Cedar Hall was announced as winner at the RIDBA Building Awards 2019 held last month at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre following an entry submitted by AC Bacon Engineering.

We are delighted to have won the Public Services category in this prestigious national competition which was judged overall by a diverse panel including the Senior Lecturer for Sustainable Building Research at Oxford Brookes University. Commenting that this ‘impressive building’ made good use of ‘environmentally friendly materials’ including a ground source heat pump whilst achieving an intrinsic design requirement that the ‘building’s aesthetics were to blend in with the immediate environment’.  Overall, the judges felt that this project adds value to the local community by ‘offering families a tranquil venue to spend time with loved ones’.

Springwatch presenter Lucy Cooke, who has a degree in Zoology from Oxford University delivered a fascinating speech sharing her knowledge and experience of the animal kingdom including how animals intelligently make their homes. Beavers build dams to protect against predators and provide an easy food source for the family whilst termites construct vast mounds to aid ventilation and allow cooling in the hot and humid countries they live in.

I am very proud of our achievements and pleased to be alongside other worthy winners in previous years including Deb and Bill Jordan who own and manage Pensthorpe Natural Park at Fakenham. Coincidentally, Deb Jordan officially opened the Cedar Hall last October and Springwatch has filmed at Pensthorpe for three years!


  • A peaceful place to be with your thoughts surrounded by nature. The Woodland Walk a carpet of Bluebells, such a wonderful sight. Looking forward to my next visit. TP
  • A real treasure. The carpet of bluebells are breathtaking. You must visit it to really appreciate the place. The benches are perfect for a quiet 10 minute reflection and listening to the birds. HM
  • This is a beautiful natural option for people. The setting is fabulous and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Well done. HD
  • What a wonderful part of our planet. So calm and peaceful. Mrs S
  • Beautiful bluebell walk with lovely easy access. The dog and I loved it LM
  • Absolutely fantastic, Matthew went above and beyond to cater for me and my partner, fantastic service during a difficult time, would recommend to anyone, thank you BR
  • Everyone is so helpful throughout the whole process of finding a lovely resting place for my mums ashes Thank you to the entire bluebell woods family xxx SB
  • The service Matt and all the other members of staff is exceptional. Just popping in for a walk you are always made welcome. Events like the Bluebell Walk and the Dove Release make it all the more special. Excellent place to go.and reflect. TM
  • What a perfectly peaceful and natural setting this woodland site is & the owners and staff are so friendly and helpful. The woodland walk, when the bluebells are in full bloom, is a breathtaking sight to behold. Whether you want to discuss a final resting place in a natural setting or would just like a peaceful walk in the fresh air, this is the place to go. JB
  • I just wanted to say than you for all your help organising the funeral. Matt was so kind and helped answer all the family's questions. We couldn't wish for a more beautiful plot for Melanie than in the Bluebell Woods. It's a wonderful place to come and reflect. Jack Berrens

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Old Church Road
Hainford, Norfolk, NR10 3BG