Windermere Jetty has scooped a major prize at Europe's longest-standing architectural awards.

Windermere Jetty has won a major award at the 2020 Civic Trust Awards.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

Windermere Jetty by Carmody Groake, was selected for the National Panel Special Award as the judges’ favourite scheme out of all the evening’s awards.

Judges said of Windermere Jetty: “A breathtakingly beautiful building. Clearly it is sighted in a wonderful location adjoining the lake, but the form and materiality of the complex does full justice to this setting.

“Viewed from both the land and the water, the overall assembly is truly poetic, and I have no hesitation in recommending this building for this award.”

Windermere Jetty was first established as a steamboat museum in 1977.

Since then, it has become a working destination, committed to conserving, saving and sharing its internationally important collection of various steamboats.

This is the latest award for Windermere Jetty which celebrates its first birthday later this month:

In November the Museum won biggest prize at the prestigious Architects Journal Architecture Awards.

Design of the Year, went to Carmody Groarke’s ‘remarkable’ Windermere Jetty which was described as ’simple, thoughtful and pragmatic’.

Windermere Jetty has also been shortlisted for the North West category of the Royal Institute of British Architects Awards 2020.

The ten projects that have been shortlisted are: Strawberry Field (Liverpool), The Gables (Liverpool), Alliance Manchester Business School (Manchester), Baker Place (Manchester), Hardman Square Pavillion (Manchester), Kentmere Hall Conservation and Alteration (Cumbria), Murrays' Mills (Manchester), The Oglesby Centre at Halle St Peter's (Manchester), Windermere Jetty Museum (Lake District), and Wythenshawe Hall (Manchester).

The winner of the regional award will be considered for the RIBA National Award which will be announced this summer.