MALVERN Civic Society is once again on the lookout for the best new and restored buildings in the town.

The society has launched its annual award, which since 1994 has been celebrating the best developments that add something special to Malvern’s built environment.

Nominations are now open, and both members of the society and the general public have the chance to put forward their favourite new and restored buildings for consideration

Society Chairman Clive Hooper said: "The aim is to publicise schemes which are not only excellent in design and craftsmanship but which will also relate well to their surroundings. All sorts of projects have been considered.

"The award is a small plaque to put on the building, but it is highly regarded by winning owners, builders, architects and developers."

The joint winners last year were 366 Pickersleigh Road, a modern dormer bungalow,. and Copper Beeches in Albert Road South, a restored Edwardian house.

Also commended were the conversion of the old Town Club in Worcester Road into apartments, Ivydene in Albert Road North, another apartment conversion, the shop Rhubarb Home in Church Street, and the restoration of Ivycrest in Worcester Road, which was rescued from dereliction.

Winners in previous years have included the Victorian mansion Elmslie House in Avenue Road (2016), the revamped Malvern Link railway station (2015) and Cartwright Court in Victoria Road (2014).

For a building to be eligible for this year's award, the work on the property must have been completed before December 31, 2017

Nominations must be made before March 31, 2018, to John Dixon at or 01684 574144.