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Reg Charity 1148603
Weymouth Civic Society
2015 THE SOMERSET HOUSE HOTEL
This fine refurbishment has greatly enhanced this important area by Weymouth Station.
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Certificates of Merit
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2014 THE JOINERY, CHISWELLThe design skilfully incorporates the original workshop and garage.
2014 NEW COTTAGE AT UPWEY MILL
Within the grounds of Upwey Mill. Carefully constructed in local recycled stone.
2013 NEW LOOK PLC CENTREThe design has succeeded giving a unified character to the 'Weymouth Gateway' site.
2013 BEEFEATER RESTAURANT,
New restaurant located in a planned group with the New Look Support Centre and a new hotel.
2013 57A THE ESPLANADE
This new house designed to follow the Georgian character of the Esplanade as a whole.
2013 STEPS CLUB FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Funded by the 'Myplace' programme, this new building by DCC includes great new facilities.
2012 Officer’s Field, Portland.Built as the Olympic Village, this fine new residential development comprises 77 homes.
2011 SOMERSET HOUSE AND LODGERestoration, and conversion of historic hotel to apartments; new town house adjacent.
2011 COMMUNITY FIRE STATION Project Carried Out for Dorset Fire Authority.Architects: Re-Format
2010 GALLERY ON THE WEY
Artist's studio and gallery created through the transformation from a former toilet block.
2015 OLD STABLES, VICTORIA SQUAREThis fine restoration is a prominent feature at the entrance to the Isle of Portland.
2016 WINDMILLS DEVELOPMENT, EASTON. An attractive, quality group, sympathetic in character to the traditional houses nearby.
2008 KINGS STATUE RESTORATIONSuperb, thorough restoration by Osirion for WPBC. Stone cleaned, new paint and gold leaf
2013 NEW HOUSES - CHALBURY DENEThis terrace of five cottage style dwellings was built on the site of a former care home.
2013 STONEHOUSE AND THE VESTRY
Vestry and schoolroom of a former Chiswell Church converted to two residential units.
2012 RADIPOLE SCOUT HALLThoughtfully complements the street scene. Project by Weymouth North Scout Group.
2012 CORALLIAN COURT59 apartments planned to help restore the original character of the street scene.
2012 CHESIL BEACH CENTRE AND BOARDWALK. Project byDorset Wildlife Trust, W&PBC and 26 Engineer Regiment.
2012 LANO'S ARCH AND TUNNELHistoric structures in Tout Quarry, Portland, restored.and opened up.
2011 67/67A GREAT GEORGE STREET
Project carried out by Michael Burt; Architectural Design by P. Dean Associates
2011 75 THE ESPLANADE
Restoration of the frontage of this listed Georgian seafront building,
2011 THE SHIP, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY
Renewal and remodelling of the newer wing of this historic Inn.
2010 SEAFRONT SHELTERS
Restoration of all seven of the late-Victorian seafront shelters by W&PBC.
2015 VICTORIA GARDENS GATEWAY
The gateway is a re-creation of the original 1904 gates at the entrance to Portland.
2016 8 Portland Road, Restoration
This listed house, formerly the Fisherman’s Arms Inn, is now an attractive street feature.
2016 Radipole Manor - Restoration
Important manor house, garden and terrace with fine new gateway on Radipole Lane.
2015 17A ST ALBAN ST/29 MAIDEN STThis small Georgian building has been refurbished, enhancing this part of the town
2016 The View - Chickerell Road.
New houses of modern design, which respect the character of the neighbouring buildings.
2016 40 Dorchester Road - Restoration
Part of an grouping of c1830 villas. Balcony & balustrade with veranda roof are notable.
2010 78-79 THE ESPLANADE.
Restoration of the upper levels of these 1815-1820 houses helped by Heritage Lottery.
Letters of Appreciation
2010 THE PEACE GARDENThe Quaker Burial Ground project, Barrack Road on the Nothe peninsular.
2010 OCTAGON HOUSE, FERRYBRIDGE
This house is designed to round off and turn the corner of a new housing development .
2011 PAVEMENT WIDENINGThe Esplanade. Poject carried out by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
2011 SUDAN ROAD BRIDGE
Sensitive repairs to damaged bridge by E.C.G. Belt for Borough Council.
2012 MERMAID HOUSE, WAKEHAM
A sympathetic conversion of the former Mermaid Inn near Church Ope Cove.
2012 NEWSTEAD ROAD BRIDGEThis bridge carries the Rodwell Trail over the busy Newstead Road.
2013 JURASSIC COASTInformation point & seating, Weymouth Esplanade near the Jubilee Clock.
2013 ALDRIDGE COMMUNITY ACADEMY The new school building on the Ospey Quay Campus. Project by Dorset County Council.
2014 ST. JOHN’S VIEW
New house built on a narrow strip of ground behind St John’s Church, Fortuneswell.
