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When described, the Jackson Foundation can now add the prefix ‘award winning’!


When described, the Jackson Foundation can now add the prefix ‘award winning’.


In a category that included the beautiful new Fox Atrium at Falmouth University, the Jackson Foundation won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for Best Contribution to Sustainability in the Built Environment (Retro-fit) on Friday night.


Against stiff but friendly competition the panel of judges noted that ground-source heat pumps, highly efficient solar panels and electric vehicles contributed to the Jackson Foundation’s carbon-positive credentials. This together with the positive knock on impact the Foundation has had on other local businesses in the area, the sympathetic approach to the retro-fit and the build process itself through use of local tradespersons and materials – while preserving the  building’s existing structure where possible and improving upon what had perished – all combined to clinch this prestigious accolade.


The Jackson Foundation was also named runner-up in the Best Managed Micro Business category.


Jackson Foundation Director Caroline Jackson said:


“We are delighted to have received these awards in recognition of the joined up thinking behind the retro fit of this beautiful old building.


We project managed with a strong green agenda throughout and continue to do so in the everyday of the gallery. This is in the very fabric of the building.


We will continue to build on this with our on going partnerships between art and the environmental sector with the backing of our hard working and enthusiastic team.


It is heartening to receive acknowledgement of the unique nature of this art space – an (intrinsically) environmentally aware and informed gallery for Cornwall and the South West.”