RICS: Search to find East Midlands’ standout community property projects

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The search to find the East Midlands’ standout built projects – that are having a significant positive impact on their local communities – is on, following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2019, East Midlands.

The annual RICS Awards celebrate the region’s top property projects that provide real value to the communities they serve by making them a better place to live, study, work or visit. The eight categories include Building Conservation, Residential, Commercial property and Infrastructure, and there’s an overall esteemed ‘Project of the Year’ title, awarded to the development that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.

Get Busy Living Centre in Melton Mowbray won the ‘Project of the Year’ title at this year’s RICS Awards, East Midlands and it will now compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November for the chance to be crowned the 2018 ‘UK Project of the Year.’

Each category award winner is also automatically entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final to compete against other regional winners for a chance to gain the national accolade in their respective category.

Category winners from the RICS Awards 2018, East Midlands – which will now compete for national awards – are:

  • Building Conservation – Delapre Abbey, Northampton 
  • Commercial – One Angel Square, Northampton
  • Community Benefit – Get Busy Living Centre, Melton Mowbray
  • Design through Innovation – STEM Building, Loughborough University
  • Infrastructure – The Mill Lane & Public Gateway Realm, Leicester
  • Regeneration – Melton Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray
  • Tourism & Leisure – One NK, Lincoln

Will Evans of EIGroup plc and Chair of Judges, for the RICS Awards, East Midlands said: “The properties we live in, and the buildings we visit or work and study in, can have a real impact on our wellbeing and output or productivity, and that’s what stands the RICS Awards out as they celebrate the built projects – regardless of budget or actual size – that are making a real difference to people’s lives.”

He adds: “Our region has some of the very best skilled property professionals, and these awards also celebrate the collaboration of such talented professionals and the teams that have delivered world-class built developments that are not only having a positive impact on their local communities, but often the wider economy by attracting visitors and investment to the region.

“We wish this year’s winners the best of luck in representing our region at the national Grand Final in November, and showing the other UK regions that the East Midlands offers some of the best places to live, work and visit thanks to these exemplary projects.”

The RICS Awards 2019, East Midlands are now open to enter until 25 January 2019. For more information and to nominate a project visit:

The RICS Awards 2019, East Midlands will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on Wednesday 15 May at Mecure Leicester, The Grand Hotel.

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