Cheshire winners at the 2014 Northern Design Awards

PH Property Holdings, winners of Luxury New Build

PH Property Holdings, winners of Luxury New Build - Credit: Archant

It was a big night for Cheshire’s designers and architects as many local businesses picked up accolades at the 12th annual Northern Design awards

Held at the iconic Devonshire Dome in Buxton, the Northern Design Awards celebrate all that is great about design in the north of England, recognising some of the region’s most innovative architects, designers and retailers.

Cheshire Life was proud to be among the sponsors of these prestigious awards for the third year. The judging panel included well-known faces and design professionals such as Red or Dead founder Wayne Hemingway MBE, who was the host for the evening, HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, George Bond and Linda Barker.

Following a drinks reception and entertainment from LED drummers Spark, guests enjoyed a four-course meal before the presentation of the awards.

Family-run Stockport brewery, Frederic Robinson, was presented with the Budget Commercial Interior Design Project award for The Foundry Vaults, one of their pubs in the Anglesey market town of Llangefni.

Glenn Doyle, who headed the brewery’s design team in the redesign and refurbishment, said: ‘It was great to see the efforts and vision of the Robinsons in-house design team being recognised amongst other top Northern design practices, hopefully this is the first of many to come.’

Cheshire and Manchester winners:

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Commercial Awards

Interior Public Space: Ferrious, Manchester Met University

Restaurant and Bar Interior Design - Runner Up: No Chintz, Manchester for Proper Tea, Manchester Cathedral

Budget Commercial Interior Design <50k: Frederic Robinson, Stockport for The Foundry Vaults, Llangefni in Angelsey

Hotel Interior Design: Style Contracts, Knutsford for West Park Hotel

Residential Awards

Residential Interior Designer: Lisa Keates of Keates Interiors, Walton on the Hill

Luxury New Build: PH Property Holdings, Cheadle for Deepfields

Entertaining Space of the Year: Horton and Co, Frodsham for Heather Lea Music Room

Residential Interior Design Practice: Curve Interior Design, Manchester

Residential Conversion: Ollier Smurthwaite, Manchester for The Bourne

Residential Landscaping Design: Barnes Walker, Manchester

Residential Architectural Practice: Ollier Smurthwaite Architects, Manchester

Design in Retail

Independent Retailer: Ferrious, Manchester

Kitchen Retailer: Hartwoods Kitchens, Prestbury

Retail Environment: Brereton Pinnington Interior Design, Chester and Pixel Tree Media, Warrington for Suave Gentlemen’s Grooming Lounge, Chester


Innovative Design: GA Studio Architects, Manchester for Ashton 6th Form

Architectural Design Concept (CGI): Ollier Smurthwaite Architects, Manchester

Branding: Brereton Pinnington Interior Design, Chester and Pixel Tree Media, Warrington for Suave, Chester