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14th May 2012

Our Morden Hall Park Stable Yard project has just scooped first prize in the Design and Innovation category at the 2012 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) annual awards ceremony - a fantastic achievement by the whole team!  The project design team comprised of architects Cowper Griffith, structural engineers Crofton, and mechanical & electrical engineers Ridge.

The awards ceremony was held at the National Maritime Museum and attracted the great and the good from the surveying, engineering and architectural world.

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The stable yard was short listed in three categories – Design and Innovation, Building Conservation and Community Benefit. The judges said that the project scored extremely well across all three – which is unusual.

The Design and Innovation award recognises the use of outstanding design and innovation in creating a successful project. The judges looked for evidence of creativity and innovation in the design across a wide range of criteria from impact on the local area to how well innovative technology and construction methods have been used.

Barry Woodman (FRICS), Chairman of the London Region Judges said: “The design of the works (at Morden Hall Park) has sustainability at its heart, and many tried and tested as well as experimental technologies have been incorporated into the buildings. This ‘test-bed’ approach is innovative, and should enable the National Trust to introduce sustainable measures sensitively in other historic properties.”

The stable yard has also been awarded "runner-up" in the Sustainable City Awards and is due to win a Green Apple Award in June.

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