Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2017

2017 is the 19th year of the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards, which are designed to recognise and reward the highest quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects while encouraging the use of traditional skills and crafts. Click here for a complete list of 2016 winners, or  click here to see a PDF document of all 2016 entries.

A wide variety of projects have received Awards including large country houses converted into luxury apartments; a redundant water pumping station, a well pump house with ice house; a variety of mills, barns, oasts and outbuildings all saved from dereliction and transformed into homes and offices; restored and re-ordered churches, towers and spires; reclaimed and restored gardens and even dovecotes; together with new and contemporary homes, art galleries, museums and theatres.

Both the Building Crafts Award and the Sussex Heritage Person of the Year Award are presented to individuals rather than to projects.

There are eight categories of Awards. The winners each receive a hand crafted slate plaque which is to be attached to the winning building. There may also be Highly Commended projects in any given category. All parties involved in the winning projects receive Certificates.

The judging teams usually comprise  a Sussex Heritage Trust Trustee, a professional in the appropriate field and a ‘lay person’ to ensure a balanced view. All are volunteers and receive no remuneration. The criteria include the project’s suitability of purpose, the best use of the site, the quality of workmanship and suitability of materials used.

We are grateful for the support of organisations and individuals in make the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Scheme possible, click here to find out more about them.


What the Trust is looking for in the Awards Scheme – click headline above for more.


Click the headline above for a full list of our Awards Scheme sponsors and links to their web sites.


All projects must be fully completed within the past 3 years.


Friday 7 April 2017


Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May 2017


Thursday 6 July 2017