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The 2022 RICS Awards - UK

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

Following an impressive selection of entries into this year's awards, where professionals have faced numerous challenging conditions, we're proud to announce the regional winners for the RICS UK Awards 2022. See who won each category below.

All winners will go on to compete at the national Grand Final in London on 21 October, and with tickets now on sale, make sure you are there to celebrate and network with the very best of the UK industry on this very special evening.

Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for the video announcements of the regional winners on Wednesday 18 May

Winners will be announced by award category at the following times;

  • Commercial Development – 10:00
  • Community Benefit – 11:00
  • Heritage Project – 12:00
  • Public Sector Project – 13:00
  • Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project – 14:00  
  • Residential Project – 15:00

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UK Winners

  • East of England - Stane Retail Park nominated by The Churchmanor Estates Company 

    The newly constructed park comprises 173,000 sq. ft (ground floor) retail space with considerable community benefits. Confirmed occupiers include B&Q, Aldi, M&S, Greggs, Cook and Mountain Warehouse. The Park is exceptionally well designed, of very high quality, fully landscaped, and has been delivered despite national economic challenges relating to the ever-changing retail market, Brexit, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Judges’ comments  - This scheme harnesses the changing retail world, whilst taking into consideration within its design, its surroundings, through low environmental impact materials, rainwater harvesting and EV charging for cycles. 

    London – Hylo nominated by Arcadis

    Hylo is an exemplar £140m mixed-use development in London’s vibrant and commercially significant Old Street area, delivering 25,800m² of office/retail space and 25 social homes across 29 floors.

    Commissioned by CIT, with Arcadis as cost consultant and Mace as main contractor, the innovative design retained a significant amount of the original building’s sub and superstructure as a sustainable solution to lower concrete use and carbon emissions, acting as a blueprint for future projects.

    Judges’ comments - Using cutting-edge solutions, Hylo overcame highly complex challenges with smart engineering and was delivered on time and to budget, with high levels of social value and far-reaching sustainability benefits, including BREEAM ‘Excellent’. 

    North West - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre nominated by Robertson 

    In constructing the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre North West in Preston, Robertson has delivered the first building of its kind in the area for The University of Sheffield, extending the AMRC’s footprint across the North. The whole team was driven by an open, collaborative, innovative spirit. Together, our creative approaches and determination have made this state-of-the-art project a reality. The new facility not only places Lancashire at the forefront of advanced manufacturing and technologies, but is a catalyst for inward investment, supporting businesses in the region to innovate, drive up productivity, and lead towards a smart, sustainable, and resilient future.

    Judges’ comments - This state-of-the-art development had innovation at its core and the research centre will support both large and SME sized businesses in the Lancashire area.

    Northern Ireland - Merchant Square nominated by Felix O'Hare & Co Ltd 

    Merchant Square has become one of the catalyst structures within the Belfast skyline. Completely transformed from its previous concrete façade, the revisited Merchant Square provides a distinct identity augmenting the existing urban frontages, the use of Corten steel cladding resonates with the city’s industrial heritage and draws inspiration from the red and orange hues of Belfast’s brickwork.

    Delivered within Belfast 1, the project was technically challenging with over 250 piles and 1000 tonne of steel installed. Completed during the pandemic, Merchant lead the redevelopment of the Linen Quarter and uplifted the area.

    Judges’ comments - This project was chosen because complex construction issues were overcome while tenants were still in place and the building demonstrates strong sustainability credentials. 

    Scotland - Campus Central at the University of Stirling nominated by Robertson 

    This vibrant new facility provides collaborative digitally connected study, research, and social spaces for the campus community. Cafes, retail, and student service spaces are provided together with a new entrance for the Macrobert Arts Centre. The project included the provision of a new transportation hub, removing traffic from the centre of campus to create a pedestrianised Queen’s Court and new west entrance, allowing the new building to connect to the University’s unique landscape.

    Judges’ comments - This is an example of a pro-actively delivered project in challenging circumstances influenced heavily by the existing condition of the building and, by budget constraints. It has positive sustainability credentials, and the end users are clearly delighted with their building 

     

    South West - Ada Lovelace Building nominated by Midas Construction 

    The Ada Lovelace Building is Exeter Science Park’s first net zero carbon in operation building and provides versatile workspace for STEMM businesses. This striking development expresses the precision and accuracy expected of scientific research whilst retaining a sense of harmony with the external environment.

    Designed by LHC Design and KTA and delivered by Midas Construction (as part of a pipeline of innovation spaces to support the Park’s vision of a knowledge-based economy in the South West) the project supports better jobs, higher productivity, and economic growth, and was successfully delivered through innovation and exemplar collaboration between all project partners.

    Judges’ comments - This project provides a versatile, futureproofed, commercially viable workspace, in a net zero carbon operation facility that also boasts a high-quality and inspiring environment to work in. 

    Wales - Goodsheds nominated by Asbri Planning

    Situated in the centre of Barry, South Wales, Goodsheds is the first new sustainable urban high street in the UK where people can work, eat, live, and play. It provides a mixture of the best independent food & drink, boutique retail & lifestyle and spaces to do business.

    Goodsheds, one unique setting, in one unique town, is split into three unique locations, true to the original dock setting, and each with their own personality and offering (The Shipyard, The Sidings, The Tracks).

    Judges’ comments - This project presented a thoughtful, sensitive, and sustainable approach towards the regeneration of an industrial heritage location within Barry town docks. 

    West Midlands - i9 Building nominated by the City of Wolverhampton Council 

    The i9 building in Wolverhampton represents a truly exemplar project. It successfully brings together the private and public sectors to deliver new commercial office floor space whilst overcoming viability barriers. The i9 building combines award-winning architecture with a sustainable approach that embodies innovative construction techniques and a location at the heart of the city's transport interchange. Despite significant challenges throughout the build programme, not least the Covid-19 pandemic, the project has been delivered on programme and to budget. Now fully let, the building has an increased significance as the first government department HQ outside of London.

    Judges’ comments - This project showcases a great collaboration between public and private sectors, linking property and infrastructure, delivered throughout a challenging period. 

