RIBA East ‘Spirit of Ingenuity’ Heritage Award

The West Front is a unique collection of houses, from various periods, built into the ruins of the vast west front of the Benedictine abbey; a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Read more

Building Excellence

LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Award, Best Major Commercial Project

The Isaac Lord group of buildings, retaining a merchant’s complex dating from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, is now a unique survival within Ipswich. In 2004 six of the ranges were disused and required varying amounts of repair & restoration. Read more

Quality of Place

Suffolk District Council Quality of Place award for building conservation

Darsham House, a grade 11* listed country house, had suffered neglect and poor quality alterations within the last decade which had left the building in a poor state of repair. Furthermore, unauthorised alterations had been carried out by a previous owner and this had lead to the serving of nine enforcement notices by the local authority, all still in force when the current owners bought the house and, over a period of two and a half years, set about its restoration with the assistance of Nicholas Jacob Architects. Read more