2017 – A Year of Excellence in Chilterns Building Design

On Thursday 15th June, the presentation event took place for the winners of our 2017 Buildings Design Awards. It was held in the glorious setting of the Hundred Hills Vineyard near Henley which was the well deserved winner of our competition.

The event was attended by the successful owners, architects and builders in addition to our Chairman David Harris, Sue Holden (Chief Officer of the Chilterns Conservation Board) and several members of the Judging Panel.

Stephen and Fiona Duckett, the owners of the winning property were awarded a prestigious plaque which we’re sure they will display with pride. Heinz and Jenny Richardson of House 19, Amersham received a Highly Commended certificate, whilst Nick and Wendy Sargent of the Old Sawmill, Frieth and representatives of Shiplake College near Henley both received Commended certificates.

After the presentation, the guests were delighted to be given a tour of Hundred Hills Vineyard, which was certainly looking its beautiful on a sunny summer’s day. Thanks to Stephen and Fiona Duckett for graciously hosting this fantastic event.

The Chilterns Buildings Design Awards are jointly organised and funded by the Chiltern Society & the Chilterns Conservation Board to encourage outstanding architectural achievements in our area.

Winner: The Winery at the One Hundred Hills Vineyard, Stonor Valley

Owners – Stephen & Fiona Duckett
Architect – Ian Brown, Nichols Brown Webber LLP
Builder – Kingerlee Ltd, Kidlington, Oxon


Highly Commended: House 19, Amersham

Owners – Heinz and Jenny Richardson
Architect – Heinz Richardson,  Jestico + Whiles, London
Builder – Stephen Kramer, SK (London) Contracts Management, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts

Commended: The Old Sawmill, Parmoor, Frieth 

Owner – Nick and Wendy Sargent Skillbond Ltd
Architect – Roger Danks, Danks Badnell Architects Ltd, Windsor
Project Manager – Skillbond Ltd, Fawley Green, Henley


Commended: The John Turner Building, Shiplake College 

Headmaster – Gregg Davies
Architect – Mark Webber, Nichols Brown Webber LLP
Builder – Bryan Doyle, Edgar Taylor, Buckingham