    Yorkshire & Humber - Hudson Quarter nominated by Turner & Townsend

    A development of 39,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space and 127 apartments. The accommodation is housed in four contemporary designed buildings, around a central courtyard. The £35m project was completed in April 2021 and is now being occupied by residents and office tenants. The site is in a highly sensitive location, only a few metres from York City Walls, and required a very sympathetic design solution. The design team worked with City of York Council to develop a design concept which responded to its surroundings including a new pedestrian route through the site linking the Micklegate area to York Station.

    Judges’ comments - This project was recognised for overcoming a challenging planning environment, with the result being a modern and sensitive design, whilst creating record breaking rental values in York. 

  • East Midlands - Nottingham Castle nominated by Purcell 

    Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the scheduled monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle's heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.

    Judges’ comments - This project is a well-considered and executed revitalisation of a much-loved community asset, which has been saved for the benefit of many and will bring visitors to the city. 

    East of England - Lord Nelson Public House nominated by Holkham Estate Company Ltd 

    The Holkham Estate has taken a very important community asset and reinvested in its long-term future. The work has been restorative although significant investment has been made in extending and modernising a building which is situated in the village of Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson.

    The preservation and rejuvenation of the Lord Nelson pub provides a landmark and opportunity to celebrate the best of Norfolk. This provides a much important meeting place for the local community, supports local businesses and the local tourism economy, and creates local employment.

    Judges’ comments - Not only does the sensitively restored building celebrate a national and local hero, but it also provides a centrepiece for the local community, businesses and tourism in the area. 

    London - The Wilds, Barking Riverside nominated by Barking Riverside Ltd and L&Q 

    The Wilds at Barking Riverside is a new multi-purpose community, ecology, and event space. With community benefit embedded in every aspect of The Wilds, the building brings important new facilities to Barking Riverside and has been delivered with community partnerships to extend opportunities. A dual-purpose facility, The Wilds, houses the collection centre for the largest single vacuum waste system in Europe, by Swedish company Envac, and is a place the public can learn about the wildlife and environment of the local area. At The Wilds, the community comes together to experience free programmes, exhibitions and resources that promote making sustainable choices.

    Judges’ comments - The successful fusion of traditionally incompatible land uses is not only, impressive in terms of technical achievement, but provides a tangible example of what can be achieved with innovative thinking and positive relationships with community led initiatives. 

     

    North East - NUCASTLE Community Hub nominated by Robertson Group 

    Delivered by Robertson, NUCASTLE is home to the Newcastle United Foundation and provides fantastic new workspace for the charity’s 120 employees, and first rate facilities for the 100,000 people who will pass through its doors each year.

    Focused on ‘transforming lives’ through education, personal development and recreation for young people and adults living in areas of high unemployment in the North East; amenities include a superb rooftop football pitch, dividable classrooms, multi-purpose sports hall, smart fitness suite and digital hub.

    The building incorporates glazing and materials that function efficiently, but also stimulate visual interest and convey a welcoming and inclusive environment.

    Judges’ comments - The NUCASTLE community hub, home to the Newcastle United Foundation, provides a  fantastic new workspace for the charity’s 120 employees and first-rate facilities for the 100,000 people who will pass through its doors each year. 

     North West - Broughton House nominated by Dooley Associates Ltd 

     

    The Broughton House project team, successfully delivered against a challenging brief, creatively, financially, and logistically. Not only were the scope and budget of the two-stage development respected, but the entire project was also handled with empathy and care to the existing residents, for whom, Broughton will be their final home.

    The project was not without complications, but through multi-lateral collaboration, creative problem solving and a professional approach, both the client team and principal funders remained confident in the continuation and delivery of the project. The project was handed over in November 2021, with more than double the capacity of the original facility.

    Judges’ comments - The facilities provided by the Broughton House veteran care village are of unquestionable benefit to the community. The building was delivered by a professional team that collaborated closely to meet financial constraints and associated changes to specifications without compromising on the final result. 

    Northern Ireland - An Chroi Community Hub nominated by Doherty Architects 

    Top of the Hill Community Centre, as it was previously known, was constructed in the 1970’s and was located on the Bard Hill Road in Gobnascale. The centre was demolished in 2011 due to poor accessibility and condition.

    This new community centre, named An Chroí, ('The heart' in Irish) for Derry City and Strabane District Council and Hillcrest Trust includes a creche, youth wing, training spaces and a multi-purpose hall encircling a central communal courtyard. The centre creates a focal point or gateway to a wider set of developments at the Top of the Hill Park and surrounding area.

    Judges’ comments - This is an excellent example of community benefit with several design challenges overcome through teamwork and innovation. 

    Scotland - Merkinch Primary School and Family Centre nominated by Robertson 

    Robertson made a commitment to deliver Merkinch Primary School and Family Centre as a mass timber structure, bringing wide-ranging benefits; from a better-value, lower-carbon project that was quicker to build for The Highland Council, to a healthier, more productive learning environment for school children and a valuable asset for the community of Merkinch.

    We take huge pride in what we have designed and constructed; the largest application of a glulam/CLT structure in a school in Scotland. By championing the timber approach, delivered through close collaboration and attention to detail, we reduced cost and improved quality for our customer and the children.

    Judges’ comments - This is an excellent example of collaboration to provide positive outcomes across a variety of aspects of the design and delivery process. Great use of the CLT construction technique to provide visual, environmental, and building specification improvements, and all achieved within a challenging timeframe 

    South East - Bradbury View nominated by Ridge and Partners LLP  

    Bradbury View is a residential extension to Winchester charity Trinity’s Day centre, creating 12 en-suite apartments and communal facilities to help vulnerable people transition away from homelessness. The sustainable, psychologically informed design provides a supportive environment to help transform lives.

    The facility, the first of its kind in the UK, provides wellbeing, friendly accommodation in conjunction with the activities, therapies and treatment Trinity offers. The project team worked collaboratively to ensure the delivery of a high-quality building suitable for the complex requirements of Trinity and its residents.

    Judges comments - The team worked collaboratively to overcome challenging site conditions and to adopt a less wasteful, faster modern method of construction.    

    South West - East Quay nominated by Midas Construction 

    East Quay is a living project reflecting the vibrant and dynamic life in Watchet. Onion Collective’s methods of co-creating and participating with the local people will no doubt be a blueprint for future communal revitalisation projects. As East Quay continues to evolve with time, it showcases ways that architecture can respond and make change at the heart of a community.

