Welcome to the Livinggreen.eu Heart of the Park project at Morden Hall Park, a National Trust property in Morden, south west London. Through this blog we will provide regular updates about this exciting sustainable building renovation and community engagement project, which will transform the historic heart of Morden Hall Park.
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The 19th century stable yard
NTPL Zoë Colbeck
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Stable yard wins top RICS award!
The Morden Hall Park Stable Yard has just scooped first prize in the Design and Innovation category at the 2012 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) annual awards ceremony - beating off some incredibly tough competition, so it's a fantastic achievement!
The RICS London Awards aim to showcase outstanding talent from the property industry.
The awards ceremony was held at the NationalMaritimeMuseum and attracted the great and the good from the surveying, engineering and architectural world (and indeed, the heritage world – with Historic Royal Palaces winning the Building Conservation category for the Tower of London).
Representatives from National Trust, Cowper Griffith, Crofton and Durtnells receive the RICS Award
The stable yard was short listed in three categories – Design and Innovation, Building Conservation and Community Benefit. The judges said that the project scored extremely well across all three – which is unusual.
The Design and Innovation award recognises the use of outstanding design and innovation in creating a successful project. The judges looked for evidence of creativity and innovation in the design across a wide range of criteria from impact on the local area to how well innovative technology and construction methods have been used.
Our project design team, which includes architects Cowper Griffith, structural engineers Crofton, mechanical & electrical engineers Ridge and main contractors Durtnells, are all extremely proud of the award.
Barry Woodman (FRICS), Chairman of the London Region Judges said: “The design of the works (at MordenHallPark) has sustainability at its heart, and many tried and tested as well as experimental technologies have been incorporated into the buildings. This ‘test-bed’ approach is innovative, and should enable the National Trust to introduce sustainable measures sensitively in other historic properties.”
The stable yard has also been awarded "runner-up" in the Sustainable City Awards and is due to win a Green Apple Award in June - we can really call it an "award-winning stable yard" now!