New Forest Building Design Awards 2020 winners announcedPUBLISHED ON: 1 APRIL 2020
A wildflower-roofed building at Peppa Pig World has won the inaugural green building prize in the 2020 New Forest National Park Building Design Awards.
The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA) awards recognise high quality design and the best new developments in the National Park, with residential and non-residential buildings also eligible for an award alongside the green building category.
The Green Building Award winner is Totton-based HPW Architecture with a 10,000 sq. ft building at Peppa Pig World in Paulton’s Park. The building, which houses a fully themed indoor play area, Daddy Pig’s Big Tummy Cafe and Peppa Pig’s Toy Shop, features a wildflower roof, windcatchers and sustainable drainage system.
David Illsley, NPA Policy Manager, said: ‘The judging panel was impressed with the development and its green credentials. Now the building has been operational for a number of years we can see the green features have performed as projected.
‘The building is clad in locally-grown, forested and sawn Douglas fir that comes from within 10 miles of the Paulton’s Park site and has saved substantial carbon and transportation costs.
‘Capturing rainfall and run-off has helped to reduce the watering of both the roof and landscaping. Over 30 species of locally-grown indigenous grasses and wildflowers provide a resilient and beautiful green roof to the building.’
The Best Residential Scheme was awarded to architects Ben Pentreath Ltd and their client for the property Little Marsh Lodge in Beaulieu. The panel commended the proportions of the dwelling and the architects’ attention to detail.
The Best Non-Residential Scheme winner was awarded to the new gallery space created next to the listed Clock House on the Beaulieu Estate and was designed by Hampshire-based Plum Architects. The panel commended the design of the scheme, saying it fits well in a sensitive location and enhances the area, while providing a light internal space for the gallery.
David Illsley added: ‘We receive around 1,000 planning applications within the New Forest National Park each year, and approve more than 80% of these. As the planning authority, we are pleased to be rewarding high-quality new developments and the contribution that good design makes to the New Forest’s character.’
Notes to editors:
About the New Forest National Park Authority
Protect – Enjoy – Prosper
The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:
-Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park – Protect.
-Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.
We also have a duty to:
Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.
The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.
Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.
Maria Court, Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650