    “We wanted to change the sense that there are no opportunities here. Rather than see the usual kind of commercial development that has no community benefit, we wanted to empower people to shape the place themselves, " Georgie Grant, Onion Collective.

    Judges’ comments - This project demonstrated a sustainable design full of interest, responding sensitively to the local context. The range of diverse end users, including holiday lets, artists’ studios and workspace support the needs of the community whilst also promoting long-term viability. 

    Wales - The STEAM Academy nominated by Rio Architects

    The STEAM Academy was delivered for Bridgend College at their further education campus in Pencoed. A building of exceptional quality in both design and finish, was completed on programme and below budget. End user feedback has been extremely positive, and the newly created environment has transformed the teaching and learning experience of the college’s staff and students.

    Good communication and collaboration between client, design and contracting teams despite the difficult circumstances created by the pandemic throughout the construction period, has been a critical part in the success of the project and has resulted in an exemplar educational facility for the community.

    Judges’ comments - This project is a great example of bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area. This facility will help to transform the lives of not just those based there but the wider community.

    West Midlands - The Wigley Group nominated by The Wigley Group 

    Daimler Powerhouse, once home to the world famous car factory, has been transformed from a dilapidated industrial site into the first purpose-built and collaborative art production facility in Coventry.

    The Wigley Group played a key role in the inception, design, procurement, construction and funding of the regeneration, in time for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

    Daimler Powerhouse is a centre of creative excellence, providing dedicated spaces for artists and creative companies led by Godiva Awakes Trust and Imagineer Productions.

    Its innovation and collaboration have been widely praised by visitors, including the Prince of Wales who visited shortly after opening.

    Judges’ comments - This project delivers wide community benefits as part of a culturally significant event for the city of Coventry and celebrates the industrial heritage of the city. 

    Yorkshire & Humber - Kellingley Colliery nominated by CRT Property Investments 

    Kellingley Colliery (Big K) was the last deep coal mine to close in 2015. As the miners left the site, the gates were shut. That was until CRT Property Investments Ltd submitted plans for a £3.8m speculative development that would breathe new life into the former pit, starting a new chapter and leaving a positive legacy for the site.

    Today stands a 39,000 sq. ft development, providing start-up and scale-up businesses with access to good quality commercial accommodation. The build is surrounded by rural landscaping and is the only inland distribution park to offer trimodal connectivity.

    Judges’ comments - This is an impressive project that created significant social value outcomes, whilst maximising European Regional Development funding to underpin the viability of the scheme. It provides an employment & skills legacy alongside a sustainable asset that will attract new investment in Kellingley. 

  • East Midlands - The Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Project nominated by The Trevor Osborne Property Group 

    Sitting in the centre of Buxton, the Crescent was built between 1780-89 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s in his plans to establish a Georgian spa town. Grade I listed; it is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. The properties now have a sustainable future, restored, and conserved to create an 81 bedroom luxury spa hotel, a unique thermal mineral water spa, a visitor experience and six shops by Buxton Crescent Ltd (a joint venture partnership between The Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings Ltd).

    Judges’ comments - Lying derelict for decades, this building which sits at the real heart of the town has been restored in a sympathetic but also modern way to recreate a major attraction to this Derbyshire Spa town making it a catalyst for wider town and regional regeneration. 

    London - St Paul's Cathedral, Equal Access Project nominated by Caroe Architecture Ltd 

    The Equal Access Project at St Paul’s Cathedral provides step free access into Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic building for the first time in its 300 year history; two new sinusoidal stone ramps either side of a central staircase to the North Transept door provide a dignified and accessible welcome to all. Providing the dignity of equal access by a thoughtful and innovative design, this project demonstrates an exemplar of access standards in heritage settings. As lead consultant, Caroe Architecture Ltd are submitting this nomination on behalf of the whole team who worked together to successfully complete this project.

    Judges’ comments - This project showcased a carefully considered design, the most significant intervention in St Pauls Cathedral in 300 years, which provides ease of access into the cathedral to a wider audience. 

     

    North East -  Seaton Delaval Hall nominated by Mosedale Gillatt Architects 

     

    The £5.3m ‘The Curtain Rises’ project is the largest and most ambitious National Trust project of recent years. The completion of conservation works now set the scene for the delivery of an exciting and innovative range of interpretation and exhibition installations that reflect the Delaval family history and put the drama back into Northumberland’s most flamboyant ‘party’ house.

    The property is Grade I listed and plays host to over 20 individually listed buildings. This project involved conservation and adaptation across the historic estate and the range and nature of the works make this project an exemplar of conservation practice.

    Judges’ comments - The team's skill in combining traditional craft and contemporary solutions within this complex and significant site has improved the visitor experience whilst securing the fabric of the buildings and structures for the future. 

    North West - The Old Library nominated by Arcadis 

    The Old Library Project was born from a love for a community and a derelict, Grade II listed library building. Completed in 1904 and funded by Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, it provided opportunities for a disadvantaged community for 100 years.


    A team of empathic and knowledgeable professionals with an intrinsic understanding of the legacy of this building was needed. With integrity and care OMI Architects and Arcadis heritage professionals conserved the historic fabric of the building; cultivated sustainability; fostered outreach and education and harnessed the power of the local community to build a new chapter in the story of this much-loved building.

    Judges’ comments - This project demonstrated the outstanding achievement of a team that overcame the discovery of unexpectedly severe damage from the 13 years it had stood empty to complete a sensitive re-construction despite budget constraints. 

    Northern Ireland - The School House at the Methodist College nominated by Hamilton Architects 

      

    The School House, Methodist College, is nominated by Hamilton Architects as deserving of the Refurbishment/Revitalisation Award. It is an excellent example of how thoughtful design and excellence of service has reimagined one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings to make it fit for 21st  century educational requirements.

    Extension, sustainable reuse, and recycling of the building fabric, together with conservation of original features, celebrates the well-loved ‘face’ of the school while respecting the historic integrity of the Queen’s Conservation Area. Methodist College and School House are now fit for purpose for the education of whole new generations of students.

    Judges’ comments - This project was a successful revitalisation of an iconic but tired building into a modern fit for purpose accommodation at the heart of the school. 

