We are pleased to announce Birmingham Civic Society Renaissance Awards are now open for nominations. The awards are to celebrate the best in conservation and restoration, where a building in distress has been rejuvenated, protecting the buildings’ legacy for the city of Birmingham.

The Birmingham Civic Society’s Renaissance Award recognises the most successful conservation projects completed in the city, be it the restoration of a building, public space, or structure. As we are experiencing the redevelopment of many parts of the city and demolition of buildings; perhaps now more than ever there is a need to applaud where buildings have been repurposed and restored.

The awards are open for any project completed from 31st January 2022 to 1st December 2023.

The award appreciates and values a variety of projects, whether that be a twentieth century swimming baths, a restaurant or museum of geology. Over the past seven years, we have seen over sixty projects nominated across the city; everything from a pub, to a coffin-fitting factory and last year the winner was University of Birmingham for The Exchange on Broad Street.

Therefore, please forward your suggestions for any significant building, structure or public space that was once derelict, vacant or under-used which has been brought back to life.

Please complete the application form or make contact directly with Richard Sapcote Chair of Planning Committee at familysapcote@btopenworld.com

Applications will close on Friday 15th December 2023.

Download nomination form here