The search to find the South West's most inspirational and community beneficial property projects is now on
The annual RICS Awards celebrate the region’s top built initiatives and developments – in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure – that provide significant value to the communities they serve. Every year the esteemed awards attract hundreds of entries from all over the South West including small-scale dynamic projects, and large multi-million pound developments.
Chair of the RICS Awards, South West judging panel, Mark Robinson FRICS of WYG said: “Projects entered into these awards must have completed within the last three years, and the South West certainly has an abundance of exemplary and truly pioneering built projects that have completed during this time, which fully deserve the recognition that winning an RICS Award can bring.”
He adds: “The RICS Awards 2018, South West coincide with RICS celebrating its 150-year anniversary so it’s an ideal time to celebrate the achievements of our local property professionals, on a diverse range of built initiatives, not to mention the positive impact their talent and expertise has on our local communities.”
There are eight categories to enter in which local property professionals must demonstrate how they have used their skills to develop, regenerate and conserve the environment in which we live and work. These are: Building Conservation, Community Benefit, Commercial Property, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential, and Tourism & Leisure.
There is also an overall ‘Project of the Year title’, awarded to the entry that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. This year, the title went to the ground-breaking building, which is redefining UK service stations, Gloucester Services. The entry also won the Infrastructure and Community Benefit categories.
All category winners go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2018, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.
The 2018 RICS Awards, South West are now open to enter. The deadline to nominate a project is 26 January 2018 and an Early Bird discount is available for entries submitted by 30 November 2017. Visit www.rics.org/awards to apply.