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Best designs in public works needed for Civic Trust Awards 2011

Entries are being invited from designers across the UK and Ireland for the 2011 Civic Trust Awards.

The Civic Trust Awards is an independent built environment scheme established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning,the local community.

Civic Trust Awards are given to projects of the highest quality design, but only if they are judged to have made a positive contribution to the local community.

Entries are invited from UK and Ireland in addition to suitable international projects. All applications should be made online via www.civictrustawards.org.uk. The website caries full instructions for entrants and allows the submission of photographs and supporting documents, which can be simply and easily uploaded. 

Over 50 projects from the UK, Ireland and Europe were recognised by the Civic Trust Awards in 2010.

Last year’s winners included Forge Arts & Café Caponata in Camden, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, 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 and Liverpool One Masterplan picked up the special award for sustainability.

The Civic Trust Awards national panel selected the Paradise Street Pedestrian Bridge in Liverpool as its favourite award winner of 2010.

A full list of winners is available on the website www.civictrustawards.org.uk where the 2010 awards brochure is also available to download.

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