Hawkinge Football Pavilion Highly Commended at Kent Design Awards

Alongside the Success of Rocksalt at the Kent Design Awards, Guy Hollaway Architects also received acclaim for its Hawkinge Football Pavilion.

The £750,000 project did well to achieve a 'Highly Commended' award in the category of 'Public Building – Community' especially when it was competing with the outstanding projects of the £17m Turner Gallery and high profile buildings including The Marlowe Theatre, No 1 Smithery in Chatham, The City Gaol Café, Westgate Towers Museum Entrance and Maidstone Museum East Wing.

Mayor of Hawkinge Cllr David Callahan said: 'The Council is delighted with the marvellous result of Highly Commended in the Public Building - Community Category. Our pavilion was up against the almost unbeatable Turner Contemporary in Margate, which is a multi-million pound project. I am thrilled to have been part of a project for local people which has won such acclaim."

Chairman of Hawkinge Youth Football Club, Rob Lawford commented: "I am extremely pleased to note the Highly Commended award being given to the building we call our home ground. I would like to thank both the Council and the Trust for their support which has encouraged the continued growth of the Club."

Tony Hutt, Chairman of Hawkinge Community Football and Sports Trust said: "I work closely with both the Town Council and Hawkinge Youth Football Club. I am extremely proud to receive this award and will continue to work to protect and enhance this valuable community asset and develop other sports at the facility."

Published on 7 November 2012