Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in North Yorkshire has won the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award. Commissioned from White Design by the Forestry Commission, it came top of a strong shortlist of 18 projects. The judges hailed in particular its uncompromising commitment to sustainability.
Nigel Smith, OGC chief executive, said: 'The Prime Minister's Award is unique. It recognises high-quality design - essential for a good public building - but also efficient procurement; good teamwork between client, designer, contractor and specialist; sound financial management and whole-life value for money; and sustainability. I would like to see all publicly funded building projects setting their sights this high.'