IBI Wins UK Green Champion Award for the built environment
DateJuly 10, 2014
LONDON – IBI Nightingale has picked up three accolades for architectural design at the Green Apple Built Environment Awards, a national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils, and communities.
Scoring highest across every category in this year’s awards, IBI Nightingale was the overall UK Green Champion for Cockermouth Community Hospital and Health Centre.
Designed in collaboration with eLIFT Cumbria Limited and Head Tenant Community Health Partnerships, this new build primary care building was a direct response to the devastating floods of 2009. Built to promote wellbeing, it provides the Cumbrian town with a welcoming, therapeutic and high-quality care facility for future generations.
“This award validates the considered design approach that was taken to create a facility that not only delivers quality healthcare but gives back to the community, socially and environmentally”, said Justin Harris, IBI Studio Principal. “Winning this award is testament to the resolve shown by the people of Cockermouth to rebuild and improve their neighbourhood.”
IBI Nightingale also received two Green Apple Awards for The Redwoods Centre, a mental health village in Shrewsbury. One was presented to IBI Nightingale for their contribution to the built environment and one to IBI Nightingale and Couch Perry & Wilkes LLP for the team’s integrated sustainable solution.
IBI Nightingale competed against more than 500 other nominations and received the awards at a presentation ceremony at The Crystal, in East London, on June 30, 2014.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting environmental best practices.
Katie Endicott, Media Relations