     

    Scotland - Provost Skene's House nominated by Faithful+Gould 

    Provost Skene’s House demonstrates exemplary conservation of Aberdeen’s oldest surviving townhouse, a unique and historically important building. It has been restored to community use as a new museum within a city centre public landscape setting, improving its sustainability, accessibility, and cultural and civic relevance.


    Dating from 1545, Provost Skene’s House underwent major refurbishment in 2019-2020, as part of Aberdeen City Council’s 25-year city centre masterplan. The £3.8m transformation sensitively creates a vibrant asset which now houses the 12 room Hall of Heroes exhibition, celebrating the achievements of the most notable people of the North East of Scotland, past and present.

    Judges’ comments - The judges thought this was an excellent series of outcomes demonstrating attention to detail, consideration of historical features, innovation, and determination along with high levels of communication. 

    South East - Cliveden Conservatory Café nominated by The National Trust  

    This project is a £1.5m refurbishment of the Grade II listed Cliveden Conservatory. The project involves the replacement of the fifteen-bay ridge and furrow glazed roof over the building, adapting the building to combat the effects of climate change, improving sustainability, and implementing conservation repairs to the historic fabric.

    The project demonstrates the Trusts commitment to diversity and inclusion, delivering a complex and challenging conservation project, adapting the building for the future, to be enjoyed by visitors to Cliveden for many years to come.

    Judges’ comments - The project was notable for the team leader role, who is the youngest female building surveyor at the National Trust and demonstrates the Trusts commitment to diversity and inclusion, delivering a complex and challenging conservation project, adapting the building for the future, to be enjoyed by visitors to Cliveden for many years to come. 

    South West - The Elizabethan House nominated by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects 

    The late 16th century Grade II listed Elizabethan House in Plymouth reopened in 2021 following an extensive programme of repair and extension on behalf of Plymouth City Council by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects, assisted by James Mackintosh Architects and RICS quantity surveyor Adrian Stenning Associates.

    Work on site by the specialist heritage contractor Messenger BCR included extensive internal and external repairs, a new two-storey extension, authentic redecoration and an interactive theatre like visitor experience fit-out by exhibition contractors The Hub.

    The conservation and regeneration project was delivered to an exceptionally high quality for both the inhabitants and visitors to Plymouth.

    Judges’ comments - This project was a spectacular and scholarly restoration of an important Grade II listed building. There has been a commitment to conservationist principles throughout the project, and the new interventions are carefully considered to allow for the building to continue to be used as a museum, without impacting on its heritage significance. 

    West Midlands - The Exchange at The University of Birmingham nominated by MGAC | RLF 

    The Exchange, originally constructed in 1933 as the new headquarters for the Municipal Bank, is a historical building that's essential to the city landscape. After lying vacant for 20 years, this unique building was purchased in 2017 by the University and was saved through this refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage.

    This new City hub now plays a key role in connecting the University to the public, private, and third sectors. The refurbished Grade II building now provides a state-of-the-art facility for the University to showcase research and technology, and provides a new venue for conferences and events

    Judges’ comments - This project was chosen because of the very impressive refurbishment of a neglected high-profile building in the centre of Birmingham. It has been delivered to a very high standard creating a 'wow' factor.

    Yorkshire & Humber - Sir William Henry Bragg Building nominated by ADP Architects Ltd 

    The Sir William Henry Bragg building provides a new world class gateway to physical sciences through the reuse and repurposing of a Grade II listed Old Mining building. This ensured the validity and viability of one of the University’s key assets and made the centre piece of a new entrance to the University. The new building creates a community heart space and assists with wayfinding and movement to the other physical sciences and engineering schools on multiple levels. Our design resulted in several brave interventions to the listed building to ensure the development was legible and balanced.

    Judges’ comments - This project highlighted a strong collaborative approach to a challenging stakeholder environment. It was achieved by embracing the existing features of the building and complementing it with sustainable technologies & features throughout. The outcome was a BREEAM rated excellent world class teaching facility. 

  • East Midlands - Leicester Children’s Hospital nominated by Pick Everard

    The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre has been relocated from Glenfield Hospital to its new state-of-the-art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). Pick Everard worked in close cooperation with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

    The relocation has taken place over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension to the Kensington Building to house the cardiac outpatient’s department, new cardiac theatre, and new hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey modular design including a basement level and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.

    Judges’ comments – This project brought together hospital services for children and their families to a secure, accessible, and modern environment and has transformed the way treatment can be provided. 

    East of England - Mildenhall Hub nominated by Concertus Design & Property Consultants

    Mildenhall Hub is a national exemplar project. In addition to providing improved facilities for the residents and wider community of Mildenhall and surrounding villages, the Hub demonstrates the benefits of having shared facilities on one site. Mildenhall Hub has reduced overheads and created better cost and environmental efficiencies. This unique project has regenerated the area by supporting the growth of businesses, providing employment opportunities, and attracting people who are keen to use the fantastic facilities.

    Judges’ comments - This project has replaced outdated facilities with a modern, multi-million community hub which combines education, health, leisure, Blue Light, and community facilities under one roof. 

    North East - Stockton Globe nominated by Space Architects (Europe) Ltd

    The Stockton Globe project comprises three main elements. The Link, a new build entertainment, cultural, social and hospitality venue behind a retained Grade II listed Georgian façade. The Globe, a 3,000 capacity entertainment venue within remodelled and refurbished Grade II listed Art Deco building. The Annex, a new build facility providing state of the art technical, support and back of house facilities.

    All three were designed and delivered by Space to work as an integrated cultural, leisure, community, and entertainment venue.

    Judges’ comments - This fantastic art deco project sees the best of refurbishment, retained facades and new builds all coming together to provide a striking building that has been transformed into a venue fit for the 21st  century.  

     

    North West - Clatterbridge Cancer Centre nominated by BDP

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK, combining world-class clinical services, research, and academic excellence in Liverpool City Centre. The Centre enables the Trust to deliver the highest quality, specialist non-surgical oncology treatment and care for the wider region.


    The brief was met by the careful location of departments, designing the building to step back in profile at its upper levels, creating external terraced space for wards and the chemotherapy floor. The terraces have spectacular panoramic views across Liverpool, giving staff, patients and visitors alike access to external landscaping and fresh air.

