PM's Award Finalists 2007

Winner 2007: Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Interior of London Academy

On 10 October Culture Minister Margaret Hodge named Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in North Yorkshire as the winner of the 2007 Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award. Commissioned from White Design by the Forestry Commission, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre stood out from a strong shortlist of 18 projects.

The judges said: 'The client had the vision to maximise sustainability in creating the building - and then to use it as an educational example for all visitors.'

2007 finalists

Paradise Park Children's Centre, London

Paradise Park Children's Centre

"A striking example of architecture coming together with nature."

Lower Witham flood defence scheme, Lincolnshire

Lower Witham flood defence scheme

"This fen protection contract took five years and ended with a delighted client."

Promenade of Light, London

Promenade of Light

"Streetscape design has transformed the pedestrian experience."

Keadby to Amcotts bank stabilisation, North Lincolnshire

Keadby to Amcotts bank stabilisation

"Good teamwork on a much needed environmental project."

National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire

National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Museum, Cosford, Shropshire

"Simple, striking, economical - smooth lines and robust industrial interiors."

Tilford Bridges, Surrey

Tilford Bridges

"The simplicity of the solution belies the complexity of the problem."

The Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre

Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre

"A first-class investment by the NHS."

Cleveleys coast protection, Lancashire

Cleveleys coast protection

"A striking response to an increasingly common problem."

The Rooftop Nursery, London

Rooftop Nursery

"Ingenious and cheerful use of roof space; a reminder that the fifth elevation can be used."

M60 widening junctions 5-8, Greater Manchester

M60 widening junctions 5-8

"Another tribute to on-time, on-budget construction and delivery."

Oldham library and lifelong learning centre, Greater Manchester

Oldham library and lifelong learning centre

"Designed and built to last and a focus for the community."

King's Cross St Pancras underground station, London

King's Cross St Pancras underground station

"Creates a much needed transport hub for the 2012 Olympics on an underground site of huge physical complexity."

Dunheved Bridge, Devon/Cornwall

Dunheved Bridge

"A difficult project achieved without disrupting Devon and Cornwall traffic times."

Kaleidoscope, London


"A delighted client and an exemplary care facility."

Victoria Footbridge, Hereford

Victoria Footbridge

"Successful collaboration has provided sustainability and prolonger the life of the footbridge."

Darlington Education Village, North Yorkshire

Darlington Education Village

"Making the case for every stage of school education on a single site."

The Bridge Arts Centre, Glasgow

Bridge Arts Centre

"A stylish and robust regneration project, helping to unite the community."

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