The Sibson Building at the University of Kent was last night voted the ‘Best New Building’ outside a conservation area, at the Canterbury Society Design Awards.

Judging is carried out by representatives of the Canterbury Society Committee, the Heritage Design Forum and invited members of the local community. The judges consider the quality of the design and construction, suitability for the location, improvement to the public realm, impact on the local community, sustainability, pride of place and if the project has a great story to tell.

The Canterbury Society campaign to enhance the quality of the environment in the city; aiming to preserve Canterbury’s architecture and urban environment and green spaces and to give people a voice to inspire community cohesion.