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Margate development, wins Town Pride Award 2022

14th July 2022

Margate development, wins Town Pride Award 2022

Our Palm Bay development on Margate’s seafront has won the prestigious Town Pride Award 2002, given by Margate Civic Society.

The stunning Art Deco inspired development comprises nine luxury appointed apartments, many overlooking the sea in uber trendy Margate.

The award is given in recognition of those developments and developers who have enhanced the built environment of the area. In total twelve developments were nominated this year, of which four were highly commended but Palm Bay walked away with the top prize. The Isle of Thanet News reported that “The calibre of nominations received indicates a growing awareness amongst the Society’s members of the major contribution that both renovation of often run-down properties and the erection of well-designed new properties, make to the overall attractiveness of our town.”

Palm Bay, was recognised for its innovative, sensitive and eye-catching design, making a major contribution to the regeneration of the Cliftonville area. The development will now proudly display a blue plaque to mark the award.

These were the 39th Town Pride Awards, the Society’s Chair, Pamela Pople said: “I should like to thank everyone who has been involved, contributing to making this year’s event such a special occasion. This year is particularly poignant, as is the first Town Pride Awards’ event that we have held since 2019 and the ideal opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that projects have made in the local area.”

“I am delighted once again that we received nominations of such a high calibre, resulting in one Town Pride winner this year (Palm Bay) and 4 ‘Highly Commended’, each of which was diverse, reflecting the exceptional high standard of new projects that have been undertaken in the areas of Cliftonville, Margate, Westbrook and Westgate-on-Sea, which will contribute greatly in raising ethos and a sense of pride in our community.”

The annual Town Pride Awards are judged by the following criteria:

  • Enhancing the built environment;
  • Using quality materials;
  • Aesthetically pleasing to the eye;
  • Restoring pride to the local community;
  • Contributing to the community amenity.

Speaking of the award, Jamie Chapman, CEO of Nexus SHL said “We always wanted to do something really special with Palm Bay. We’ve worked very hard to bring our vision to life and the entire team is delighted to have won this fantastic award. Our commitment to Margate has been ongoing for some years now and will continue into the foreseeable future.

Margate has been transformed over the last ten or so years. Once just another example of a run-down English seaside town, Margate was ‘found’ by a new, younger generation of creative Londoners who relocated, opening businesses and contributing to a fast-forward regeneration. Thanks to these newcomers and the dedication of the likes of Tracey Emin, Margate is now a thriving creative hub in the South East.