Civic Trust Awards 2011 March 8, 2011Two of our projects have been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards from 333 national and international entries.
Nottingham Trent University received the award given to projects that 'make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment, demonstrating excellence in architecture, sustainability, inclusive design and with a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.'
Norwich Cathedral Hostry also picked up a Civic Trust Award and was one of only 7 winners of a prestigious 'Special Award', given to outstanding schemes which show excellence in a specific category or field. The project received the 'Michael Middleton Special Award' - a memorial to the former Civic Trust Director given to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area.
The judges said 'No opportunity is lost to delight the eye with the splendours of the setting. The project is an outstanding example of modern architecture fitting into a unique historic setting, it epitomises his philosophy for good practice. He strongly believed that a well designed new building can enhance a Conservation Area without having an adverse effect.'