Boardwalk walks it
TRENT & MERSEY
THIS DRAMATIC EVENING view shows the Boardwalk at Mercia Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal, which has been named Britain’s Best Small Commercial Building at the grand final of the LABC Building Excellence Awards.
The Boardwalk is a promenade of six retailers, with offices above, centred around a two-storey bar and restaurant, and fronting on to a wooden walkway raised above the marina basin. LABC ( Local Authority Building Control) Chief Executive Paul Everall said: “This project is an excellent example of how a building can reflect the environmental context in which it is located.”