Fri, 29 May, 2020
TWI’s headquarters in Cambridge has become one of the latest iconic buildings around the UK to be lit up in support of the ‘Make It Blue’ campaign.
The campaign has seen buildings across the UK lit up with blue lights to show support to our NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TWI joins over 100 buildings, including The Judge Business School, the Anglia Ruskin University Nursing Campus and Airspace Hanger at IWM Duxford, in showing support for frontline workers.
TWI’s buildings at Granta Park near Cambridge won two Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards in 2017, including the RIBA Award East, for the design work of London’s Eric Parry Architects.
The main building of the three-building site was illuminated as part of the #MakeItBlue campaign, which was inspired by the NHS Clap For Our Carers campaign.
Industry leaders in events and entertainment wanted to create a simultaneous show of support, inviting landmarks across the country to participate.
TWI's Director of Operations, Mike Russell said, “TWI is delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate our support and gratitude for the amazing people of our NHS and essential support services, who have acted with such bravery and resilience during this extraordinary period. We are also grateful for the work of many colleagues at TWI in support of PPE systems, ventilator developments, running blood donor sessions and many other charitable and support activities. This challenge has brought the best out of our community in many areas and it is fitting to recognise all those involved via the make it blue campaign.”
You can find out more about #MakeItBlue here.