The Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum has been awarded the Award for Natural and Cultural Heritage at the British Construction Industry Awards. The award rewards projects that work with the natural or built environment in a way that values conservation and Britain’s architectural heritage. The Remembrance Centre was also shortlisted for the Building Project of the Year (£10m to £50m) Award.
The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of remembrance. With over 30,000 maturing trees and over 330 memorials, it is a beautiful and lasting tribute and a place of reflection and the celebration of life. GHA’s new Remembrance Centre has transformed the site into a place of global significance. The project is home to exhibition and interpretation spaces, retail space, a restaurant, a café and a learning centre.
The STIHL Treetop Walkway was shortlisted for both the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award and Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10m). The new 300 metre elevated walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum rises 13 metres as it follows the valley floor, it seamlessly integrates itself into its environment thanks to a sensitive approach to design and selection of materials.