Friends pick up award for Springfield Park and Alder Hey work

Artists impression of the new Alder Hey

The Friends of Springfield Park have been commended for their work helping design the new Alder Hey Hospital and the new park next door.

At the Civic Voice Design Awards ceremony on 24 May at the Houses of Parliament, the scheme won the national award for the best New Build category and also the Overall Award across all categories.

The judges commended the contribution made by the Friends of Springfield Park and local schools to both the design of the new hospital and the plans for the new park.

The Friends of Springfield Park is comprised of local residents and has been supported by the local Knotty Ash ward councillors who have provided funding to the Friends group from their Mayoral Neighbourhood Fund.

Representatives from Civic Voice and Friends of Springfield Park at the awards ceremony
Representatives from Civic Voice and Friends of Springfield Park at the awards ceremony

Ward councillor Ged Taylor, who attended the awards ceremony along with colleagues from Alder Hey (pictured with the awards) on behalf of The Friends of Springfield Park said: ”It is a tremendous achievement not just to win the national award for the best New Build category but also won the Overall Award across all categories from hundreds of applications from across the country.

“The judges were clear when they announced the awards that it was the contribution from the local community including schools and in particular The Friends of Springfield Park that was a key factor in their decision, and this is a great example of local people with the support of the local councillors working in partnership with the City Council and the Alder Hey Trust.

“We are all really excited about the potential design for the new park which will transform the current Springfield Park for future generations.”