Hollaway Studio snares two shortlist slots, as AHMM and Coffey also seek recognition

A seawater swimming pool in Guernsey designed by DLM Architects, a woodland retreat by Michael Kendrick Architects and a later-living development by Coffey Architects are among 16 contenders for this year’s RIBA South East Awards.

AHMM’s Magna Square mixed-use scheme in Runnymede, formerly known as Egham Gateway West, is also in the running for the accolades.

Hollaway Studio is the only practice to have more than one horse in the regional race, however. Its Centenary Hall and Music School at Benenden School, Kent, and West Meadow house in Dover are both up for awards.

Weston Williamson & Partners founding partner Chirs Williamson is chair of the jury that will choose the winning schemes. He said the quality of projects in contention was as high as ever.

“Whether residential, mixed-used, culture or leisure facilities, they provide a fantastic snapshot of what’s possible with vision and collaboration,” he said.

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The Bathing Pools, St Peter Port, Guernsey, by DLM Architects

“The projects’ sensitivity to their surroundings and users’ needs must also be commended. I think I can speak for all of the judging panel in saying how excited and privileged we are to undertake these visits.”

South East Awards 2024 winners are due to be announced later this spring, after each candidate is visited by the jury. Successful schemes will be considered for other RIBA accolades, including RIBA National Awards.

National Awards-winning projects are the pool from which Stirling Prize candidates are drawn.

RIBA South East Awards 2024 shortlist

Benenden School, Centenary Hall and Music School, Benenden, by Hollaway Studio

Cobham Bowers, Cobham, by Coffey Architects

Downland Barns, North Downs, by McLean Quinlan

Eavesdrop, Sussex, by Tom Dowdall Architects

Jungle Residence, Sunbury-on-Thames, Independent Architects

Kingston Villa, Kingston Upon Thames, by Fletcher Crane Architects

Looking Glass Lodge, Hastings. by Michael Kendrick Architects

Magna Square, Runnymede, by AHMM

Muray House, Haslemere, by John Pardey Architects

Seven Sisters Country Park, Seaford, by Pritchard Architecture

The Bathing Pools, St Peter Port, Guernsey, by DLM Architects

The Exchange, Kent, by Robin Lee Architecture

The Folly, Cranbrook, by WGP Architects

The Hall, Ashford, by Taylor Hare Architects

The Mile House, Arundel, by Meloy Architecture and Design

West Meadow, Dover, by Hollaway Studio