Huddersfield, UK (10th December, 2012) – Pod Space®, one of the UK’s most well-known designers and retailers of eco homes, received the Best Eco/Sustainability Build Award at the recent Northern Design Awards.
The Northern Design Awards is an annual ceremony bringing together northern designers, retailers and property developers to celebrate the year’s best achievements; in celebration of the ceremony’s 10th year, this was the biggest event yet, with 300 of the region’s most renowned designers and architects in attendance. The judging panel consisted of: Wayne Hemingway, founder of the famous Red or Dead brand; Linda Barker, who became a household name following her work on BBC1’s hit programme Changing Rooms; Geoff Alsop (RIBA Chairman); Nick Monroe; Jan Constantine; the editors of Livingetc and famed garden designer Diarmuid Gavin.
The ceremony took place at Manchester Central on Friday the 30th of November, and saw 21 awards handed out over three categories: Architecture & Build, Design in Retail, and Design. Pod Space was presented with the Best Eco/Sustainability Build Award, in honour of their Eco Holiday Retreat, which was designed to complement and enhance the natural environment in which it was set whilst providing the customer’s family with a comfortable, open-plan build to help them make the most of their time together. Featuring FSC Siberian larch cladding, E double-glazed energy glass windows, “A”-rated BRE steel panels and apex lights on the roof, the Eco Holiday Retreat is an innovative design Pod Space feels demonstrates their unique skillset.
“Competition was tough in this year’s Northern Design Awards, with many fantastic designs in the running, but we’re thrilled to have been honoured for our hard work,” a spokesperson for Pod Space said. “We have seen a huge surge in enquiries for holiday homes, and the Eco Holiday Retreat was a response to this – we aimed to create a building with the best quality of materials without compromising on its eco credentials, which is obviously paramount to us. Winning this award is a real testament to the exceptional work our team puts into each project, and we’d like to congratulate the evening’s other winners on their achievements.”
For more information on Pod Space® and their design services, visit their site at http://www.pod-space.co.uk/ contact them on 0845 519 0406.
About Pod Space®:
Pod Space’s focus is very much on providing ecologically sound additional living spaces for everyone to enjoy. As such, there is a range of garden buildings to suit all budgets, from the Micro Pod to the Eco Pod and larger bespoke homes. Since conception, the company’s reputation has grown and it is now one of the leading recognised pod providers in the UK, having been featured in The Sunday Times, Real Homes and Grand Designs.
Pod Space, The Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Zip: HD1 1RL
Tel: 0845 519 0406