    Judges’ comments - This state-of-the-art building was delivered on schedule with impressive sustainability credentials via a team who worked well together throughout, and that included the use of apprentices. The innovative design and construction features contribute to an energy efficient and flexible building ready to accommodate the important public services it provides. 

    Northern Ireland – Erne Campus, South West College nominated by Hamilton Architects

    Erne Campus is the world’s first educational, and currently the largest, Passive House Premium rated building. The first building in the UK to achieve both PHP and BREEAM Outstanding accreditations, yielding an anticipated 90% reduction in energy costs, it provides an international exemplar in the achievement of nearly Zero Energy Building for the Public Sector. The Campus, at the heart of the communities in Fermanagh and Tyrone, provides higher education across a range of disciplines, with an emphasis on sustainability and cyber security, to deliver impactful career opportunities for local young people nationally and internationally.

    Judges’ comments - This exceptional project has received accreditation for achieving high standards of excellence in terms of sustainability and design. The integrity of the building provides for future generations in terms of employment, developing skills locally for young people and an overall enhancement of the infrastructure in the region. 

    Scotland - The Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery nominated by Page Park Architects

    The building was designed to house The Great Tapestry of Scotland; a unique visual history of the nation crafted by the hands of a thousand volunteer stitchers in communities across Scotland. Through the hard work, professionalism and creativity of the design and construction team, this truly unique project has revitalised the town centre of Galashiels and created an appropriately civic and special home for one of the largest community arts projects in the world.

    Judges’ comments - This project is a great example of a striking, high-quality design for a significant community arts installation, that successfully incorporates an existing listed building, and engages positively with the streets and spaces around it. 

    South East - Buckinghamshire Council nominated by Buckinghamshire Council

    HQube is an innovative development utilising repurposed shipping containers with a vision to encourage local business growth and animation to an area of High Wycombe that was formally a yard laid to concrete for many years.  It has been a difficult time for the construction industry and collaboration when people have been working at home, but this project has been completed on time and close to budget.

    Judges’ comments - This scheme was well conceived, with clearly a ready local market evidenced by all 12 units under offer at the build completion. The units are “funky” and unique with their “north light” roof pitches and re-use of former shipping containers. Highly sustainable, with excellent eco credentials and a good use of long-term public funds for small, growing local businesses. 

    South West - Riverside Community Centre nominated by Peregrine Mears Architects

    The Riverside Community Centre is a newly constructed facility in Bovey Tracey, bringing together several community services under one roof and providing a flexible meeting space for the community. It is the result of many years of planning and fundraising by the Town Council, coordination between the various user groups and collaboration by the design team and contractor to deliver the new building on time and on budget during a challenging time for the construction industry. The new building has been well received and used by the community.

    Judges’ comments - The judges thought this project was an excellent example of a locally designed, locally led public sector project which responds imaginatively to the needs of end users. 

    Wales - Llancarfan Primary School, Rhoose nominated by ISG

    Llancarfan Primary School is the first school in Wales designed to be net zero carbon for operational energy when in use. Positive contribution to the Welsh built environment, meeting the needs of today without compromising future generations and demonstrating the use of PV with Battery Storage ‘on site.’

    A detailed performance in use model has been established and Performing Places, will be used to monitor operational and maintenance factors during the first two years of occupation. Behavioural change as a key element of post occupancy to ensure the site is operated as intended, to achieve a NZC school.

    Judges’ comments - Llancarfan Primary School is a pioneering project, the first net zero carbon school in Wales. This facility not only educates the next generation but inspires pupils to understand and protect biodiversity 

    West Midlands - School of Engineering, University of Birmingham nominated by MGAC | RLF

    The University’s new £46.5m School of Engineering Building is a 12,000m² beacon of engineering excellence. With its prime location at the heart of campus, this imposing building celebrates engineering by bringing multi-disciplines together to broaden the student experience with a holistic approach, mirroring the workplace to shape future engineers. It includes a new centre of excellence in rail innovation (UKRRIN), specializing in digital rail systems and improved methods for technology. This facility brings industry to the centre of campus, providing opportunities for collaboration between academia and industry, and allowing sharing of research to deliver innovation for the future.

    Judges’ comments - This project was chosen because it has been built by local companies and labour and brings both industry and future engineers together in an extremely well designed, energy efficient building that will be of great benefit for the area and region in years to come. 

     

    Yorkshire & Humber - Humber Hull Frontages nominated by Arcadis Consulting UK Ltd

    The Hull Humber Frontages project has delivered reduced flood risk to over 113,000 properties in Hull, the second largest urban area outside of London at risk of flooding. The project team focused on the impact of the project on the local environment and community from early design, through to construction. The use of an adaptive design solution and pre-cast materials reduced the impact of the construction works and the design focused on maintaining and enhance the link to the Humber Estuary, not creating a barrier.

    Judges’ comments – This team achieved a challenging project brief by reducing the flood risk to 113,000 properties utilising a design solution that can adapt and cater for future climate change. In addition, they generated significant social value benefits by supporting local foodbanks, building a memorial stand and garden and creating a nature garden 

  • East Midlands - Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Project nominated by The Trevor Osborne Property Group

    Sitting in the centre of Buxton, the Crescent was built between 1780-89 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s in his plans to establish a Georgian spa town. Grade I listed; it is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. The properties now have a sustainable future, restored, and conserved to create an 81 bedroom luxury spa hotel, a unique thermal mineral water spa, a visitor experience and six shops by Buxton Crescent Ltd (a joint venture partnership between The Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings Ltd).

    Judges’ comments - New life has been injected into this historic building and preserved it for future generations to enjoy. A wonderful restoration of a historically important and significant property. 

    East of England - Clare St Regis Student Accommodation nominated by Henry Riley LLP

    The St Regis Student Accommodation project at Clare College, Cambridge saw the revitalisation of three buildings no longer fit for purpose into three new, high quality accommodation blocks for both students and private rental. The new buildings are not only visually attractive, in keeping with the local architecture and promoting biodiversity, but they provide comfortable and sustainable accommodation to the Clare College community, giving students a high quality space to socialise, relax and study. The new accommodation has been met by widespread praise from college fellows, students, and neighbours.

