The HALO Kilmarnock was a finalist at last night’s UK Energy Innovation Awards 2019.
Nominated in the Social Impact category, the HALO was recognised for its innovative approach to delivering real social improvements such as the environment, generating jobs and enhancing the local economy.
The judges were impressed with the HALO’s vision for a positive and lasting impact in not only its local area but also in wider communities and how it will contribute to a sustainable energy and utility future.
Supported by the Energy Industries Council, the awards held in Liverpool are a high-profile event with key players in the energy industry competing across 12 categories that reflect the rapidly changing industry.
A highlight in the calendar of the energy sector the awards gave the HALO, which recently announced Morrison Construction as its main Phase One contractor, an opportunity to showcase its energy innovations.
The HALO Kilmarnock is a £63m brownfield urban regeneration project on a 23-acre site, formerly the home of Johnnie Walker, the world’s leading Scotch whisky, which will provide a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter where people can live, work, learn and play.
Marie Macklin CBE, Founder and Executive Chair of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, said: “To be a finalist at these awards is a massive honour for the HALO. One of the driving forces behind the HALO is ‘Social Impact’ and our first HALO in Kilmarnock will have a positive effect not only on the local community but across the whole of Scotland.
“These awards are attended by some of the key players in the energy industry so we are really excited to be shortlisted alongside them and showcasing how the HALO will deliver a sustainable community approach to a low carbon mixed-use development providing jobs, economic growth and clean energy.
“Our congratulations go to Egnida on winning the award.”