Pobble wins best house at the Kent Design Awards

Pobble House in Dungeness has been voted the best house for the prestigious Kent Design and Development Awards. The awards, jointly organised and sponsored by DHA Planning, Kent County Council and Maxim PR, celebrate the best new buildings and developments across Kent over the past two years.

Architect for Pobble, Guy Hollaway, said: "I am honoured to win this award."

"Pobble is situated in Britains only desert, surrounded by rough terrain and wind swept plains, the design embraces this lively landscape; larch cladding will turn silver, core-ten will rust into a bright red protective coating, over-time the building will slowly weather like a fine wine."

"I would like to congratulate all winners and entries that were shortlisted, the calibre this year was extremely high outlining the advance in quality and skill in Kent."

Amongst the winners was Cyclopark, which picked up the award for Community Public Buildings, and Goat Lees Primary School, which was given the award for Overall Winner, Environmental Performance and Public Buildings.

Host for the night, Andrew Metcalfe of Maxim, said: "Despite all the challenges faced by those in Kent’s development community it is clear that quality really shines through. Each of our shortlisted finalists have made a positive contribution to how our county looks."

Published on 7 November 2014

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