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