Consultant picks up first prize for £1.25m Cockermouth Eco Centre in Cumbria

White Young Green has won an award at this year’s City of London Sustainable Cities Awards.

The consultant picked up first prize for its work on the £1.25m Cockermouth Eco Centre in Cumbria at the ceremony dubbed the ‘green Oscars’.

The Eco Centre is a unique and innovative multi-functional teaching facility, which was designed in consultation with students, teachers and parents, specifically to minimise its environmental impact and to act as a showcase for sustainable design.

The judges felt that the way in which sustainable development was woven into the fabric of the project from the very start was an inspiration for others to follow.

Stuart Cowperthwaite, director at the firm, said: “Commitment to sustainability is at the core of WYG’s business and the award-winning Cockermouth Eco Centre is testament to this commitment.

“The project is environmentally, socially and economical sustainable, and benefits not only the school but Cockermouth and the wider Cumbria area.”

In its fifth year, the awards acknowledge responsible organisations that put sustainability at the heart of their business strategy.