Two BDP designed projects won significant awards at the Civic Trust Awards on 9 March which were announced at a ceremony at Old Trafford in Manchester. The awards celebrate international projects that make outstanding contributions to the quality and appearance of the built environment, demonstrating excellent design and sustainability.
Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant in Sheffield won an award, and was noted by the judges for its ability to generate energy by converting locally sourced waste wood into electricity. “This important project acts as beacon of regeneration within a depressed post-industrial landscape, acting as a counterpoint to Meadowhall on the other side of the motorway, and lifts the spirits of the many people who see it every day. It is a rare building that genuinely deserves to be called a landmark.”
The National Army Museum in London also won a commendation as well as the Selwyn Goldsmith Award, which pinpoints an exemplar project with excellent universal design principles. Iain McKinnon of the Selwyn Goldsmith Award Panel said “The National Army Museum demonstrates what can be achieved when refurbishing an existing building. Inclusive design was clearly at the forefront of the rationale to make the museum a more welcoming, inviting and user friendly place. The result is a public venue that offers an equally amazing museum experience for all visitors regardless of ability or age.”
Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant
National Army Museum