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Freebridge celebrate another award for Hillington Square

The regeneration project at Freebridge’s Hillington Square estate in King’s Lynn has won another award in the Design & Craftsmanship Awards last night in Norwich, winning jointly alongside East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ The Nook.

The award which was given in the new Civic and Community category was presented to Freebridge Community Housing, Fielden + Mawson LLP – the architects currently working on the project, Mae – the architects involved in the original phases, Hemingway Design – design consultants on the project, Lovell Partnership – the construction firm who completed work on the first four stages, and Rossi Long Consulting Ltd and ALH, respectively the structural and mechanical & electrical engineers.

The Civic and Community category is supported by national charity Civic Voice, with the award seeking to recognise examples of high quality design and projects that make a positive contribution to the local area. As a winner of the award the regeneration project is now put forward to the Civic Voice National Design Awards in 2020.

Judges for the award were looking at “not just a well-designed successful end product, but also the community story and collaborative process which lies behind it”.

Tony Hall, Freebridge’s Chief Executive, said “We are delighted that the Hillington Square project has won another award, and are particularly pleased that it has won in a category that looked at the wider work of what we’ve achieved so far. In the next few weeks we’ll be confirming our plans in respect of the what we still need to do to complete the project and I look forward to seeing the work on the site start again next year.”