Inspiring Pavilion at Clifton Campus wins national award

The carbon-neutral Pavilion building at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus has won a Guardian University Award.

Pavilion building national award
The award-winning Pavilion building at Clifton

The carbon-neutral Pavilion building at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus has won a Guardian University Award.

It won the category for Buildings that Inspire - awarded to an ‘outstanding initiative’ that creates and champions a more sustainable living and working environment in the university and beyond, with a demonstrable and lasting legacy.

The campus building, which opened in 2015, has already achieved a list of accolades including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Midlands Awards (Client of the Year Award), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands (Regeneration Award), the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards (Integration and Collaborative Working Award), and the Considerate Constructors Scheme National Award.

Ged O’Donoghue, Director of Estates and Resources, said: “Winning the Guardian award is particularly pleasing for us because we set out to deliver buildings that inspire students to want to learn in them. To win a Buildings that Inspire award, along with the positive student feedback we have received, makes this a hugely successful project in my eyes.”

The Guardian University Awards were presented by Lauren Laverne at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 29.

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University’s five-year strategic plan “Creating the University of the Future” has five main ambitions: Creating Opportunity, Valuing Ideas, Enriching Society, Connecting Globally and Empowering People.

    The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education was awarded to Nottingham Trent University in November 2015.  It is the highest national honour for a UK university and recognises the institution’s world-class research. Pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud led to the prestigious award.

    Nottingham Trent University is recognised as the most sustainable university in the UK, having been ranked first in the prestigious People and Planet University League 2016.

Inspiring Pavilion at Clifton Campus wins national award

Published on 30 March 2017
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