THE £36 million renovation of the grade II listed Stanley Dock warehouse into a luxury destination hotel and conference venue in Liverpool has been commended at the 2016 Civic Trust Awards. The Civic Trust Awards scheme gives awards and commendations not only for good design, but also for the way in which scheme relates to its setting, to surrounding buildings and to the spaces in between. The annual awards rely on the support of hundreds of voluntary judges including architect assessors, local advisors and local authority representatives who assess aesthetics, quality of materials and finished building, accessibility, sustainability and local opinion. Commending Titanic Hotel, the judging panel said: “The scheme has brought new life into the building and into a neglected part of Liverpool’s historic docklands. The agreement of conservation principles and a sensitive design approach have ensured that the building has retained its industrial aesthetic and character.” Pat Power, director of the development said: “We are proud to be commended yet again for our continued passion and dedication to the development of Stanley Dock, a World Heritage site. This accolade is testament to our continued development while maintaining the original features and character of the area.” This commendation joins a list of awards Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse have received since it opened in July 2014. Highlights include winning ‘Overall Planning Achievement’ at the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Awards 2015 and ‘International Design Excellence’ at the Liverpool City Tourism Awards 2015.