Northern Design Awards 2014 at the Devonshire Dome, Buxton

Guests enjoy their meal in splendid surroundings

Guests enjoy their meal in splendid surroundings - Credit: Archant

The awe-inspiring surroundings of Buxton’s iconic Devonshire Dome proved a fitting setting for the 12th annual Northern Design awards

Celebrating all that is great about design in the north of England, the evening recognised some of the region’s most innovative architects, designers and retailers, plus the impressive and inspiring buildings and interiors they create.

Built in the late 18th century by the 5th Duke of Devonshire, the Grade II listed building - which has the largest unsupported dome in Europe - was originally used as stabling accommodation and later became the Devonshire Royal Hospital. It was purchased by the University of Derby in 2001 and is now a campus for both the university and Buxton College.

Derbyshire Life was among the sponsors of this year’s awards and the judging panel included well-known faces and design professionals such as Wayne Hemingway MBE – who also hosted the evening - HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, George Bond and Linda Barker.

Following a drinks reception, guests enjoyed a dramatic performance from LED drummers Spark, followed by a four-course meal and an awards presentation.


Residential Awards:

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Horton and Co - Entertaining Space of the Year for Heather Lea Music Room

Curve Interior Design Ltd - Interior Design Practice

Stuart Frazer - Kitchen of the Year for The Regan Kitchen, Rufford

PH Property Holdings Ltd - Luxury New Build for Deepfields

One 17 AD Chartered Architects - New Build Home for Tolson Court

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects - Residential Architectural Practice

Ollier Smurthwaite Architects - Residential Conversion

Lisa Keates of Keates Interiors of Cheshire - Residential Interior Designer

Barnes Walker Landscape Architects - Residential Landscaping Design for Salisbury House

Stuart Frazer - Room of the Year for The Regan Kitchen, Rufford

Design in Retail:

Ferrious Ltd - Independent Retailer

Hartwoods Kitchens - Kitchen Retailer

Brereton Pinnington Interior Design & PixelTree Media - Retail Environment for Suave Male Grooming


Ollier Smurthwaite Architects - Architectural Design Concept (CGI) for 1 Ellesmere Street

Brereton Pinnington Interior Design & PixelTree Media - Branding for Suave Male Grooming

Urbis Design - Furniture Design for Shell bench

GA Studio Architects - Innovative Design for Ashton Sixth Form College Entrance

Cosentino - Product of the Year for Dekton

MJF Architects and Antela Developments - Property of the Year for 21st Century Manor House

Commercial Awards:

Frederic Robinson Ltd, Unicorn Brewery, Stockport - Budget Commercial Interior Design Project for The Foundry Vaults

PARKdesigned - Commercial Build for Eric F Box Funeral Directors

Fusion By Design - Commercial Interior Design Practice

Simon Mcilwraith, Collective Design - Commercial Interior Designer

Sunderland City Council - Commercial Landscaping Design for Sunderland Seafront, Roker Marine Walk

Style Contracts - Hotel Interior Design for The West Park Hotel

Ferrious Ltd - Interior Public Space for Manchester Metropolitan University: Faculty of Humanities

Collective Design - Restaurant & Bar Interior Design for Hop & Cleaver

NoChintz - Restaurant & Bar Interior Design runner-up for Proper Tea