Landform represents country at ceremony

Banks Group's Katie Perkin collecting Northumberlandia's Best Landscape Architecture category prize.
Banks Group's Katie Perkin collecting Northumberlandia's Best Landscape Architecture category prize.
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The region’s newest landmark will represent the country in a ‘world’s best’ property awards.

Northumberlandia, near Cramlington, was chosen as the winner of the Best Landscape Architecture category for the North East in the 2013 UK Property Awards, before going on to be named as the overall category winner.

The unique landform will now go on to represent the UK in the 2013 International Final ‘World’s Best’ Property Awards, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in December.

Northumberlandia is now managed by independent charity The Land Trust in association with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Azure Charitable Enterprises.

The Lady of the North was created by regional property and energy firm the Banks Group and the Blagdon Estate using 1.5 million tonnes of carefully selected stone, clay and soil from Banks’ adjacent Shotton Surface Mine.

Katie Perkin, communications manager at The Banks Group, said: “There’s been a lot of international interest in Northumberlandia over the last couple of years, and to now be put forward to represent the UK against the world’s best new landscape architecture projects shows quality of the design and construction of the project.

“Being in this sort of spotlight provides a great platform for the north east as a whole, as well as for Northumberlandia, and we hope it will lead to even more international visitors coming to the region to take a look at what’s on offer here.”

Earlier this year, Northumberlandia was chosen as the winner of the Tourism and Leisure category of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North East Renaissance Awards.