The Wynyard Gardens and Visitor Centre, submitted by England Lyle Good, has won the top prize at RTPI North East’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2016.
Wynyard Gardens and Visitor Centre is part of a wider £5.3m redevelopment of a Grade II listed historic stately home and hotel, it includes a new visitor centre, farm shop, £1.6m walled rose garden, and one of the North East’s biggest glasshouses constructed on the site of an original 1840s greenhouse.
Martyn Earle, Chair of RTPI North East said:
“The Wynyard Gardens and Visitor Centre shone through as the outstanding entry in this year’s awards. The entry demonstrated outstanding planning achievement with planners bringing together strong design, historic preservation and regeneration.”
The other finalists recognised at the 2016 RTPI North East Regional Awards 2016 are:
2016 Chair’s Award
STEM Centre, Middlesbrough
A unique facility that brings together education, training and local businesses in one building in Middlesbrough. It will helps place the North East at the forefront of training and learning in the oil, gas, manufacturing and engineering trades.
The Curve, Middlesbrough
A state of the art, environmentally friendly building at the heart of the Teesside University Campus Heart Development. The £22m project signifies the commitment to the Teesside 2020 vision to be an international university with a reputation for academic excellence.
The RTPI North East Awards for Planning Excellence celebrate outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of planning. Entries reflect the diversity of planning achievement, whether in urban or rural areas, large or small in scale, involving new development, regeneration or conservation. Entries come from the public, private and community sectors.
The winners were announced at RTPI North East’s Annual Gala Dinner and Regional Awards Presentation Evening in Newcastle on 7 October 2016. The event was sponsored by Barton Willmore, Bond Dickinson, Nathanial Litchfield and Partners, WYG and Northumbria Water.
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