Last-ever RegenWM winners announced

20th October 2010

The RegenWM Prizes 2010 ceremony was held yesterday at the Thinktank Events Suite in Millennium Point, announcing our last-ever winners.  Attended by the RegenWM board and judges and by representatives of all the shortlisted projects, it was a low-key celebration of the good practice of regeneration activity around the region.    

This year the Prizes largely took the form of a retrospective – Projects of the Decade – allowing work which took place at any time during the last 10 years to be put forward.  Strong competition gave our independent panels of expert judges tougher choices than ever before, but after blood sweat and tears the winners were (click on the links for full details): 

A new category was introduced this year for an emerging issue which may offer a way forward for regeneration in these straitened times: Procurement in regeneration.  The winner was finditinsandwell.

The event was rounded off by the presentation of the Chair’s Prize, an unusual black glass trophy customarily given by RegenWM’s Chair to the project he or she most admires – which may or may not be one chosen from among the shortlist.  This year the trophy went to Pride in Camp Hill – previous winners have included the Park Lane Centre in Telford, the Sandwell Leisure Trust and Fort Dunlop – and will now be theirs to keep.     

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