Cheshire winners at the 2014 Northern Design Awards
- 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:
- 1 Try this three mile walk around Belper
- 2 Essex staycation: sleep in this quirky refurbished train carriage
- 3 Amazing Devon events in the second half of 2022
- 4 The Kent woman who turned her passion into a 1940s living museum
- 5 Is this the cosiest pub in Essex?
- 6 6 places to view snowdrops in Yorkshire
- 7 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 8 Everything you need to know about Sarah Beeny's move to Somerset
- 9 Win a tropical trip for two to Mauritius
- 10 5 romantic walks in Suffolk for Valentine's Day
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 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