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The Livity School wins a Civic Trust Award for Architecture

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

As the longest standing built environment awards scheme in Europe, during the last 55 years, more than 6500 projects have been rewarded and the scheme has continued in its objective to recognise projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve.

 Civiv Trust AwardsCarol Argent, Acting Head Teacher, and Brenda McKenzie, Senior Administration Officer travelled to Blackpool for the Civic Trust Awards Ceremony 2014.  The Livity School had been nominated, and we were delighted to report the School won an Award! 

The definition of the award was defined as:

Awards are given to projects that make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment. Award level schemes must demonstrate excellence in architecture or design, sustainability, inclusive design and provide a positive social, cultural, environmental or economic benefit to the local community.

"The School has been designed with inclusion in mind from the formation of the brief, through design development, to construction and occupation. Listening to the school’s needs was key, so to facilitate this and in addition to the extensive consultation carried out with individual groups of staff, governors and stakeholders, a number of whole school consultations were held during the design process. From this collaboration, an excellent piece of civic architecture has emerged that is a testimony to the architects’ ability to listen and translate this into a reality. So much thought has been put into signage, lighting, surfaces, outdoor spaces, the approach to the building and much, much more".

 Civic Awards Ceremony 2014