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10 Mar 2015

THE FORUM IS COMMENDED

We are pleased to announce that The Forum in Southend-on-Sea received a Commendation at the Civic Trust Awards last week. The 2015 awards were held at The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on Friday evening. 

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects of the highest quality design, but only if they are judged to have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community. 

The Forum development is a three-way client share between Southend Borough Council, the University of Essex and South Essex College, who have jointly funded the £27m project. Set within a new public square, the three storey building provides a shared academic and municipal library, teaching and research facilities for the College and University, a café, offices and the Focal Point Gallery. The Forum is one of several major sustainable regeneration projects in Southend-on-Sea. 

The project has also been shortlisted for a RICS East of England Award 2015 in three categories: Community Benefit, Tourism and Leisure, and Regeneration. The winners will be announced at the RICS Awards Dinner on the 6thMay. 

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The Forum has won a number of awards to date. To see ADP's awards list, please click here.