Shop Front Scheme wins prestigious Civic Trust Awards for Community Recognition

From 306 national and international entries, 52 projects have been recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at The Hub in Edinburgh supported by the City of Edinburgh Council. Awards were presented to the best new buildings, public spaces, restorations and public art by Civic Trust Awards Patron, architect and TV presenter George Clarke and Civic Trust Awards Managing Director Malcolm Hankey.

Councillor Stuart McIvor, vice-convenor of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Planning Committee, who opened the event said: “It’s a great honour for Edinburgh to be hosting this year’s Civic Trust Awards ceremony which recognise the very best the world of architecture and design has to offer. Once again there are some extremely high quality entries in this year’s awards which have all made a positive impact in their local communities and on the environment.”

Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said: “The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities. Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community. We are delighted to bring the 2012 Civic Trust Awards Ceremony to Edinburgh and would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Edinburgh Council for their support. The event attracted hundreds of leading architects and built environment professionals to the historic city for a wonderful evening of celebration.”

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION WINNERS (7 projects)

Community Recognitions: Given to projects that provide a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
• Cockermouth Shopfront Heritage Grant Scheme, Allerdale, Cumbria by Red Raven Design, Green Design Group & Day Cummings
• Crewe YMCA, Crewe by Terence O’Rourke Ltd.
• Horsley Church 3 in 1, Gloucestershire by Millar+Howard Workshop
• Klong Toey Community Lantern, Bangkok, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architect
• Priory Church in Wales Primary School, Powys, Wales, Petersen Williams
• Wem Town Hall, Shropshire by Baart Harries Newall
• Westfield Folk House, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by Lewis & Hickey Architects

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