Sustainable Heritage Award

Sustainable Heritage Award

Award Sponsor

The Sustainable Heritage Award, sponsored by Keymer Handmade Tiles, celebrates sensitive, sympathetic and sustainable upgrades and repairs to traditional buildings. 

We're all about repairing and upgrading existing buildings and bringing neglected historic buildings back into use. After all, what could be more sustainable than reusing and recycling the buildings we already have? 

Submit your entries or nominations by Wednesday 14 August 2024. You can find out more below, or get inspired by our previous shortlist and winners

Any questions? Email

What are we looking for? 

  • Building conservation projects that have made old buildings more energy efficient while keeping their historic fabric and character, in line with the SPAB Approach 
  • A ‘whole building’ approach to sustainability and conservation 
  • Use of local, sustainable materials that are suitable to the historic building 
  • Buildings must be in the UK or Republic of Ireland (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man) 
  • Projects must have taken place in 2022 or 2023 

How to enter 

Please enter by Wednesday 14 August via the online form. We need to know: 

  • Your name 
  • The name of the building 
  • How it meets the criteria above 
  • Who was involved in the project, e.g. owners, contractors 
  • Why you think the building deserves this Award 

You need to include: 

  •  A minimum of three and a maximum of six high-resolution images (JPGs or PNGs) that show the building and how it meets the criteria (300dpi minimum) 
  • Image credits and description saved in the file names, e.g. ‘Gutters © William Morris’ 
  • You must have the photographer’s permission to submit these images 

All Awards are free to enter. Shortlisted entries will be required to purchase at least one in-person ticket to the Awards Ceremony (£59 Members, £69 Non-Members). 

We can only consider entries that meet the criteria above. 

Any questions? Email

Many thanks to Keymer Handmade Tiles for sponsoring this Award.