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2022 Sheffield Design Awards!



The SDA 2022 Shortlist

The standard of entries was extremely high this year, reflecting the high standard of design we've seen across our region in the past five years. Congratulations to everyone involved in a shortlisted project. We extend huge thanks to all entrants this year for presenting us with such a broad range of high quality schemes. 
UoS Engineering Heartspace - Bond Bryan
Hunters Bar Infant School Green Barrier - Urban Wilderness
Destination Longshaw - Studio Gedye
UoS Concourse - HLM
The Glass Works - IBI Group
Hillsborough Park Coach House - Time Architects
Hillview Farm - Peak Architects
DANUM - Bond Bryan
The Transformer - HLM
Park Hill Phase 2 - Mikhail Riches
Dyson Place - AXIS Architecture
St Vincents Place - HCD
Novum House - Thread Architects
Doncaster Wool Market - Bond Bryan
Psalter Lane - Studio Gedye
Castle House - Just H Architects
Marmadukes Cambridge St - 93ft
Sandall House - HEM Architects
New House at Stumperlowe - Studio Gedye
Nurtur House - David Cox Architects
La Biblioteka - La Biblioteka
Community Diagnostic Centre - James Totty Partnership
Marmadukes Sorting Office - 93ft

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Sponsors sought for SDA2024

Let's get the ball rolling early! The SDA's are a charity and could not exist without both entry fees and the sponsorship we receive. The sponsorship packages will be broadly similar for SDA2024 as they were for SDA2022. If you, your business or a consultant are interested in the opportunities for sponsors and would like to be part of a celebration of local design, please review the details in the link above. We look forward to working with you. 



Entry Eligibility - Geographical Boundary

Entries for SDA2022 must fall within the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, which covers a total area of 3484 sqkm, home to a population of 1.8 million. It includes the entirety of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire (including Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham), as well as North East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield and Bolsover districts.

Entry Eligibility - Timing

The eligible period for SDA2022 was extended to allow for the cancelled 2020 event, scuppered by the Covid pandemic. Projects must have been completed between 1st June 2017 and 31st May 2022.

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Sheffield Design Awards

The Sheffield Design Awards (SDAs) are a biennial event, with the awards ceremony to be held next in November 2022. There have been no SDAs since 2018, due to the pandemic. There has been much development in the city region in the intervening years so we are expecting a bumper crop of entries. Entry criteria have been adjusted to capture projects which would also have qualified under the affected 2020 awards. 


The Sheffield Design Awards were established for the benefit of the public and City of Sheffield and its region, with the following objectives:

  1. To promote high standards of building and open spaces that have excellent architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment principally through the promotion of an Awards scheme.

  2. To educate and inform the local population in the qualities of good planning and architecture which respect the needs of the public, as well as the concerns of planners, developers and users of significant buildings and open spaces in the area of benefit.

  3. To encourage by publications, presentations and making awards the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area of benefit.


Awards are given to buildings and open spaces that have high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment. The Awards are made after a shortlist of nominated schemes is visited by a panel of invited judges and the Awards decided. The Award categories and winners in 2018 were:

  • Small Project Award - Public (Melling Ridgeway + Partners for The Rockingham Group)

  • Medium Project Award - Site Gallery Expansion (DRDH Architects for The Site Gallery)

  • Large Project Award - Albert Works (Cartwright Pickard for City Estates)

  • Residential Award - Dam View (Robin Ashley Architects for Mr & Mrs Wells)

  • Conservation Award - The Long Barn (Chiles, Evans and Care for Leo & Kate Care)

  • Open Space Award - Leavygreave Plantables (Grant Associates / David Appleyard for The University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council)

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Building in Use - The Peace Gardens

  • People’s Choice Award - Chatsworth Birdhide (Peak Architects for the Chatsworth Trust)

  • Outstanding Project Award - Albert Works (Cartwright Pickard for City Estates)

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