THURROCK Thames Gateway Development Corporation and High House Production Park Scoop Prestigious National RTPI Award
Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation and the newly established Charity, High House Production Park Limited have won the prestigious national RTPI Award for best Heritage, Arts, Culture & Sport project in the United Kingdom for the High House Production Park development in Purfleet. The Award was presented to the Corporation’s Chair, Will McKee and its Chief Executive, Niall Lindsay by the RTPI President at the RTPI 2011 Planning Awards lunch held in central London on 23rd February.
The RTPI national award caps an incredible run of professional and regeneration peer group recognition over the last 9 months for the Corporation’s work on the High House project which includes:
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Eastern Region 2011:
Winner: Building Conservation
Winner: East of England Project of the Year
National Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2011:
Highly Commended: Best use of arts and culture in regeneration
Highly Commended: Sustainability
Highly Commended: Partnership Working
Royal Town Planning Institute Eastern Region 2011:
Winner: Regional planning achievement award
Royal Town Planning Institute National Awards 2011:
Winner: Heritage, Arts, Culture and Sport Winner
British Association of Landscape Industries National Awards 2011:
Winner: Soft Landscaping Construction, Cost Between £300,000 – £1.5m
The Corporation’s Chair Will Mckee commented: “This is a unique project founded on an original concept put together by the Development Corporation, the Royal Opera House and Arts Council East to create a powerful cluster of creative and cultural uses located within a high amenity and accessible parkland setting.
This project will undoubtedly become a national exemplar for creative and cultural led regeneration in the UK and it is very gratifying to receive such eminent recognition for a project that we believe is truly transformational not only for place making but also for the positive transformational benefits the Park will deliver for the communities of Thurrock”.