Regent Arcade revamp expected to head up Cheltenham Civic Awards nominees
REGENT Arcade's £20 million redevelopment is likely to lead nominations in this year's Cheltenham Civic Awards.
The town's Civic Society is inviting people to send in their votes for what they think are the best new buildings and restoration projects.
The awards are sponsored by Cheltenham Borough Council and previous winners include GCHQ's doughnut and Cheltenham East Community Fire Station in Keynsham Road.
There are four categories this year with prizes up for grabs in each.
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They include best restoration, new building, improvement to existing built or landscaped environment, and restored or new shop front.
The aim of the awards is to encourage and recognise improvements.
Diane Lewis, convener for the Civic Awards for Cheltenham Civic Society, said "nothing can be too small or too grand for consideration.
"In spite of the sustained recession, one can see work going on throughout Cheltenham that is enhancing the buildings and environment for the residents of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Civic Society is seeking nominations from all areas of the town and, as residents of Cheltenham or professionals involved in the work, you can nominate projects that you consider should be included in this year's round of awards."
All nominations will be judged by an independent panel of people drawn from various sectors in Cheltenham.
Last year's award winners were the new fire station opposite Sandford Park Lido and a new house, Elysium, in Ham Road.
There were also an additional seven commendations. The society believes this year's contenders are likely to include the town's newly refurbished Art Gallery and Museum as well as Regent Arcade.
Pittville Gates could also be in the running.
To be eligible for nomination all buildings should have been completed in the past two years and be within the Cheltenham borough boundary.
All nominations should include details of the owner, designer and contractor involved in the relevant building. Closing date for nominations is October 31.
You can send your suggestions to Diane Lewis, Convener for Civic Awards, Cheltenham Civic Society, Parmoor House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham, GL50 2SX, or email email@example.com