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Best of buildings make the Design Awards shortlist

The best of Guernsey’s new and redesigned buildings have been shortlisted for this year’s Guernsey Design Awards.

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The new L’Aumone Medical Centre is one of the commercial builds shortlisted for this year’s Guernsey Design Awards. Pictured left to right are the surgery’s unit head Cathy Loveridge-Jones, chairman of St Damian – who own the building – Dr Robbie Hanna, deputy unit head Kay Batiste, management partner Dr Ian Baxendale, and lead nurse sister Debbie Duquemin. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 32961889)

Among the categories was the commercial section, with the updated L’Aumone Medical Centre and the Bathing Pools project making the list, along with St James Place and Canvas Nightclub.

The reconfiguration of the Prince of Wales pub has been shortlisted in the heritage category.

The conversion of the Torteval Methodist Chapel into eight homes and construction of 13 homes on the site of a St Peter Port house above Amherst were among those recognised in the multiple residential developments class.

One of the more unusual properties listed is the Northern Ramparts at Fort Corblets in Alderney in the single residential new build class.

The Victorian defence was rebuilt between 2009 and 2022 to create a circular residence with panoramic sea views.

Steve Powell from main sponsor Norman Piette said it was believed this year's awards have seen the highest number of entries of recent years.

‘On the one hand it is fantastic to see so many superb projects reflecting the quality of work on island,’ he said.

‘On the other hand though, it has made shortlisting them extremely difficult. All of the projects showcase work that the architects and designers can be incredibly proud of and though we wish we could give recognition to them individually, we have to select those that represent "best of breed" in their categories.

'This year we had some entries of merit that were all similar project types so we have taken the step of adding a new, temporary category of ‘Office Fit Out’ to accommodate them.’

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts on Friday 12 April.