Recognition for work carried out on Grade II listed terrace

Knole Road. Photo courtesy of the Sussex Heritage Trust.
Knole Road. Photo courtesy of the Sussex Heritage Trust.

Work carried out to a row of Victorian houses in Bexhill has been recognised at the Sussex Heritage Awards.

Knole Road was Highly Commended in the Large Scale Residential category for work completed on the north elevation of the Grade II listed Victorian terrace, which had been severely neglected over the past 50 years.

The improvement work was nominated for the award by Knole Road Flat Owners (Bexhill) Ltd.

It came second behind Ostlers Fields in Brede – a development that was ten years in the making, where project managers Hastoe Group worked with Rother District Council and Brede Parish Council to build 13 high quality affordable homes for local families.

There were 26 Sussex Heritage Awards and 16 Highly Commended projects announced at the ceremony this year, recognising many fine examples of conservation, preservation and rejuvenation projects across Sussex.

Chairman Dr John Godfrey DL, who announced the awards at the 19th annual lunch, said: “While some projects have been highly visible and well-known, others might have attracted less attention without the establishment of the awards scheme, which the Trust now runs every year.

“We are delighted with the response to this year’s awards scheme, reflected in the large number of excellent entries received, and the judges’ comments confirm the high quality of much of the construction and conservation work now going on across Sussex.”

The ceremony was held at Pangdean Old Barn in Pyecombe on Thursday, July 6.

Over the past 19 years Sussex Heritage Trust has presented more than 350 awards and the awards scheme is now established as the most prestigious architectural and conservation awards programme in Sussex.

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