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Civic Trust Award 2017

STIHL Treetop Walkway awarded Civic Trust Award

On Friday night Sophie Nash, Project Manager and Andrew Smith, Arboretum Director attended the 58th Civic Trust Awards Ceremony 2017, at the Guildhall Winchester.

We are delighted to announce that the STIHL Treetop Walkway came away with a Civic Trust Award, and was also shortlisted for the Selwyn Goldsmith Universal Design award (awarded for accessibility).

The Civic Trust Awards are the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, and is also the only Built Environment Awards scheme that currently considers aesthetics, sustainability, inclusive design and community impact; so naturally we were very excited to be considered!  Out of 247 applications, we were selected as one of fifty-three winners to receive either a Civic Trust Award or Commendation.

We were in great company, with some amazing national and international projects nominated for an award, including the Weston Library for the University of Oxford (Award Winner), Cardigan Castle for the Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust (Award Winner) and The Whitworth for the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester (Award Winner). 

Sophie Nash, Project Manager said:

‘We are delighted to have received the award. We are extremely proud of the Walkway and the opportunity it gives all our visitors to experience and learn about incredible trees, and the award is a wonderful recognition of this achievement.’

Discover more about the Walkway.

Last updated: 10th July 2017


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