Winners – Georgian Group Architectural Awards

Cockermouth and District Civic Trust are delighted to announce the Cockermouth Shop Front Heritage Scheme has been named as a joint winner of a national architectural award. The Scheme offered traders in the town’s post-flood Main Street funding to restore their properties to their former Georgian splendour.

The Scheme came in as a joint winner of the Urban Setting Category of the Georgian Group Architectural Awards. The Award was presented to Cockermouth Civic Trust and Allerdale District Council by Viscount Linley at an awards ceremony at Christie’s in London on 31st October.

Architectural advisor for the Civic Trust Darren Ward, who was present to receive the award said ” This is a prestigious award and going by the reception we received afterwards, people have been amazed and impressed with what we have managed in such little time and with such a limited budget. The aim after the floods was simply to have a better town than we had before but we have achieved much more through the co-operation of all the parties who came together and worked hard”.