This has been an exciting year for us as we celebrate surpassing 200 awards and commendations for our work, including the Wimpole Gothic Tower (see p16-17) being named Grand Prix Laureate at this year’s Europa Nostra Award—our 16th Europa Nostra win/commendation! The Wimpole Gothic Tower also received a Commendation in this year’s Civic Trust Awards.
More recently, the public voted Lion Salt Works as the ‘Best Heritage Project’ in the National Lottery Awards, which was presented by Ainsley Harriott (pictured below) and broadcast on BBC One. The award is Lion Salt Works’ sixth award since opening its doors as a museum last June.
Other award wins this past year include:
Lion Salt Works, Museum + Heritage Awards 2016 in Restoration; Revealing the Roch, RTPI Award for Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment; Lion Salt Works, Civic Trust Award: AABC Conservation (Winner); Wimpole Gothic Tower, Civic Trust Award, AABC Conservation (Commendation); Cholderton House, Georgian Group Award (Commendation); UK Employee Ownership Awards, Simon Charrington (Highly Commended); Chester ‘Cathedral at Height’, Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation (Winner); Lion Salt Works, Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation (Winner); Cathedral West Door Conservation, Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation (Commendation); The Roman Gardens, Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation (Commendation)