Trust wins award for green spaces


A charity that runs one of the county’s top tourism sites has scooped a prestigious award.

The Land Trust, which maintains the Northumberlandia landform in Cramlington, has been awarded the Landscape Institute’s 2015 Client of the Year award.

Representatives of the charity attended a ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions to development of infrastructure through landscape architecture.

The Landscape Institute is the Royal chartered Institute for Landscape Architects with a remit to inspire great places where people want to live, work and visit.

The Client of the Year award recognised the Land Trust’s successes in the green infrastructure sector in working alongside a range of organisations to realize ambitious projects for the benefit of the wider community.

The Environment Partnership (TEP), which nominated the Land Trust for the award, referenced Northumberlandia as an example of their successes working to deliver quality green spaces for community use.

Alan Carter, from the Land Trust, said: “Winning the inaugural award of Client of the Year marks a milestone in the continued growth of the Land Trust.

“We are all about improving the lives of communities by helping them to reconnect with their local green spaces which are designed and managed to a high standard.

“It’s gratifying to be recognised alongside so many other projects and organisations that contribute to the wellbeing of our society as a whole.”