Rochdale Borough Design Awards 2013

Rochdale Borough Design Awards 2013

Design is of paramount importance and touches every facet of our lives – it’s something at Countryside that is top of our priorities across all of our developments. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the 2013 Rochdale Borough Design Awards.

Matthew Moss High School Winner 2012Once again there will be three awards – the Rochdale Borough Design Award and the Sustainable Development Award, decided by a panel of experts, together with the People’s Design Award, decided by an online public vote. The judges may also decide to make additional awards.

Suggestions for the 2013 awards are welcome now, and you have until 21 October to make your nomination. To be eligible, the development, which could be a building, public space, conservation or regeneration project, must have been completed since January 2013 or be very close to completion. Eligible nominated developments will be considered for a shortlist which will go forward for the judges’ awards and for the public vote for the People’s Award.

John Jones, Design Director, Countryside and Design Award judge said:

John Jones“A commitment to sustainability coupled with excellent design is at the heart of our business and is what stands us apart from other house builders. We have developed a number of high-quality housing developments in and around Rochdale, and feel it is important to recognize and promote first-class new build projects in order to continue to raise design standards across the borough. We are delighted to sponsor this year’s awards.”

Councillor Peter Williams, Cabinet Member for Economic Development added:

“It is very positive to see how these awards are growing each year and their success illustrates just how much regeneration and improvement to our environment is taking place. The awards are part of the council’s commitment to recognising design excellence in new buildings and regeneration schemes, and since 2009 we have highlighted some of the very best within the borough. Once again I expect to see an interesting variety of nominations and the judging panel will have some difficult decisions to make.”

All kinds of developments can be nominated, including individual buildings, open spaces, conservation schemes and regeneration projects.

To nominate a development visit or email

Alternatively write to Rochdale Borough Design Awards, Rochdale Borough Council, Strategic Planning, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1YH

The nomination form includes details of the judging criteria.

Nominate a Development