2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards scheme. President of the Trust, The Rt Hon Lord Egremont DL, presented 23 awards to winners and 25 Highly Commended certificates, representing the highest quality new build, and conservation and rejuvenation projects across the two counties of Sussex and the city of Brighton & Hove.
Winners include the Museum’s Gateway Project – a new 850 sq/m facility comprising entry, shop, galleries, café and community spaces – which won a Sussex Heritage Trust 2018 Public and Community Award on 4th July. There were three winners in the Public and Community Award category, which also include the Central Library, 13 Claremont, Hastings and the Kai Yong Yeoh Building, Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton.
Craftspeople were prominent winners in 2018, with five achieving the Building Craft Award for examples of high quality work using traditional skills or crafts, which repairs or enhances architectural features. Winners include Andrew Holloway for the green oak timber frame at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Gateway Project.
Chairman, Dr John Godfrey DL, who announced the Awards at the 20th annual lunch, says “The Trust continues to go from strength to strength, consolidated by the success of the Awards scheme. Thank you to everyone involved in this success particularly our platinum sponsors: Gatwick Airport Limited and The Hans and Märit Rausing Charitable Trust.”