    Judges’ comments - This project has transformed a poorly performing energy inefficient 1930’s student accommodation, that lacked the requirements and demands of current student life by completely renovating the site and delivering cutting edge facilities, that were both efficient, safe and fit for purpose. 

     

     

    London - Meridian Water nominated by London Borough of Enfield

    Bloqs is a key partner for Enfield Council within the Meridian Water development, which seeks to provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs over the coming 25 years. Bloqs plays a key role in defining the character of the area through placemaking and intensifying land use, driving employment and creating economic activity in advance of longer term regeneration and development plans.


    The £2.7m project makes Bloqs the UK’s first open access factory with over 30,000 sq. ft of commercial floorspace.

    Judges’ comments - This project was chosen because it is an essential component of the Meridian Water mixed use redevelopment which aims to revitalise a poor and rundown area of Enfield. Generating power from waste, the new building is carbon positive, and an exemplary example of how old and seemingly redundant building structures can be reused. 

     

    North East - Neville Hall nominated by Howarth Litchfield Partnership

    The restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Victorian building, Neville Hall into a centre for the development of young engineers.

    The project delivered two elements. The first being the completion of a conservation survey and resulting specialist repairs. The second being to sympathetically upgrade the building’s facilities through the inclusion of a central core within the original buildings open core which allowed for stairs, a lift, toilets, and extension through the roof for the creation of a modern glass fronted office contrasting with the traditional stone and slate building.

    Judges’ comments - Neville Hall is a fantastic example of restoring rather than replacing and celebrating the history of the building. It's clear that the team have prioritised a sympathetic restoration to bring the building back into use for the enjoyment of future generations. 

    North West - India Buildings nominated by Falconer Chester Hall

    This spectacular project is the result of five years’ intense work by HMRC, Legal and General Investment Management and consultant design and construction teams creating a new regional Government Hub in the heart of Liverpool city centre for over 4,000 employees.

    India Buildings is an iconic Grade II listed building, a focal point of Liverpool’s business district and has been transformed into a modern, flexible office environment. The finished result is a true triumph of collaboration.

    Judges’ comments - This project presented several challenges for the teams involved in delivering a modern workspace within an historic building. However, the collaboration and commitment to persevere has brought the building back to the 21st century with happy end-users whilst engaging with apprentices and other local groups throughout.  

    Northern Ireland - Merchant Square nominated by Felix O'Hare & Co Ltd

    Merchant Square has become one of the catalyst structures within the Belfast skyline. Completely transformed from its previous concrete façade, the revisited Merchant Square provides a distinct identity augmenting the existing urban frontages, the use of Corten steel cladding resonates with the city’s industrial heritage and draws inspiration from the red and orange hues of Belfast’s brickwork.

    Delivered within Belfast 1, the project was technically challenging with over 250 piles and 1000 tonne of steel installed. Completed during the pandemic, Merchant lead the redevelopment of the Linen Quarter and uplifted the area.

    Judges’ comments - This was a fabulous achievement to create a substantial Grade A office complex over retail units remaining open for business throughout, on a busy city centre thoroughfare, also attaining a BREEAM Excellent rating on a refurbishment scheme. 

    South East - Burrell House nominated by Ridge and Partners LLP

    This wonderful restoration project, overseen by Ridge and Partners, saw the refurbishment of Burrell House, a beautiful, but semi-derelict, Victorian residential building in the grounds of Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, as the home for the new Winchester Hospice. The beautiful heritage building was restored, enhanced, and given a new purpose, saving it from near certain demolition.

    There was no dedicated end-of-life accommodation in Winchester before this project completed; Burrell House provides a well-equipped and pleasant local facility for end-of-life patients and their loved ones, combining stringent clinical standards with the warm and welcoming look and feel of boutique hospitality.

    Judges’ comments - Burrell House was a semi-derelict Victorian building at risk of demolition, but the refurbishment option was energetically explored and successfully executed. The project has delivered a fully functional and efficient hospice for the community, despite the constraints of the building. 

    South West - The Bodmin Jail Hotel & Visitor Attraction nominated by Twelve Architects & Masterplanners

    Grade II listed Bodmin Jail, on the edge of Bodmin moor in Cornwall was originally built in 1779 as part of the Prison Reform by military engineer Sir John Call. The building was a milestone in prison design.

    The completed scheme has given the jail new life, returning this national heritage asset to its former glory with a leading boutique hotel, a state of the art visitor attraction and venue. The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history of Bodmin Jail. There is a clear delineation between new interventions and the historic fabric.

    Judges’ comments - This was a truly transformative project that has successfully repurposed a derelict and dramatic historic structure, combining retention of its original form with bold but sensitive remodelling and introduction of luxury hotel fittings. 

    Wales - Maelfa Regeneration nominated by Austin-Smith:Lord

    Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Cardiff Community Housing Association to develop proposals for this challenging project, with the aim of providing a mix of affordable homes and local retail whilst also delivering significant change and much needed improvements to a tired and failing 1970’s shopping centre environment.

    The development was phased to ensure viability and minimise disruption to the local community whilst providing business continuity for the local retailers. It has been transformed into a vibrant, safe, welcoming, and thriving mixed-use heart space with a civic quality. Extensive consultation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders were vital in delivering the successful regeneration.

    Judges’ comments - The project is about much more than a shopping centre; it delivers much needed change to the local communities and businesses who continue to live and trade there. 

    West Midlands - Houlton School nominated by vHH Architects & Urban & Civic Plc

    The refurbishment and revitalisation of the listed 1929 Rugby Radio Station transmitter creates an entirely distinctive secondary school at the heart of Urban & Civics’ growing new community at Houlton. The school combines three state-of-the-art new blocks with the creative transformation and fabric upgrade of the listed buildings. Led by vHH Architects, the design team collaborated with heritage stakeholders and Morgan Sindall’s supply chain, delivering an exemplary school on time and budget, despite the pandemic. It creates an outstanding community facility, celebrating the heritage significance of the historic Radio Station, and establishing an iconic building at the future heart of Houlton.

    Judges’ comments - This project was an innovative scheme, demonstrating collaboration between private and public sectors and a focus on sustainability, which will benefit the school population and, to a degree, the wider community. 

