer Gatehouse, Llanthony Secunda Priory

  1. Best New or Improved Shop front – Includes cafes, restaurants and financial institutions where the shop front has been replaced or significantly altered.

    Winner in 2012: '
    Peppers', Bull Lane​

  1. Most Improved Public Area – This could be a park, playground, revamped street/open space, attractive floral display or public art project.  It can have been either public or community funded, or a mixture of the two.

    Winner in 2012:
    Victoria Dock
    Commended: Sebert St. Open Space

  1. Best Housing Scheme – Housing Association or Private.

    Winner in 2012:
    St Oswald's Retirement Village
    Commendation: The Musket, Matson Lane, Matson

  1. Best Sustainable Scheme – This could be a new building, an adaptation of an existing building or simply a renewable energy or flood prevention scheme.

    Winner in 2012:
    St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Horton Rd.
    Commended: >New Sixth Form Block, Beaufort Community School, Tuffley & Gloucestershire's Solar Power Station Co-operative, City Works, Alfred St

Find out more about the Gloucester Civic Awards and see photos of the 2012 winners.

To be eligible for nomination the development must have been completed in the last three years, lie within the city boundary and not have been nominated for the 2012 awards.

Anyone can make a nomination/s by completing  the Civic Awards Voting Form​ and sending it via email to

Or by​ writing to:

Caroline Ansell,
Environmental Planning Service,
Gloucester City Council,
Herbert Warehouse,
The Docks,
​GL1 2EQ

The closing date for nominations is Friday 9th October 2015

The panel of judges will include an independent architect, the editor of The Citizen newspaper and representatives of the Gloucester Chamber of Trade, the City Council and the Gloucester Civic Trust.

The winner and any commendation in each category will receive a framed certificate at an awards ceremony to be held at the City Council's Civic Suite, North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester on the evening of Wednesday 18th November 2015.​