The 55th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 7th March at Blackpool Winter Gardens, supported by Blackpool Council and hosted by architect, writer and TV presenter George Clarke and Civic Trust Awards Managing Director Malcolm Hankey.
Malcolm Hankey said:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Blackpool Council and the Winter Gardens Trust for their support in hosting of the 2013 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony and Balfour Beatty for their generous sponsorship. Also a huge thanks to our assessors, all of whom volunteer for the role and give up their valuable time to assist us with the judging process. Projects are assessed on their architectural excellence, sustainability credentials, accessibility for all users and positive civic contribution. Once again, the judging process has been rigorous and all the winners thoroughly deserve their success.”
From 238 applications, 79 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award, Commendation or Community Recognition at the glittering ceremony.
In addition, 8 Special Awards were presented to projects that have demonstrated outstanding credentials in specific areas. The 2014 Special Award Winners are:
- Pro Tem Special Award: sponsored by Metropolitan Workshop and presented to an exemplar project or installation was presented to The Shed, City of London, Greater London by Haworth Tompkins
- Special Award for Scotland: supported by The City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council was presented to Notre Dame Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland by Project Management & Design, GCC
- Special Award for Brick: sponsored by Derwent London and presented to an exemplar brick building was presented to Saxon Court & Roseberry Mansions, Camden, Greater London by Maccreanor Lavington
- Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement: presented to a scheme that has demonstrated how successful community engagement can help deliver the highest standards of design whilst meeting the needs of local people was presented to Scale Lane Bridge, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire & Humberside by McDowell+Benedetti
- Special Award for Sustainability: presented to a project that demonstrates excellent sustainability credentials in terms of overall design parameters, material selection, construction methods and long term energy consumption was presented to Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, British Antarctic Territory by Hugh Broughton Architects
- Michael Middleton Special Award: a memorial to the former Civic Trust Director Michael Middleton OBE, is presented to a restoration project or new build within a conservation area was presented to Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth, South East by Wilkinson Eyre
- National Panel Special Award: selected by National Panel members as their favourite scheme from this year’s Award winning projects was presented to Bishop Edward King Chapel, Oxford, South East by Niall McLaughlin Architects
- The Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design: in recognition of architect and founding figure of universal design, Selwyn Goldsmith was presented to Timber Lodge and Tumbling Bay Playground, Newham, Greater London by erect architecture
A full list of all 79 Award, Commendation and Community Recognition winners is available and can be downloaded here.