Sovereign Crescent

Location: Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex

Date: 1998

Award: Colchester Civic Society- Best New Development 1999

Much admired, standing on the site of the former Colchester Maternity Hospital on Lexden Road, this development of 14 three-storey town houses was designed to echo (on a smaller scale) the Regency Crescents of Bath and Cheltenham. A specially commissioned sculpture by Shirley Morrison pays memory to the thousands of babies that were born on this site.