The Hive scoops national sustainability
The Hive scooped another impressive national
award at a prestigious event in London last night (Thursday, May
With just weeks left until its grand
unveiling, Worcestershire's new joint public and university
library, a joint project between Worcestershire County Council and
the University of Worcester, left the esteemed Partnership Awards
2012 with the 'Best Sustainability in a Project' honour at a
glittering ceremony in London's Park Lane.
The iconic new building, which sucks water
from the River Severn as part of a high-tech, eco-friendly
ventilation system, beat off competition from other partnership
projects from across the UK.
Adrian Hardman, Leader of
Worcestershire County Council, said: "This is a wonderful
achievement and is further evidence of the high regard The Hive is
held in nationwide. The building is designed to be modern and
cutting edge and to embrace new eco-friendly technology and this
award is wonderful news just a few weeks ahead of The Hive's
Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor
and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, said:
“Everyone at the University of Worcester is delighted that the Hive
has won this prestigious award. On Tuesday the University was
awarded First Class Honours in the UK Universities Green League for
Environmental Sustainability for the 4th year running.
For the building housing the country’s first University and Public
Library to win such a prestigious environmental award just two days
later is fantastic.”
As well as a joint public and university
library – the first of its kind in Europe – The Hive is also home
to the county's Archives and Archaeology Service, one of the
largest children's libraries in the UK, a contemporary business
centre with meeting rooms and a conference facility, and the Hub
customer contact centre. The project has already been coveted with
an international award for its innovative design.
The Partnership Awards 2012 celebrates
innovative partnerships projects across the public and private
sectors and sought nominations in just under 20 categories. For the
first time this year nominations from international projects were
For more information on The Hive and its
sustainable features, visit http://www.thehiveworcester.org/.
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