Yorkshire property projects in battle to gain national recognition

Five award winning property schemes in Yorkshire and Humber will go head-to-head against other accolade winning property projects from across the UK, for a chance to gain national recognition at this year’s RICS Awards Grand Final 2015.

The following category winners from this year’s RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards – which were held in May and are better known as the regional property Oscars – are hoping to put the region on the map by being recognised nationally for adding real value to the communities that they serve:

  • Building Conservation – Acre Mills, Huddersfield
  • Community Benefit  – Chapel FM, Leeds
  • Design through Innovation  – Esholt Bio Energy Project, Bradford
  • Regeneration – Penistone Town Centre Regeneration Scheme, Penistone
  • Infrastructure – Scarborough Bathing Water Scheme, Scarborough

The impressive shortlist for the RICS Awards Grand Final – taking place in London on 16 October – is made up of category winners which triumphed in their regional RICS Awards heat, and will now be pitted against their national peers in the hope of winning the overall award in their respective category.

The nominations in each of the five categories range from small scale pioneering schemes, through to multi million pound developments. Those shortlisted, are also in the running for the highest national accolade; the RICS Project of the Year award, won last year by Penarth Pier, a fully restored Art Deco Pier Pavilion, refurbished by R&M Williams for Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd.

David Tuffin, judging chairman, RICS Awards, said: “With such a high calibre of entries from across the UK, the judges have a tough task to select the category winners, let alone the Project of the Year.

“This is testament to the quality of projects that have reached this final stage of the RICS Awards; it is great to see the positive impact that these schemes are having on local and wider communities.”

Chapel FM CB
Chapel FM, Leeds

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