    Yorkshire & Humber - University of Hull nominated by Rider Levett Bucknall

    The Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull involved the fit-out of two floors of a former Chemical Engineering building with net-construction costs of £1.4m. Phase one of the project secured a SKA Gold rating for sustainability, the first for any Higher Education building in the region.

    Amongst others, the EEI Refurbishment considered biodiversity, insulation, energy efficiencies and waste reduction produced both in the refurbishment and in its onward use. The project was exemplary and achieved its sustainable targets using innovative solutions. By collaborating, the teams were able to build their knowledge and create a remarkable space.

    Judges’ comments - Sustainability was at the heart of this project and was evident from the brief through to occupation. The team adapted well to the introduction of SKA Gold and were the first Higher Education building in the region to achieve the sustainability rating. Stand out initiatives included a passive lighting design, ‘designing out waste’ workshops and energy efficient electrical goods.  

  • East Midlands - The Feel Good Project nominated by Design Haus Architecture

    The Feel Good project is an example of a project which is not only about the finished design but also the positive effect it has on the surrounding landscape. The location of the property is on the edge of a nature reserve in a stunning location in Nottinghamshire. Design Haus was commissioned by the homeowners who wanted to create a space where the family could relax and enjoy the remarkable setting of the property and garden.

    Opportunities on this site were particularly interesting due to the sloping nature of the garden and the secluded site itself.

    Judges’ comments - The project embraces 21st century materials, design principles and sustainability. This significant new home in the Nottinghamshire countryside provides a first class family home for this and future generations. 

    East of England - Clare St Regis Student Accommodation nominated by Henry Riley LLP

    The St Regis Student Accommodation project at Clare College, Cambridge saw the revitalisation of three buildings no longer fit for purpose into three new, high quality accommodation blocks for both students and private rental. The new buildings are not only visually attractive, in keeping with the local architecture and promoting biodiversity, but they provide comfortable and sustainable accommodation to the Clare College community, giving students a high quality space to socialise, relax and study. The new accommodation has been met by widespread praise from college fellows, students, and neighbours.

    Judges’ comments - This project is an outstanding example of a high quality, visually attractive student accommodation that delivers the requirements of the current Cambridge student. This sustainable development not only provides leading accommodation for its students, but it also offers biodiversity in its design through green roofs, incorporation of swift nesting sites and other landscaping features. 

     

     

    London - Agar Grove, Phase 1b nominated by Mæ Architects

    Agar Grove, Phase 1b, nominated and designed by architecture practice Mæ Architects, marks the latest phase in a 57 home Passivhaus regeneration scheme in Camden, master planned by Mæ and Hawkins\Brown alongside landscape architects Grant Associates.

    With the masterplan on track to be the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, the highly sustainable design of Phase 1b's 57 homes, enable residents to benefit from significant cuts in energy usage and bills, reducing the impact of fuel poverty. Informed by resident feedback, the scheme introduces a strong focus on private and public amenity space, to support residents' wellbeing and the estates' distinct sense of community.

    Judges’ comments - The sustainability achievements of this project, with the consequent reduction in energy usage and fuel bills, the quality of the new homes, the evident collaboration between the design team, the Council and the community are testaments to its success. 

    North East - The Sycamores nominated by Keepmoat Homes Ltd

    Situated in the heart of Stockton-on-Tees town centre The Sycamores, is a stylish 157 home development delivered by Keepmoat Homes in partnership with Stockton Borough Council, which contributes to the regeneration of the town centre.

    The development offers high quality, stylish, affordable homes and with a take on the Healthy New Town’s agenda, encourages a healthy and active lifestyle within the community. Further, a total of £7,618,623.09 in Social Value has been created, contributing to sustainability whilst supporting the local economy and those economically challenged.

    The development is a perfect example of what we do at Keepmoat Homes: Building Communities, Transforming lives.

    Judges’ comments - This project is an excellent example of collaboration between a local authority and developer to create ‘real’ residential urban regeneration.  The inclusion and maximisation of existing greenspaces and infrastructure emphasises the sustainable nature of the development whilst the joint venture arrangement ensured that the financial benefits of the development were shared and reinvested into Stockton for further development growth. 

    Northern Ireland - The Banks nominated by APD Architects Ltd

    APD Architects Ltd., is privileged to have been involved and working with Ulster Garden Village, a charitable organisation whose aim is to make real and lasting difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland, to complete The Banks, mixed residential development at the privileged location at Ballyholme Bay. The development creates opportunities for multi-generational living and a more connected society.

    Judges’ comments - Despite many difficulties, including working on a complex brownfield site in a coastal location, this residential development really does create opportunities for multi-generational living and a more connected society. 

    Scotland - Canonmills Garden nominated by Richard Bright Associates

    Canonmills Garden is the first major residential development in Scotland by Artisan Real Estate, who are best known north of the border for their award-winning mixed-use regeneration schemes like New Waverley in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Originally an abandoned brownfield B&Q site, Canonmills Garden has evolved over the last 18 months into an eco-friendly, landscaped, and sustainable homes development. The development now provides 179 generously proportioned apartments and colony style properties in a spectacular natural location overlooking the Water of Leith. With Canonmills Garden, Artisan has set a high benchmark for its future residential blueprint for Scotland.

    Judges’ comments - This project was a high quality development with very positive outcomes for the local area and for the developers, design team and funders 

     

    South East  - The Regeneration of William Muge & Snelgrove nominated by Jenner Group

    Nominated by Jenner Group as the project’s main contractor, we would be delighted to gain recognition for the sympathetic regeneration of the post-war brownfield site as it stitches back the streetscape with modernised, high quality, tenure blind housing. The entire team has worked relentlessly to deliver DDC's most ambitious scheme in over 30 years as they continue their bold regeneration journey, ensuring essential, quality housing provision for the town's people, driving new standards and pushing boundaries in design and construction to the vast benefit of the communities they serve.

    Judges’ comments - This project was chosen because the redevelopment has provided much-improved community housing to benefit the broader neighbourhood whilst also creating a sympathetic scheme to the nearby ancient Dover Castle.     

