Top design award for Derry’s Peace bridge

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Derry’s Peace Bridge has won yet another prestigious design award.

The iconic bridge scooped the National Panel Special Award at the Civic Trust Awards - which recognises outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment - held this year in Cardiff.

“The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities,” Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey said.

“Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.”

The National Panel Special Award is selected by National Panel Civic Trust members are recognises their favourite scheme from 2013’s winning projects.

Councillor Ralph Cook Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Highways and Transportation, Cardiff Council said: “The awards recognise the best in architectural design and the importance this has on the local community and environment. The standard this year has been extremely high and I congratulate all those who have taken part.”