FVRH & Larbert Woods Wins Building With Nature Award!

Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Larbert Woods has won the brand new Building with Nature National Award at this year’s Landscape Institute Awards.

The award recognizes inspirational design vision in the integration of high-quality green infrastructure into the built environment, and it champions a commitment to deliver that vision on the ground, ensuring that the multiple benefits of high-quality green infrastructure are felt by future generations.

This award champions schemes that have secured high-quality green infrastructure features at every stage of development: from planning, design, and implementation, through to management, maintenance and monitoring. With this award we want to inspire the UK built-environment industry, to raise the bar for green infrastructure and to deliver more places across the UK where people and wildlife can live and thrive together.

The LI judging panel praised Forth Valley Royal Hospital and Larbert Woods as “a national exemplar for NHS” that represented “value for money”. The panel appreciated how the integration of green infrastructure and the natural world into the scheme captured the preventative health benefits of green infrastructure I to visitors and outside population and remarked that it was a great win for a hospital to be doing such best practice, and to be able to share this best practice with the wider sector.

For more information on the award, visit buildingwithnature.org.uk.