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Solent Quality Place Awards 2022 now open for entries

The Solent’s prestigious architecture and public space design awards are back for 2022. The judges are once again looking to recognise beautiful and thoughtfully designed spaces across the Solent region that spark joy and benefit communities, customers, and visitors alike. The Awards are now open for entries. If you have been involved in the completion of a project in the last three years that you feel represents the best in placemaking we want to hear from you.

In addition to highlighting architectural and engineering excellence, the awards seek to recognise developments that contribute to improving the economic, social, cultural and environmental life of those who live, work, learn and relax within the Solent region.

The Solent Quality Place Awards have been run by the Partnership for South Hampshire since 2010, with previous winners including the West Quay South complex in Southampton and the Hot Walls area in Portsmouth.

Schemes must have been completed between 28 February 2019 and 27 April 2022, be sited within Hampshire or the Isle of Wight local authority boundaries, and not have been entered previously for a Solent Quality Place Award.

The deadline for entries is Friday, 27 May 2022; further information and the application form can be downloaded here:

For more information contact [email protected]

About the Solent Quality Place Awards

The first Solent Quality Place Awards, formerly known as Solent Design Awards, were held in 2010, coinciding with the signing of the Solent Quality Places Charter. In 2019 the Solent Design Awards were refreshed and rebranded as Solent Quality Place Awards to better reflect the focus on quality of place rather than the design of an individual building. In 2022 the awards will be run for the 6th time.

The Partnership for South Hampshire (PFSH) was formed in 2003 as Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and renamed in 2019 to better reflect the diverse nature of its members. It’s a partnership of twelve local authorities around the Solent that aim to improve the environmental, cultural and economic performance of the South Hampshire area. Its focus is on partnership working beyond local authority boundaries to deliver housing, infrastructure, facilities and services that encourage growth and regeneration across the region.

2019 Award Winners