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Indigo picks up the “Heritage and Culture” RTPI Regional Award for Planning Excellence

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Indigo received the accolade for their work on the Backbarrow Ironworks scheme located within the Lake District National Park. Indigo assisted the development of a site containing 17 part-built live work units, two large vacant offices and the remnants of Backbarrow Ironworks – a charcoal fuelled furnace built in 1711, believed to be the only remaining example of its type – considered one of the most at-risk industrial plots in England.

The RTPI judges commented:

"...in conservation terms this is an excellent project and the works to preserve and repair/consolidate have been well executed. The Judges were impressed that the Developers and the Trust had carried out repairs to the Ironworks in advance of occupation - this is commendable as they are often costly, time consuming and left to the end of the project."

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