St Albans museum builders awarded for sustainability

PUBLISHED: 13:59 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 13:59 08 October 2019

L-R: Julie Barrett (Chief sustainability sanager), Ian Pigott (Deputy Lieutenant) Robert Voss CBE (Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire), Annie Brewster (District Councillor), Jonathan Porritt CBE (Environmentalist).
Picture: Annie Brewster

L-R: Julie Barrett (Chief sustainability sanager), Ian Pigott (Deputy Lieutenant) Robert Voss CBE (Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire), Annie Brewster (District Councillor), Jonathan Porritt CBE (Environmentalist). Picture: Annie Brewster

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A second award for sustainability has been given to the builders of St Albans Museum + Gallery on behalf of the Queen

Her Majesty's representative for Hertfordshire, the Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, gave a Queen's Award for Enterprise for sustainable development to the builders who delivered the city's new museum.

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The building company - Willmott Dixon - has been praised for reducing the environmental impact of its own activities and those of its supply chain.

District councillor Annie Brewster, who led the £7.75m museum project was invited to the ceremony.

She said: "It is a sensational honour to be awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise but to be awarded one in 2014 and another one now is absolutely incredible.

"We are very proud to have used a builder that is at the cutting edge of sustainable construction and is a glowing example to the UK construction industry".

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