Our Awards

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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
2013 Customer at the Heart Award
CIWEM Living Wetlands Award
Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2014 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)
Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2015 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)
Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2016 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)
Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2017 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)
Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2018 ‘Large Visitor Attraction’ (shortlisted)

Our innovative and iconic 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

Our Wedding and Conference facilities have gained the following accolades:

Lancashire Tourism Awards – 2013 Best Conference/Meeting Venue
Conference & Hospitality Show Awards - 2018 Best Green/Sustainable Venue (Shortlisted)
Great Northern Wedding Awards - 2019 Best Wedding Venue by the Water (Winner)