Leeds project in the running for prestigious national award

Monday, 2nd October 2017, 9:30 am
Updated Monday, 2nd October 2017, 10:40 am

A Leeds property scheme is among six from Yorkshire and the Humber that will go head-to-head against over 95 others from across the UK next month, for a chance to gain national honours at the 2017 RICS Awards Grand Final.

The six category winners from this year’s annual RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber – which were held in May – were recognised as the region’s most inspiring and community beneficial built projects, and are now hoping to put Yorkshire and Humber on the map by being recognised nationwide:

They include; Design through Innovation - Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd HQ, Leeds, Regeneration – Fox Valley, Sheffield, Building Conservation - Clementhorpe Maltings, York, Commercial - Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Community Benefit - East Riding Leisure, Bridlington, Infrastructure - Bransholme Storm Water Pumping Station, Hull, Residential - Clementhorpe Maltings, York, Tourism & Leisure - East Riding Leisure, Bridlington.

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The ‘Project of the Year’ winner from each region will also be in the running for the highest national accolade; the ‘2017 RICS UK Project of the Year’ award. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s new state-of-the-art Event Centre in Harrogate won the title at this year’s RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber, where it also won the Commercial property award.

Chair of the judging panel for the RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber, Rob Hindle of White Hindle & Partners said: “The RICS Awards showcase the achievements and community impact of each region’s most inspirational built initiatives and developments, and this year’s winners from the Yorkshire and Humber heat are truly exemplary and world-class.

“The teams behind them have demonstrated just what can be achieved with vision, exceptional skills and a solid team effort approach. I wish them all the very best of luck in having their talent and expertise recognised nationally, and gaining nationwide recognition for the positive impact these built projects are having on their local communities.”

The 2017 RICS Awards Grand Final will take place on November 2 at the InterContinental London, Park Lane Hotel (12-4pm), and will be hosted by BBC Breakfast News and Sport Anchor, Dan Walker.

To book to attend visit: www.rics.org/awards or T: 020 7695 1600.