Sustainable buildings shortlist announced

Sustainable buildings from around the UK have been recognised on the shortlist for this years Prime Ministers Better Public Building Award.

A total of 24 projects, chosen from 125 entries last week (11 June), will be judged by the award to see which building is 2009’s most sustainable.

Gordon Brown, the prime minister, said: “We are absolutely committed to good quality, sustainable public buildings and infrastructure, as we believe buildings that work efficiently and effectively improve the lives of those working in and around them and mean better public services.

“These projects show how creative design can make a real difference to how buildings and places work and can deliver public buildings that the community can take pride in.”

The awards, which recognise sustainable public buildings and transport scheme, look at everything from Hospitals to schools and roads.

For the full short list go to Better Public Building’s website.

Luke Walsh

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