More than 50 projects have been recognised in the Civic Trust Awards, which reward some of the best projects in the built environment.
More than 330 applications came in, but winners had to demonstrate both excellence in design and cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.
Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said: “The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and local communities.
“This year’s group of winners successfully illustrate how this relationship can produce effective and imaginative solutions,” he said.
Notable winners include :
- The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew,
- The restoration of Saint Malachy’s Church in Belfast,
- The Creative Arts Units at Aberystwyth University and
- A new winery facility for Bodegas Protos in northern Spain.
- St Martin-in-the-Fields picked up the ‘Michel Middleton Special Award’, a memorial to the former Civic Trust Director presented to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area.
- Landmark sculpture Dream, sited on a former colliery in St Helens received the ‘Special Award for Community Engagement’
- The Hull Truck Theatre was awarded the ‘Special Award for Inclusive Design’ sponsored by Bristan.
- The ‘Special Award for East Midlands’, supported by East Midlands Development Agency was given to the John Lewis Department Store in Leicester.
- The ‘Special Award for Scotland’ was presented to Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh.
- The ‘Special Award for Restoration’ was given to The Midland Hotel in Morecambe
- The Civic Trust Awards National Panel selected the Paradise Street Pedestrian Bridge in Liverpool as their favourite Award winner of 2010.
- Liverpool One Masterplan picked up the ‘Special Award for Sustainability’.