Board­walk walks it

TRENT & MERSEY

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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.”

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