Saturday November 13, 2021
Derby-based Specialist Contractor, Cawarden, has secured two environmental accolades at the International Green Apple Environment Awards for the remediation and conservation work it carried out over several years at the former Summit Colliery site in Nottinghamshire.
Cawarden competed against more than 800 other nominations in the International Green Apple Awards, and they will be presented with their trophies and certificates at a glittering presentation ceremony at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London on Monday 15th November.
Working on behalf of Bolsover Properties Ltd, Cawarden is set to be recognised for the work it carried out in enabling the former colliery site to be re-developed for commercial/industrial use – all whilst providing a long-term sustainable solution to protect the existing botanical diversity that had flourished, including the Common Spotted-Orchid and Bee Orchid, and maintain the conservation status of Dingy Skipper butterflies.
The vision for the site was brought to life through the creation of new habitats and relocation of rare species from their current locations on the site to the periphery of the development.
The project succeeded beyond expectations and has provided the population with a long-term future in the area. Numbers are such that expansion into new habitats – beyond the existing range – will likely occur in the future.
The expertise provided by Butterfly Conservation and the willingness of the client, supported by ecologists, ensured the project’s success.
As a result of this International Green Apple Award success, Cawarden has been invited to accept Green World Ambassador status and their winning paper published in The Green Book (the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice) so that others around the world can follow their lead and learn from their achievement.
This will also entitle Cawarden to represent our country in the Green World Environment Awards that are held in a different country every year.
The Green Apple Awards are run by the Green Organisation – an international, independent, non-profit, non-political environment group that began in 1994 to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
I am delighted for Cawarden and the project at Summit Colliery to be confirmed as a winner in the International Green Apple Awards. Receiving these fantastic accolades is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the entire team of creating a sustainable development. I am incredibly proud of everything that has been achieved at Summit and I hope it serves as an example of best practice to similar projects in the future. My best wishes to the Cawarden team ahead of the presentation ceremony in London.”