BIG Challenge Awards 2014: Winners
Overall Winner BIG Challenge Awards 2014
Winner: Populating and pollinating Pirbright’s pastures - The Pirbright Institute

 

The judges commented: “This project included a variety of different features and incorporated an

environmental management plan. This long term project was committed to increasing biodiversity during,

and post the construction phase.”

 

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Highly commended: Artificial rockpools - Gwynedd County Council, Marine Ecological Solutions,

Aberystwyth Uni, Bangor Uni, KESS

 

This award has been sponsored by Wild Flower Turf Meadows

 

 

 

Large scale temporary award
Winner: Olympia Kitchen Garden - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

 

The judges commented: “Despite being a temporary project, it has considered how it could be replicated

or extended beyond initial life span. A sustainable project with long term considerations.”

 

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Runner up:

 

This award has been sponsored by Keepmoat

 

 

Large scale permanent award
Winner: Populating and pollinating Pirbright’s pastures - The Pirbright Institute

 

The judges commented: “This project included a variety of different features and incorporated an

environmental management plan. This long term project was committed to increasing biodiversity during,

and post the construction phase.”

 

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Runners up:

 

This award has been sponsored by Murphy. 

 

 

 

Small scale temporary award
Winner: Brentford Lock buffer strip - Willmott Dixon

 

The judges commented: “Genuinely temporary, this project was simple, effective and engaged the

local community. It can be replicated on other sites too.”

 

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Runners up:

       Morgan Sindall JV

 

 

Small scale permanent award
Winner: Respite Unit - Morgan Sindall

 

The judges commented: “A simple idea which included great variety and is truly bio-diverse. The project

included the reuse of materials and put a lot of thought into the construction.”

 

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Runners up:

 

 

 

Pollinator award
Winner: FSN397 apiaries: FSN397 Welsh Government Contract - Vinci

 

The judges commented: “This project scored highly across the board, providing food for pollinators,

overwintering and nested habitats.”

 

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Runners up:

 

 

 

Most innovative award
Winner: Artificial rockpools - Gwynedd County Council, Marine Ecological Solutions, Aberystwyth Uni, Bangor Uni, KESS

 

The judges commented: “This simple idea was unique and had an appropriate cost benefit. It

demonstrates that biodiversity enhancements can be incorporated into infrastructure projects with

some simple and cost-effective measures.”

 

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Runners up:

 

This award has been sponsored by Morgan Sindall plc.

 

 

 

Community engagement award
Winner: Discovering what birds like to eat: Port Talbot Parkway Railway Station - Kier

 

The judges commented: “We felt this project stood out because of the number of people involved and

the continuity of their involvement. It was a great project that could be easily replicated.”

 

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Runners up:

 

This award has been sponsored by Skanska plc.