The Civic Trust Awards is delighted to welcome Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as sponsors of the Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design for the next two years. The Award recognises and rewards buildings or spaces that have been designed to ensure they consider the needs of all users, are safe and convenient for everybody, including disabled people.
Formed in April 2012, the London Legacy Development Corporation’s purpose is to use the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the creation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to develop a dynamic new heart for east London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK.
One of the key policy drivers for LLDC and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is to promote, encourage and deliver accessible places and inclusive environments and the Selwyn Goldsmith Award fully recognises these principles.
David Goldstone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation said, ”Supporting this award is important for us as we recognise how vital good design is in creating a place where everybody feels welcome, safe and equal. We've worked hard to ensure that Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park really is a Park for all. As a previous winner of the award, we are proud to play our part in ensuring that it continues to be prominent and highly contested.”
Malcolm Hankey, Civic Trust Awards Managing Director said “Universal design is a fundamental component of the Civic Trust Awards and the Selwyn Goldsmith Award continues to identify, reward and promote exemplar projects that demonstrate exceptional design principles in this field. It is an honour for us to be able to deliver this Awards scheme as a tribute to Mr Goldsmith and we would like to thank Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Selwyn’s widow, Becky for their support.”
All Civic Trust Awards applications will automatically be considered for the Selwyn Goldsmith Award and the winner will be announced at our Awards Ceremony in March 2015.