MACCLESFIELD  CIVIC  SOCIETY

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MACCLESFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS SCHEME

 

MACCLESFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS SCHEME FOR DEVELOPMENTS COMPLETED AND EVENTS HELD IN 2019

(supported by Macclesfield Town Council)

 

Forget the Oscars, Baftas, Strictly or Brexit ! It’s time to submit your nominations for the Macclesfield Civic Society Awards Scheme to find out which were the best developments completed or events held in 2019. The winners won’t get a New Year’s Honour, celebrity status or even a facebook page but there will be lots of recognition for a job well done, a handy commendation and, if especially good, a neat, hand made ceramic plaque to hang on the wall – so plenty to play for !

 

The Macclesfield Civic Society invites nominations for an award for the best new buildings, improvements and developments completed within the boundaries of the Macclesfield Town Council area between January and December 2019 or for events and exhibitions which made a positive contribution to the character, vitality and prosperity of the town.

 

We also welcome nominations for current “grot spot” – sites or buildings that needs tidying up or some tlc (there are a few) – it might stimulate some action !!

 

The judges will look for good design and preservation or enhancement of the character of the town. Consideration will be given to all architectural features such as shop fronts and signs and tidying up of neglected or problem areas. Nominations can be made by individuals, societies, organisations or companies, including developers who can nominate their own schemes. There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be made – the more the better !  Use the nomination form below.  The deadline is 29 February 2020 - NOTE the new date.

 

There are two categories of award – a Commendation where the successful entrant will receive a certificate, and an Award where a plaque will also be presented for display on the respective building. For events and exhibitions a Celebration can be awarded.

 

Plaques and certificates will be presented by His Worship the Mayor of Macclesfield at a Civic Society meeting on 15 April 2020 at the Heritage Centre.

NOTE - This event has been cancelled. New date will be announced.

 

Keith Smith, Chairman, Macclesfield Civic Society

 

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS FOR 2020 AWARDS SCHEME

 

 

 

1 Patterson Close, Tytherington – housing scheme – Jones Homes completed but part of larger development listed below..

 

 

 

1 Kingsfield Park, Tytherington – housing scheme – Jones Homes – see above – not yet completed. Scheduled for 2020.

 

 

 

2 Birtles Place, Birtles Road – housing scheme – Bartholemew Homes Ltd – not completed during 2019. Scheduled for 2020.

 

 

 

3 Silk Rose Place, Chester Road - housing estate – Watkin Jones and Sons Ltd –not completed during 2019. Scheduled for 2020.

 

 

 

4 The Bridges, Buxton Road – retirement homes – Adlington Retirement Living, part of the Gladman Group - completed.

 

 

 

5 Crossall Street – housing scheme – Silkdale Living - completed.

 

 

 

6 Picture Drome, Chestergate – food and drink establishment – Market Operations Ltd – Buttress Architects - completed.

 

 

 

7 113 The Elms, Byrons Lane formation of triple garage and alterations to access – Mr and Mrs Hanley - completed.

 

 

 

8 Cumberland Street Care Home – still ongoing.

 

 

 

9 Hirsch Tailoring Academy, Pickford Street – new business – but established 2017 – ineligible.

 

 

 

10 Priory Lane/Prestbury Road junction – mini roundabouts and footways – work done by CEC in advance of relocated Kings School opening Sept 2020 – completed and operational.

 

 

 

11 House at rear of 21A Slater Street – RDB Developments Ltd – Mr R Brewood - completed.

 

 

 

12 Castle Public House, Church Street – refurbishment – Mr T Broster - completed.

 

 

 

13 Hurdsfield Road - conversion of Durham Ox to terraced dwellings – Mr and Mrs J Piner – Ian Bright, Architects - completed.

 

 

 

14 Paradise Mill residential conversion – Mr M Almand-Smith – NC Architecture – not completed during 2019.

 

 

 

15 Birch house, Bridge Street – conversion of Listed Building to apartments – Mr N Stevenson – Stevenson Electrical and Project Services Ltd - completed.

 

 

 

16 Town Centre and other areas floral displays by Town Council – completed and display ongoing.

 

 

21 Waterways 1831, Gunco Lane – estate by Bellway Homes – not completed during 2019. Scheduled for 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROT SPOT NOMINATIONS

 

 

 

17 Old Kings Head, Chestergate, former public house – dereliction and demolition.

 

 

 

18. 92-100 Hurdsfield Road, terraced dwellings – dereliction.

 

 

 

19 34 Ivy Road – uncompleted dwelling – permitted in 2013.

 

 

 

20 Road surface along Chestergate west of Churchill Way – potholes and patchy surface.

 

 

Shown below is an entrant for the scheme for the best developments completed in 2018, Silkdale Living's development on Loney Street.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

•Design – appearance, materials, workmanship, wow factor !

•Context – relationship to neighbours, effect on street scene, blend in or stand alone ?

•Impact – visual, environmental, economic and social.

 

 

2018 CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS SCHEME 

 

See the result of the 2018 Civic Society Awards Scheme here.

 

2017 CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS SCHEME

 

See the result of the 2017 Civic Society Awards Scheme here.

 

 

MACCLESFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY AWARDS SCHEME

 

2019 NOMINATION FORM

 

 

NAME/NUMBER OF

PROPERTY

LOCATION OF SITE

DETAILS. Name of builder, architect or developer if known

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name and address of sender or nominee:

 

 

Send your nomination to: The Acting Secretary, Macclesfield Civic Society, c/o 57 Orme Crescent, Tytherington, Macclesfield, SK10 2HU – email: keith76079smith@yahoo.com

 

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS 29 FEBRUARY 2020 - PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.