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Environment Awards 2014

'Rewarding great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham'.

2014 Winners

Winners of the 2014 Environment Awards were announced on Thursday 13 November.

Outstanding awards

Outstanding awards were given to three projects.

  • Lartington Hall resotration (Built Environment category)
  • The Witham, Barnard Castle (Built Environment category)
  • Durham in Bloom (Places and spaces category)

All winning entries

The full list of winning entries is below. You can also find more details about each of the winning projects and volunteers in the winners' brochure.

Read our Environment Awards winners brochure 2014 (interactive version) or download Environment Awards 2014 winner brochure (PDF, 7Mb).


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Built EnvironmentBellevue House, Durham     Award 
Built EnvironmentDurham University Business School extensions and refurbishment                Award
Built Environment  Lartington Hall restorationAward/Outstanding
Built EnvironmentMiners Hall, South Moor    Award
Built EnvironmentThe Witham, Barnard CastleAward/Outstanding
Built EnvironmentWaterside, Brancepeth VillageAward
Built EnvironmentWorld War 1 Trench, Seaham SchoolAward
Built EnvironmentGreendale Cottage, West BlackdeneCommendation
Built EnvironmentGreenland Primary SchoolCommendation
Built EnvironmentHawthorn Hive restorationCommendation
Built EnvironmentKirk Merrington Primary SchoolCommendation
Climate ChangeGlendale House, BlackhallAward
Climate ChangePioneering Care Centre, Newton AycliffeCommendation
Community PartnershipRoddymoor AllotmentsAward
Community PartnershipCultivate 4 LifeAward
Community PartnershipLimestone Landscapes ProjectAward
Community Partnership    Sedgefield in BloomAward
Community PartnershipHAGGRID ProjectCommendation
Community PartnershipTrimdon Community GardenCommendation
Community PartnershipBlooming MedomsleyCommendation
CraftsmanshipFirst Byre, East LontonAward
Greener BusinessGreen Watch, Durham UniversityAward
Greener BusinessBroom House Farm Education Centre, Witton GilbertAward
Greener BusinessBignall Solar PV Array and Biomass SystemCommendation
Natural EnvironmentCoastal Grasslands ProjectCommendation
Natural EnviornmentBirds and Farm LandscapesCommendation
Natural EnvironmentHedleyhill Colliery Wood and Meadow Nature ReserveCommendation
Natural EnvironmentTrees for CotherstoneCommendation
Places and SpacesCoxhoe Village GreenAward
Places and SpacesDurham in BloomAward/Outstanding
Places and SpacesSouth View AllotmentsAward
Places and Spaces    Heart of Harperley and a Place to GrowCommendation
Places and SpacesFlatts Wood restorationCommendation
Schools and CollegesA Growing Community, Sherburn Village Primary SchoolAward
Schools and CollegesOx Close Wildlife GardenAward
Schools and CollegesWearhead School Eco-WarriorsAward
Schools and CollegesBroom Cottages Gets GrowingCommendation
Volunteer Group of the YearWolsingham WayfarersAward
Volunteer Group of the Year Friends of Millennium GreenAward
Volunteer Group of the YearDurham Wildlife Trust Volunteer TaskforceAward
Volunteer of the year - under 18Hermitage Academy Community CoreCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Colin BellAward
Volunteer of the year - over 18Adam LukeAward
Volunteer of the year - over 18Ann EnglishCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Don GordonCommendation
Volutneer of the year - over 18Gemma Marie RichardsonCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Jackie MartinCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Ronnie AllakerCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Nicola BeldhamCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Philip RobinsonCommendation
Volunteer of the year - over 18Roger PeatCommendation
Waste ManagementCounty Durham Furniture Help SchemeAward
Waste Management    Emerald Biogas Anaerobic Digestion PlantAward

25 years of County Durham Environment Awards

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the County Durham Environment Awards. For a quarter of a century, organisations, schools and businesses in County Durham have been recognised for their environmental work while making the county a better place for people to live, work and visit.

Environment Awards support

The 2014 Environment Awards are supported by:

  • The Northern Echo
  • Groundwork
  • Livin
  • Banks Group
  • Sita
  • English Heritage
  • Durham Wildlife Trust
  • Northern Power Grid
  • Carillion
  • Durham County Council
  • De Poel