Swansea tidal lagoon scores double at Planning Awards

The design for the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project has been declared a winner in two separate categories of the Planning Awards.

Tidal Lagoon Power, the developer behind the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon scheme, won the award in the Infrastructure planning category.

The Swansea tidal lagoon project also took home an award for sustainability, with both Tidal Lagoon Power and London-based consultancy LDA Design, carrying the nomination in this category.

Alex Herbert, Tidal Lagoon Power’s Head of Consents, said: “These awards are testament to the outstanding professional planning work undertaken by our own team in partnership with LDA Design as our master planners.

“They reinforce what we have always said: this iconic infrastructure project will transform the way in which we meet the UK’s future electricity demand and the relationship between power stations and the communities that host them.”

The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon has a design life of 120 years, with an annual net power output of 400GWh.

The lagoon will not only provide carbon-free energy, but will also include national sailing center, a new visitor center, maritime park, beach and saltwater marsh.

The Planning Awards, organized by Planning magazine in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource, were held in London on June 21, 2017.