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Ilkley Civic Society look back at past awards

1986 Ilkley Civic Awards

Like most organisations, the Ilkley Civic Society have had to adapt to the current situation, and to keep everyone involved safe for its annual Design & Conservation Awards have carry forward completed projects to the 2022 competition.

A spokesperson for Ilkley Civic Society said: “It would have been exceedingly difficult to arrange visits to properties and keep everyone involved safe.

“Our March meeting this year therefore took a different format, we decided to look back at Awards we had given in the past and a Zoom presentation took place on Thursday 25th March which covered all our more recent awards held on powerpoint presentations and some photos from the archives.

“A section of the presentation covered the production and award of plaques produced in 1987 and to be found in various locations around the town. Designed by local artist Bert Roberts with an original made in plasticine, a mould made then cast with resin to which aluminium powder is added to make it look like aluminium.”

The Civic Society presentation was followed by local architects Halliday Clark, who have won a number of times over recent years, explaining the design philosophy behind its schemes in Ilkley. They also included a number of projects further afield including a home remodelling, a new Passivhouse, a school in Cumbria, student accommodation with welfare thinking to the fore in Leeds and a competition entry for a visitor facility in Iceland.

“A local company working on a wide variety of projects in a wide geographical area and we must add that ‘other architects are available’, in Ilkley, we are fortunate to have a number of quality architectural practices to choose from.” the spokesperson added.

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