Visitor focused accolades have included:

  • VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS)
  • 2013 Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2011 Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2013 Best Conference/Meeting Venue
  • 2013 Customer at the Heart Award
  • CIWEM Living Wetlands Award
  • Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2014 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)

Our innovative and iconic The Visitor Village has secured a string of architectural awards, including:

  • BREEAM “Outstanding” for the interim design stage
  • Chartered Institute of Building Services – Building of the Year 2011
  • Civic Trust Special Award for Sustainability
  • 2012 RIBA North West Building of the Year
  • 2012 RIBA Award for top 50 new buildings in the UK.
  • 2012 RICS – North West Design and Innovation
  • 2012 RICS – North West Tourism and Leisure
  • 2012 RICS North West Awards Project of the Year