21 Jun Heritage Winner!
The WWA team hosted a table last week at the Michelmores Property Awards 2019. As sponsors of the Project of the Year (Under £5m) and with two of our own projects shortlisted in the Commercial Building and Heritage categories we were all very excited!
The evening, as always, was professionally organised and subtly glitzy without being too “showbiz”. James Beckly, Partner and Office Lead for our Exeter office was nominated to present the award to our sponsorship category winner Tre Pol & Pen, Launceston Cornwall, submitted by Trewin Design Architects. A very deserving winner for a fantastic project.
We were thrilled to receive the next award with our client from the Landmark Trust representing St Helens P.C.C. for an amazing project, St Helen’s Church, Lundy Island. As winner of the Heritage Project of the Year, sponsored by Midas Group, we were up against some stiff competition!
The restoration of the church has incorporated significant structural repairs and internal reconfiguration to ensure the building had a sustainable future for many years to come.
The St. Helen’s Centre now provides:
- A restored Church to provide pastoral care for the community and visitors.
- A much-needed base for study, to give a fuller understanding of broader environmental and conservation issues at the heart of Lundy’s existence.
- A centre for exhibitions and lectures.
- An educational centre, to help visitors learn more about the island’s fascinating history and nationally important wildlife.
- Refuge for visitors during poor weather.
- A place to stay for visiting clergy.
Jeremy Dunn, WWA Project Manager said “St Helen’s Centre is definitely one of the most interesting and unique projects I have worked on. The Lundy Island team were passionate and committed to the restoration and redevelopment of their church. I am so pleased that the project has been recognised, it is thoroughly deserved”
Derek Green, Lundy General Manager said “Lundy Island is such an amazing place and we are honoured to be custodians of its future. Now St Helen’s Centre is not only structurally sound, but the interior has the capacity to provide a multi-functionally space for residents and visitors year-round. The P.C.C. is delighted to receive this award which will be proudly displayed at St Helen’s”