Hicks Lodge short listed for two more Awards!

We are pleased to announce that the Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre project completed by Robert Woodhead has been short listed for two more prestigious awards.

The NFB Award winners will be announced on Thursday 24 May 2012 at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

“The Hicks Lodge project has won numerous awards already but to add a further two would be amazing,” comments Peter Winson, Site Manager for Robert Woodhead Ltd at the Hicks Lodge development.

Craig Pygall, Contracts Manager at Robert Woodhead continues, “This is an outstanding project that we are very proud especially as it is the first BREEAM Excellent new build for The National Forest Company. Being short listed and winning Awards shows just what we have achieved.”

“The Hicks Lodge project was also short listed for the RICS Community Benefit Award which was particularly pleasing as the Lodge has connected communities and enhanced the local economy with the creation of 15 local jobs. The competition was strong with 11 other worthy projects short listed,” commented Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd.

Stephen Anelay FRICS and lead judge also highlighted, “The RICS Awards recognise exceptional contributions to conservation and enhancement of our built and natural environment. With a record number of national entries, the regional judges are going to be faced with assessing the most hotly contested competition ever…”

For more details on the project watch our YouTube video: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre – An Exemplar Sustainable Building Designed to BREEAM Excellent or check out the written case study: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre in the National Forest.


Photo 1: Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre, Near Moira, Leicestershire – designed and built to BREEAM Excellent

Hicks Lodge Project Information

The Hicks Lodge site was reclaimed from open cast mining and the new build forms a hub for cycle enthusiasts, providing high quality facilities and accommodating for all their cycling needs in a custom built environment.

Incorporating Woodhead’s knowledge of green technologies, Hicks Lodge utilises sustainable timber throughout, solar panels, a biomass boiler and a sustainable urban drainage (SUD) system in an airtight structure. These are all design elements which make a significant contribution to sustainable development principles. In fact, only one site skip was used during the build with less than 3% of waste going to landfill. Set in the National Forest the project was designed to BREEAM Excellent standard.

The project has already received recognition as follows: