inspiredspaces Nottingham has been shortlisted for and won a range of awards since its commencement in 2008.
Victoria Leisure Centre was awarded a RIBA for 'Best Design' at a ceremony hosted in the East Midlands.
Big Wood School and Enterprise College was highly commended as a 'Best Operational Project.'
Following our successful win for 'LEP of the Year' in 2009, we were shortlisted for the same category in 2012. Though we didn't win, the calibre of all those shortlisted demonstrates the high standard of the Local Education Partnerships, of which we are proud to call ourselves a part of.
In 2011, the LEP was shortlisted for three awards including LEP of the Year, Best Education Project and Best Use of Educational Technology. Though we didn't walk away with anything on the evening, it is fantastic that our achievements in these categories were recognised by the judges.
Industry professionals chose Southwark Primary School, in Old Basford, as winner of the 'Best Community/User Involvement Project' award. This is fantastic news for this new school which benefitted from a £13.5 million investment.
Nottingham City Council's Major Programmes team also beat off stiff competition to win the award for 'Best Local Government Project Team'. The judges were impressed with the team's delivery of £170 million worth of projects in 2010 and their commitment to ensuring that the projects create jobs and support local businesses.
Nottingham's LEP was selected as a finalist for the 'Public/Private Partnership Achievement of the Year' award. Although not selected as the winner, this is still a great achievement and recognition of the way in which the LEP uses the resources and expertise of different partners to bring benefits to our citizens.
Some of the most respected and experienced professionals from the public and private sectors selected Nottingham as the winner of the 'Best Education Project' award.
Nottingham also scooped the prestigious 'Projects Grand Prix' award, which recognises the best operational project that has delivered an outstanding improvement in public services for the benefit of the community it serves.
Nottingham's LEP won the 'LEP of the Year' award which
demonstrates that Nottingham's LEP is a true partnership with trust
at its heart and where partner organisations work as one towards
the same goal.
The judging panel, which was chaired by PfS Chief Executive, Tim Byles, said: "The LEP has a vision for what the partnership needs to look and feel like which it then translated into a series of practical and grounded actions. This has led to the LEP already delivering against its project specific targets as well as also evidencing the value it brings through being an infrastructure partner. Its early track record shows the LEP is delivering and that it now has the confidence to move on to the delivery of other non-school projects whilst maintaining its focus on the core BSF programme."