Student Matt wins design award

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A YOUNG architecture student from Stowupland has won a competition to redesign the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket.

Matt Loosley, 20, was presented a certificate and a £500 prize by John Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft, at the centre on Sunday.

The presentation followed a two-day exhibition of all entries to the competion. Matt, currently studying at Huddersfield University, was told of his success three weeks ago and his design has been submitted as part the final round of a Biffawards Flagship grant bid, which could provide £500,000 of funding towards the centre’s refurbishment.

Matt said: “It takes seven years to become an architect so to have the opportunity to see one of my designs built in the near future is amazing.”