Albert Dock Liverpool honoured at environment awards

Albert Dock Liverpool has been honoured for environmental best practice, being named as International Green World Ambassadors in a campaign to find the world’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

Competing against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards, Albert Dock was given an International Green Apple Environment Award following the environmental success of its Greener Dock Project – a project spearheaded by Albert Dock’s managing agent, Savills, to make the Grade I listed attraction environmentally robust.

As a result, Albert Dock are having their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by environment group, The Green Organisation.

The award judges commented:

“This large site of historically important buildings suffered from poor waste management and no joined-up strategy to improve matters. When Savills were given the job they wanted to take it from eyesore to eye catching and have very much done so. The entire community is committed to the strategy and the performance and appearance are a revelation to all.”

Sue Grindrod, chief executive, Albert Dock Liverpool, said:

“It is testimony to the hard work put in by Savills, our managing agent, in making Albert Dock a greener and cleaner place for our visitors, residents and businesses, that we have been bestowed this incredible honour. We are very proud of this award and we will continue to work closely with Savills in looking for new initiatives that highlight environmental best practice.”

Albert Dock’s winning paper now goes forward for further judging and the possibility of representing the UK in the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Green Apple Awards are one of the few environmental schemes in Britain that have official status to act as an automatic feeder scheme into the European campaign. Set up in 1994 they have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavor.

For more information about Albert Dock, please visit www.albertdock.com

 

A little more about Albert Dock Liverpool

  •  Almost 6 million people visit Albert Dock each year
  • 2014 saw almost a 2% increase in visitor figures to Albert Dock representing the fourth consecutive year on year growth at the Grade I Listed attraction
  • The Dock is the most-visited free tourist attraction in the North West
  • In 2014, coach visits to Albert Dock were 9% up on the previous year – a number which grows year on year
  • Over 10 shops
  • Over 20 restaurants, bars and cafés
  • 2 hotels
  • More than 30 offices, including the regional presence of Yodel, Heritage Great Britain plc, and Hampson Hughes and Cassell Moore solicitors
  • 115 luxury apartments

Located on the city’s iconic World Heritage waterfront, Albert Dock has come a long way since being a figure of designer, Jessie Hartley’s imagination. From an industrial past to dereliction, to its revival in 1988, today the Dock is the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction and a must-see destination for families, couples and large groups.

The scale of the area and range of attractions mean it can comfortably cater for group visitors, whether interested in culture, education or nightlife. There’s a host of world-class galleries, museums, land and water tours, restaurants and bars, hotels and shops – all set within the stunning architectural setting of the UK’s largest collection of Grade I listed buildings.

What can you find at Albert Dock?

Attractions

Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Mattel Play! Liverpool (opening spring 2016), and Magical Mystery Tours.

Bars, Restaurants and Cafés

Blue Bar & Grill, Circo, Gallery Café, Costa Coffee Britannia, Costa on The Colonnades, Quayside Cafe, Gusto, Funky Shake Bar, Miller & Carter, La Crepe Rit, Maritime Dining Room, PanAm, Revolution, Rubens coffee shop, Spice Lounge, The Smugglers Cove, Tate Café, What’s Cooking, Docklands Fish & Chips, The Pump House, Ziferblat and Vinea.

Shops

BeeArtistic, Pride of Liverpool, Annabel’s Accessories, The Gift Company, Fab4Store, Impressions of Liverpool, Liverpool Pictures, Nature’s Treasure, Nauticalia, Quay Confectionery and With Love From Liverpool.

Hotels

Holiday Inn Express and Premier Inn.

Parking

Parking spaces are available at Albert Dock and in the new Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool multi storey car park, which is open 24 hours a day.

Coach drop off and pick up is available at Albert Dock. Coach parking is situated a short distance away behind the impressive Echo Arena.

History of Albert Dock

  •  Albert Dock was designed by Liverpool Dock Trustees’ surveyor Jesse Hartley and named after Prince Albert. Work began in 1841 and it opened in 1846. The Dock’s warehouses stored valuable cargo from all over the world. Steamers, barges, brandy boats and corvettes (in World War II) all docked there

 

  • The Dock’s fortunes waned after WWII, and it closed in 1972. In 1983 The Albert Dock Company Ltd and the Merseyside Development Corporation began to restore the site to its former glory, breathing new life into a rundown area. In 1988 Albert Dock was officially re-opened by HRH Prince Charles

 

  • From 1988-1996, Richard and Judy presented This Morning on Granada TV. Their studio looked out onto Albert Dock

 

  • The Dock has the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in Britain and is a World Heritage Site

For more information on this and all upcoming events at Albert Dock, please visit www.albertdock.com.