Huddersfield-based Fibre Architects have won an award at the Huddersfield Civic Society Annual Design Awards.

Fibre’s take on a large contemporary extension to a late Georgian home came up trumps to win the “Best Residential Award” last month.

The project, which was completed in 2019, featured a spectacular glass double storey extension at the back of a Grade 2 listed house connecting the living space with the garden.

The judges commented; “This late Georgian house with its fine ashlar frontage and set in landscaped grounds, has benefitted from an extremely high-quality contemporary extension to its rather undistinguished rear elevation. Melding old and new has been accomplished with great panache and a seemingly effortless flow between the two has been executed by careful detailing and high-quality fixtures. Extensive glazing provides light into a living area which itself flows into the restored garden area, resulting in a dynamic link between internal and external spaces. Both Fibre Architects and the client, with support from Historic England, have clearly worked closely to achieve this successful outcome, ensuring a historic and elegant residence provides for 21st century aspirations.”

In addition, Fibre was also highly commended for their work on the conversion and extension of a former stable block into a dental surgery at Cote Royd, Huddersfield.

Martin Booker, MD at Fibre Architects added: “We’re really pleased to be recognised by the Civic Society for our achievements in ensuring that our projects are of the highest quality in both design and delivery”.

“To also have the accolade that ours is the best residential project in Kirklees is credit to the hard work and dedication of the team at Fibre Architects.”

The awards, which were delayed due to Covid-19, were presented in September by The Huddersfield Civic Society Chair, David Wyles.