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Tommy Walsh at Bletchley Park

Britain’s secret WW2 research centre voted top in Building with Pride awards

The battle is over and Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire has been named the victor in the Wickes Building with Pride awards.

The public have been voting over the past two months for the building they would be most proud to put their name to and Bletchley, made famous for its role in shortening the Second World War, has come out on top.

From the 30 finalists, the top five buildings are:

1.Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes

2.The Needles Old Battery, Isle of Wight

3.The Cavern Club, Liverpool

4.The Spinnaker, Portsmouth

5.Leith Hill Tower, Dorking

Tommy Walsh, commenting on the win said: “Bletchley Park is not only a great building but it’s also where some of the most important intelligence work of the Second World War took place. The British public have rightly recognised this as their first ‘Building with Pride.”

Matthew Critchley, Brand Communications Director, Wickes said: “The public have really taken this search to heart and have chosen a building that holds an incredibly important place in the British psyche. Bletchley Park has come to signify British ingenuity, courage and pride. I can’t think of a more worthy winner of the first ‘Building with Pride’ awards.”

Bletchley Park is now the home to the National Codes Centre and the National Museum of Computing. For more information on the estate please go to

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About Wickes

·The Wickes ‘Building with Pride’ search is a chance to celebrate the quality of workmanship in the UK

·From the past to the present day, many buildings carry a secret mark made by the tradesmen involved to indicate their pride in their work. As a nation we should be as proud of these buildings as the tradesmen who built them

·Tommy Walsh has joined forces with Wickes to identify the building that the great British public would put their name to if they could

·Wickes has 193 stores nationwide and is an established brand within the UK DIY Market. Wickes stores are designed to appeal to serious DIY customers who carry out more complex projects and tradesmen who undertake general repairs, maintenance/ improvement projects for households. As well as for customers looking for a complete service for kitchens and bathrooms, including affordable quality ranges with an expert design and planning service

For further information, please contact Marie Efthymiou on 020 7842 3200 or

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