Patrick Parsons project wins at Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award
22 March 2016
A Patrick Parsons project won the Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award, at the Civic Trust Awards which is the longest standing architectural & built environment awards scheme in Europe.
Hexham Abbey received a Commendation Award, given to projects that make a significant contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment and provide a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.
Providing civil and structural engineering services, Patrick Parsons worked on the £2.2million Heritage Lottery Fund project which saw public access restored to the Abbey’s historic cluster of buildings. After over six years of planning, the aim of the project was to reunite the Abbey site for the first time in half a millennium, following the dissolution of the monastery by Henry VIII in 1537. New visitor spaces were created within the Grade II listed buildings providing exhibition, museum, education and community facilities.
Established in 1959, the Civic Trust Awards recognise the very best in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, public realm and public art. The Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award is made to a project which demonstrates the highest standards of historic building conservation. The care, conservation and adaptive re-use of historic buildings call for a variety of skills. The aim of the Civic Trust Awards is to encourage the very best in architecture and environmental design, to improve the built environment for us all through design, sustainability, inclusiveness and accessibility, and also to reward projects that offer a positive cultural, social, economic or environmental benefit to their local communities.