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The Blackpool Civic Trust Awards Ceremony for 2008

Thursday 22nd January 2009

This Annual Ceremony gives out a variety of prestigious and much sought after awards.

The Shields given to schools for their work in the Environment were this year won by;

Senior Shield

Park School, Whitegate Drive.

Junior Shield

Anchorsholme School.

Open Spaces Award

This year was given to the Friends of Highfield Park.

Design Awards went to four apartment blocks.

The Church Apartments,
Dickson Road.
Builder/Owner: Flamemanor Developments Ltd

Berkeley & Grosvenor House Flats
Builder: Fylde Developments
Whitegate Drive.

Park Apartments, Haweside Lane
Builder:Belmont Developments
29 Grosvenor Street
Builder Willow Tree Croft Ltd
Purely by coincidence the same architect worked on all the above properties
David Hadwin
Keystone Design Associates
261 Church St
Blackpool
FY1 3PB

Two Awards were given to Council led projects covered by the Townscape Heritage Initiative

These were:  

THE CHOIR LOFT 
Builder: Parkinson Building Contractors
Stone Mason:  Rushview Ltd

new memorial choir loft

Click here to read more about the Choir Loft

32 TALBOT ROAD
Builder: Timms & Ashton
Owners: Mr B & Miss P Scholes

32 talbot road blackpool

Private enterprise was represented by three firms

A heritage renovation of the Derby Racer by the
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Awards for this were also given to:
Philip England (Architect)
Jacobs Engineering UK
Fylde Joinery & Building Services Ltd
Global Engineering Ltd

The heritage renovation of the Roof at Jungle Jim’s in Blackpool Tower by Leisure Parcs

And the third private enterprise is a new build

Owner: Modus 
Architect: Andrew Ogg of Leslie Jone Architects
Builder:  Balfour Beatty Construction

From the Community Sector we chose

The Rothwell Hall, Unitarian Church, Lytham Road
Awards were collected by Church workers
Ed & Trish Buckley
Colin & Jean Langfield
and benefactor Frank Rothwell MBE

Two special awards were given this year

The first was for the innovative tableau 'Venus Reborn' by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. The tableau is 21 feet tall by 50 feet wide and included Greek gods such as Mercury, Cupid, Venus and Bacchus. With water jets, a tank of water and LED lights.

Venus Reborn tableau

Our final award went to Carl Carrington

Blackpool’s Built Heritage Manager, for the work he does as Manager of the Townscape Heritage Initiative and for the great help and encouragement he gives to the Blackpool Civic Trust

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Updated: 31 January, 2010