The successful restoration of Stewart Park in Middlesbrough has been recognised through a trio of architectural and design awards. The £8 million project, for Middlesbrough Council, led by Napper Architects with Southern Green Landscape Architects, has picked up the 'Building Conservation' Award at the RICS North East Renaissance Awards and the 'Heritage' Award at the Green Apple Awards which promote environmental best practice in the built environment. In addition , it has been 'Highly Commended' at the CENE Awards.
Napper Architects were responsible for the careful restoration of the Park's Grade II listed buildings to provide a new Visitor Centre along with a Community Educational Base, Vocational Training Centre and Cafeteria. The works involved the addition of a new glazed contemporary building with an exposed glulam structure, bringing the historic park into the 21st Century.
Liz Small, Project Director with Middlesbrough Council said: "Napper Architects have added consistent value to the end result. We are delighted with the expert restoration the recognition of its success through these awards, so much so that the project is now serving as an exemplar for historic restoration to other Local Authorities."