The 55th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony will be held at The Winter Gardens Blackpool on Friday 7th March 2014, supported by Blackpool Council & The Winter Gardens Trust.
Launched in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards is one of the oldest built environment award schemes in Europe. From cafes and churches to housing and hospitals, the Civic Trust Awards have rewarded over 6,500 projects which have made a difference to local people and their communities by providing the design and facilities which have made better places for people.
The Civic Trust Awards are unique. They recognise the best in the built environment, from architecture to planning, townscape to infrastructure – but they are about so much more than this. They recognise the public realm in its wider context, and our continuing belief that development should be for the benefit of people – those who use it, and those who just pass by.
Our winners are not simply architecturally advanced, exciting, innovative or striking. They are also of benefit to their local community, and we strive to ensure that every entry is assessed by a local person, whose role is to canvass and represent the views of the people who use or see the scheme as part of their environment.
Awards are given annually, with deadline for entry being in September. Judging takes place during October and November with the list of finalists announced in January. The Civic Trust Awards Ceremony takes place in March where winning projects are recognised with a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition.