Bracknell Forest Giants win a prestigious place-making award.

Bracknell Forest Council and The Lexicon were proud to scoop a giant award last night/ this evening, in recognition of the last summer’s spectacular events programme.   Industry experts agreed that the Bracknell Forest Giants, which captured the hearts and imaginations of Bracknell town visitors last August, were the worthy winners of a prestigious Pineapple Award.

Launched in 2019 by The Developer in partnership with Design Council, The Pineapples awards are unique in seeking to celebrate great places. They are awards that look for places that thrive, where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn.

Bracknell Forest Council and The Lexicon were proud to submit an entry for last year’s event and humbled to have scooped the award for Activation.

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “This award confirms that our collaborative approach is something worth celebrating. The competition was fierce with Bracknell Forest in a category against some incredible schemes from across the country. Our giants were met with a huge outpouring of love and affection from everyone who saw them, but to have our efforts rewarded in this way shows that we can compete against the best.”

Rob Morris, General Manager of The Lexicon, said: “We love creating events that the whole family can enjoy. The giants were so successful that we are bringing them back this year as part of our fifth birthday celebrations. We can’t wait for everyone to see how we have made this event even more impressive this year.”

The Bracknell Forest Giants were a partnership event between the borough council and The Lexicon and were brought to life by Bakehouse Factory, an interactive and theatrical events company. Over 120,000 people interacted with the giants last year, with 1,800 people visiting the Forest Friends Den. They were so successful they will return to the town centre this summer as part of the Bracknell Forest Festival.