FIVE projects out of more than 25 entries have been given distinctions in this year's Wychavon District Council's design awards.

The biannual awards, now in their 13th year, took place at Wychavon Civic Centre, Pershore, and recognise design excellence in the district.

Winning community architecture distinction awards were Flyford Green, Flyford Flavell, St James Church, Bishampton and the new reception block at Pershore College, while Hill End, Mount Pleasant at Childswickham received a sustainability award and Veridis House, Hawford, near Worcester a home (new build) and sustainability award.

Leading the judges was Cllr. Tony Rowley who was joined by other Wychavon councillors, members of the civic societies and independent design practitioners. Cllr Rowley said: “This was a great year and we had a wide array of different entries. It was really tough to make the decisions, but we’re pleased that we have again been able to recognise the quality of the design work in the district.”

Commendations were given to: Pershore High School's new art block in the community architecture award, Plots one and two at Station Garden Nurseries, Blackminster, near Evesham Home in home new build, while the Orangery, Hanbury Hall and St James Church, Bishampton received commendations in the heritage award category.