Awards

The National Memorial Arboretum is the proud recipient of, or has been involved in, a number of awards. These provide something of an insight into the many areas in which we’ve sought and achieved excellence on the journey towards becoming recognised nationally as the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance.


RIBA West Midlands Regional Award 2017
RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year Award 2017
RIBA National Award 2017
The RIBA awards are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence, recognising the best architecture, architects, research and students. A RIBA Regional Award is given to a UK building for its regional importance as a piece of architecture.  The RIBA National Awards are given to buildings across the UK recognised as significant contributions to architecture. 

RICS Awards 2017, West Midlands
Community Benefit category – Winner
Tourism & Leisure category – Winner
The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

Civic Voice Design Awards - New Buildings Category - Highly Commended
The Civic Voice Design Awards are the people’s choice for architecture and the built environment. The awards are a national celebration of well-designed new build, heritage and public realm projects nominated by local community organisations. The awards recognise buildings and spaces that are loved by local people and are judged for both their high quality design along with their positive impact on the local community.  

Enjoy Staffordshire 2014 Tourism Awards - Highly Commended
The Arboretum were awarded a Highly Commended award in the Large Visitor Attraction category at the 2014 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards.  

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2010

The National Memorial Arboretum's volunteers are members of one of the volunteering bodies to win HM The Queen’s prestigious Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE. The 120 Volunteers give outstanding service and support to the Arboretum and its visitors, contributing a total of more than 28,000 hours in 2010.

European Best Practice Award 2010
The European Aggregates Association recognised Lafarge's role in the creation of the National Memorial Arboretum site on a former sand and gravel quarry, helping it to become an area of beauty, a haven for wildlife and a place of great historic importance within beautiful wooded parkland. Lafarge has been instrumental in the creation and sustained development of the Arboretum, providing expertise and materials, involvement as a Trustee and active involvement in our management, landscaping and communications committees.

Cooper Heyman Cup 2009
The Cooper-Heyman Cup is the premier national restoration award for projects of an exceptional standard and reflects the Arboretum’s ‘massive environmental, social and economic benefits'. 

Lafarge and the National Memorial Arboretum scooped the top national award for land restoration. Presented by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) in London, the accolade celebrates the environmental, social and economic benefits resulting from the development of the Arboretum on the site of one of Lafarge's former sand and gravel quarries.