World title caps a ‘fantastic’ first year for landform

THE Lady of the North can now adopt a Miss World title as her epithet after triumphing at a global awards ceremony.

The massive Northumberlandia landform, near Blagdon, has been named the winner of the Best Landscape Architecture category at the International Property Awards.

The £3million project, which was developed by energy company the Banks Group and the Blagdon Estate, qualified for the gongs after winning the UK title, and managed to beat off competition from schemes in Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the United States to take the global crown.

The awards celebrate achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the commercial and residential property industry.

Banks Communications Manager, Katie Perkin, said: “Winning this global award provides a wonderful finale to a fantastic first full year at Northumberlandia.

“The quality of the landform’s design and construction, and the cultural, community and tourism impact that she’s having, have been widely recognised by both a range of awards and tens of thousands of people who’ve already been to visit her.”

Blagdon Estate Chief Executive, Bob Downer, added: “Everyone involved in Northumberlandia is delighted to receive this international award to add to the regional and national prizes already awarded.

“Blagdon Estate is privileged to be part of this project, which is now gaining recognition as a unique landscape and arts project, as well as a gateway to the rest of Northumberland, while enhancing the leisure facilities available to the local community.”