East Midlands projects go head to head as RICS Awards 2018 shortlist released


Twenty three of the most innovative and community beneficial property projects from across the East Midlands are set to go against some of the region’s best in this year’s RICS Awards 2018, East Midlands.

The awards which are known as the property Oscars highlight the great talent involved for shaping the East Midland’s built environment. This year sees some of the most innovative and collaborative projects from across the region including Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire.

The seven categories for 2018 are: Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration and Tourism & Leisure.

The category winners will then go forth for the acclaimed Project of the Year title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Last year saw GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham win the esteemed title for its innovative approach to contemporary design and careful consideration to eliminating it’s carbon footprint within 25 years.

Chair of the RICS Awards 2018, East Midlands judging panel, Will Evans of EIGroup PLC said:

“This year we have received some very diverse and outstanding projects from all parts of the East Midlands. Each and every project showcases the exceptional talent behind these buildings of our future. The variety of projects highlights the development that is happening right across the region and I am confident 2018 will be a hotly contested year. I look forward to celebrating the successes of this region’s exceptional talent and projects at this year’s ceremony in May.”

All category winners will 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 RICS Awards 2018, East Midlands which will be held on Thursday 3 May at The Belfry in Nottingham, will be hosted by popular TV & Radio Presenter Janine Machin. Tickets for the ceremony and black tie dinner can be booked online at