A SWINDON square has been commended for providing a boost to the town centre.

Wharf Green was recognised at the Civic Trust Awards 2009 ceremony at Arsenal’s Emirates Statdium on Wednesday night when Griff Rhys Jones presented awards to successful companies.

The awards attracted more than 400 entrants, and the winners were projects that are recognised as culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment.

Bernie Foulkes, of LDA Design, said: “We are delighted that Wharf Green won a commendation in the Civic Trust Awards.

“The square has given a real boost to the town centre and its ambitious long-term plans for regeneration.

“I have no doubt Swindon will be winning many more awards and I’m happy that we are a part of the excellent work taking place.”

Peter James, the chief executive of The New Swindon Company, said: “It’s wonderful to see all the hard work earning recognition.

“We have great plans for the town and are beginning to see these realised and the difference they are making to Swindon.”