Bradbury Place and the Thames pedestrian and cycle bridge in Reading have been considered successful at the first stage of assessment for the 2016 Civic Trust Awards and are Regional Finalists – they will be put forward to the National Panel for second tier consideration. The National Panel will review all Regional Finalists and consider them for a National/International Civic Trust Award or Commendation. National winners will be announced in March next year.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, have demonstrated sustainability, are accessible to all users and have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.
As the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, the Civic Trust has given over 6,500 awards during the last 56 years.