2014 WEYMOUTH OLD TOWN HALL Renovations in progress by the Chapelhay Community Partnership and the Guardians.
2014 ‘THE FAKERY’ SHOPFRONTA ‘trompe l’oeil’ mural in Fortuneswell. A project by Portland Community Partnership
2015 Floral Displays, Station AreaThe town is indebted to Brian and Janna Coomber and friends for this great display.
2016 W&PBC Gardens and Flower BedsThe many lovely gardens are a great credit to the council and are greatly enjoyed by all.
2015 NEW FLOWER BED, ESPLANADE
A raised bed set in stone walling, provides a great first view of the Seafront and Bay.
2016 Greenhill Gardens
Refurbishment of the historic Bennett’s Shelter, 1929 chalets and careful planting.
Other Commendable Projects
2011 QUEENS HOTEL, KING STREETA thoughtful refurbishment, particularly the Art-Deco character of ts public rooms .
2011 WEYMOUTH TOWN CLOCKThe iconic Jubilee Clock looks resplendent with its new gilding and fresh paintwork..
2011 WEYMOUTH PAVILIONThe greatly enhanced appearance of the Pavilion Theatre frontage was commended,
2017 THE THOMAS FOWELL BUXTON MONUMENT at Bincleaves Green - Awarded to The TFB Society. Also, the Weymouth College Stonemasonry Dept. was awarded the Practical Artistry Award.
2014 WAYPOINTS ON THE “WILD ABOUT WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND” LEGACY TRAILLITTLEMOOR TO PORTLAND BILL (Below)
2007 CHISWELL WALLED GARDENCharming garden created on the site of some old cottages - Chiswell Community Trust
2003 NEWTONS COVE SEA DEFENCESDamaged sea defences replaced, fine wide promenade, a valuable new amenity - WPBC
1999 CORFE HILL HOUSE, RADIPOLE1821 house. Outstanding restoration over several years. Owner Mervyn Stewkesbury
1996 PRESTON BEACH SEA DEFENCESSea wall rebuilt, wide promenade, beach enlarged. Envirionment Agency, DCC, WPBC
2011 CARVED PANELS IN EASTON
Design & Carving of Panels by John Goodliffe, with Peter Loizou and Ian Chalmers.
2011 GOVERNOR'S GARDEN, EASTON Restoration of gardens carried out for Portland Community Partnership.
2012 SANDSFOOT CASTLEThe restored ruins of Sandsfoot Castle, part of Henry VIII's coastal defences.
Practical Artistry Awards
2017 THE THOMAS FOWELL BUXTON MONUMENT at Bincleaves Green - Awarded to the Weymouth College Stonemasonry Dept. Also the TFB Society was awarded the 2017 Special Award
2017 LANSDOWN VILLA, RODWELLAn important Victorian building in the Lansdown Square conservation area.
2017 LORTON PARK - PHASE 1The first phase of a much larger scheme in Broadwey, which fit well into this rural location. Architects Tetlow King.
2017 MONTEREY, 70 BUXTON ROAD.Elegant new villa in a prominent position on Buxton Road by owner/designer Michael Kemp
2017 38-40 THE ESPLANADE.Major alterations to these three prominent historic buildings, which now fit in well with their Victorian and Georgian surroundings.
2017 24 TRINITY ROADRefurbishment of this Grade 11 listed 19th Century “Old Harbour House”. - Brought into new use as a shop by the Fairbridge Trust
2018 RODWELL COTTAGE, RODWELL ROAD. Full restoration of this historic Grade II listed Georgian building with a Victorian annex.
2018 PRINCESS GARDENS, ALEXANDER ROAD. A group of 8 new houses on the site of a former residential home, retaining existing mature trees within a grassed area.
2018 2 EAST STREET, FORTUNESWELL.Conversion of a historic old Portland stone building within a conservation area from a store to an attractive one bedroom house.
2018 MEMORIAL GARDEN, MULBERRY AVENUE, PORTLAND. Improvements to the Memorial viewing mound beside Portland Harbour near the Castle have resulted in the creation of a fine new Memorial Garden.
2018 RESTORATION OF WEYMOUTH’S JUBILEE CLOCK. Painstaking refurbishment of this historic Grade 2 listed landmark, including intricate painting and re-gilding.
2018 PORTLAND OUTDOOR CENTRE, CASTLETOWN. Refurbishment and conversion of an old Hotel to a residential outdoor adventure and field studies centre.
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