Waterway Recognised for “Outstanding Achievement”

Triple Winners in National Waterways Renaissance Awards 2011

The proposed Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway (B&MK) made a big splash at the 2011 Waterways renaissance awards by scooping a surprise extra award for outstanding achievement, as well as winning first place for strategy and masterplanning. The project was also runner up in the partnership category.

Explaining why the B&MK was selected for the special award, Helen Carey, chair of the  assessment panel, said: "This year we wished to give special recognition to a project that  has shown considerable dedication and resilience in achieving some remarkable success  and their work to sustain the project in the face of many challenges and setbacks over the  years."

"This is a very inspiring project, mostly because so many people have said over the years  that it couldn't or wouldn't ever be done. There is now a long term plan to build it and the  Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway is now unequivocally regarded as an established and   deliverable entity."

Renaissance Awards
The B&MK team with their awards with Helen Carey, chair of the Awards Assessment Panel (far right)

Full Press Release (PDF format)

Please find full details of the winners in each category in this PDF document:

2011 Waterways Renaissance Awards brochure