     

    South West – Featherbeds nominated by ARCO2 Architecture Ltd

    ARCO2 Architecture Ltd has stood out as being different from their competitors. They have been committed to innovation, experimentation, research, and development, known by their competitors and industry peers for being committed to the advancement of sustainability and practicing what they preach. The project Featherbeds is a prime example of a fantastic design which blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape while achieving a low energy passive house inspired healthy family home which is future proofed for the many generations to come.

    Judges’ comments - This is a well thought out project from both a practical build perspective and delivery. Great use of low energy, sustainable methods, and options with numerous locally sourced materials.  

    West Midlands - Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme nominated by Birmingham CC/ Arcadis & Lendlease

    Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme is a transformational £370m legacy, residential development in a deprived suburb of North West Birmingham.

    With Arcadis lead consultant and Lendlease as principal contractor, it provides up to 1,000 homes for Birmingham City Council, meeting crucial needs for market sale and rent, affordable and critical extra care units and unlocks a wider programme of up to 5,000 homes. Despite Covid-19 challenges, the project outstripped social value targets, providing jobs, training, apprenticeships, and local SME spend in a high unemployment area.

    The scheme boosts inclusivity in Birmingham, with sustainable design and huge transport investment spearheading resident behavioural change towards a low carbon future.

    Judges’ comments - This project has showcased a massive and important regeneration scheme to the city delivered by a very professional team working in collaboration with many partners within a tight timescale. 

UK Awards Shortlist

  •  30 Lighterman - London In the heart of King’s Cross, 30 Lighterman embodies the future generation of workspace. The 14,500 sq ft four storey converted warehouse is a carbon-neutral operation, EPC B, and BREEAM Excellent. Sustainability and innovation are not variables but constants for the refurb of this 100 year old building. TSP’s forward-thinking approach fuses sustainability, flexibility, technology, and community. Their market experience indicates that younger generations want quick access to high quality turnkey buildings: that are more than just a place to work. 30 Lighterman meets and exceeds this market gap, integrating work, wellness, and environment with exemplary design and technology within this multi-tenant, aspirational workspace.
    Ada Lovelace Building - South West The Ada Lovelace Building is Exeter Science Park’s first net zero carbon in operation building and provides versatile workspace for STEMM businesses. This striking development expresses the precision and accuracy expected of scientific research whilst retaining a sense of harmony with the external environment.

    Designed by LHC Design and KTA and delivered by Midas Construction (as part of a pipeline of innovation spaces to support the Park’s vision of a knowledge-based economy in the South West) the project supports better jobs, higher productivity, and economic growth, and was successfully delivered through innovation and exemplar collaboration between all project partners.
    AMRC North West - North West In constructing the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre North West in Preston, Robertson has delivered the first building of its kind in the area for The University of Sheffield, extending the AMRC’s footprint across the North. The whole team was driven by an open, collaborative, innovative spirit. Together, our creative approaches and determination have made this state of the art project a reality. The new facility not only places Lancashire at the forefront of advanced manufacturing and technologies, but is a catalyst for inward investment, supporting businesses in the region to innovate, drive up productivity, and lead towards a smart, sustainable and resilient future.
    Brewpoint - East of England BHB Architects believe this project is a good candidate for an RICS award, constructed under a traditional form of contract, it brought together consultants, engineers and contractors from many different sectors to deliver a unique building which has contributed to the continued success of this long established Bedford business. The building, since completed, has been very successful with brewery production increasing and the bar facility proving very popular with the local community.
    Cyber Building, Weavers Court - Northern Ireland The Cyber building is a modern flexible Grade A office building that carefully reflects the linen history of the site and context whilst providing modern, flexible offices and has successfully enabled our client to progress their vision of the high-tech focused business park. The building was developed using intense collaboration and innovative thinking to deliver a building on time, within budget and to the quality expected by the client and end users.
    Lime Avenue Office & Workshop Units - Wales Kier Construction have delivered a £7.4m high quality, hybrid-style, shipping container conversion project for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, offering 2,350m²  of employment floor space on one hectare of disused land. Creating new enterprises, attracting young, ambitious businesses with key growth aspirations; the project remit is vast.

    The former Ebbw Vale steelworks lead the industrial revolution, the scheme now puts this site back into the industry heart, having revitalised land that could no longer fulfil its original purpose by attracting entrepreneurs who want to take forward high value businesses. A true tale of regeneration in the Welsh valleys.
    Goodsheds - Wales Situated in the centre of Barry, South Wales, Goodsheds is the first new sustainable urban high street in the UK where people can work, eat, live and play. Goodsheds is a mixture of the best independent food & drink, boutique retail & lifestyle and spaces to do business.

    The Goodsheds, one unique setting, in one unique town, is split into three unique locations, true to the original dock setting, and each with their own personality and offering (The Shipyard, The Sidings, The Tracks).

    Loft Co lead the way in transforming historically significant sites and buildings, exemplified in this instance at The Goodsheds.
    Kellingley Colliery - Yorkshire & Humber Kellingley Colliery (Big K) was the last deep coal mine to close in 2015. As the miners left the site, the gates were shut. That was until CRT Property Investments Ltd submitted plans for a £3.8m speculative development that would breathe new life into the former pit, starting a new chapter and leaving a positive legacy for the site.

    Today stands a 39,000 sq ft development, providing start-up and scale-up businesses with access to good quality commercial accommodation. The build is surrounded by rural landscaping and is the only inland distribution park to offer trimodal connectivity.
    Hudson Quarter - Yorkshire & Humber A development of 39,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 127 apartments. The accommodation is housed in four contemporary designed buildings, around a central courtyard. The £35m project was completed in April 2021 and is now being occupied by residents and office tenants. The site is in a highly sensitive location, only a few metres from York City Walls, and required a very sympathetic design solution. The design team worked with City of York Council to develop a design concept which responded to its surroundings including a new pedestrian route through the site linking the Micklegate area to York Station.
    Hylo - London Hylo is an exemplar £140m mixed-use development in London’s vibrant and commercially significant Old Street area, delivering 25,800m²  of office/retail space and 25 social homes across 29 floors.

    Commissioned by CIT, with Arcadis as Cost Consultant and Mace as Main Contractor, the innovative design retained a significant amount of the original building’s sub and superstructure as a sustainable solution to lower concrete use and carbon emissions, acting as a blueprint for future projects.

    Using cutting-edge solutions, Hylo overcame highly-complex challenges with smart engineering and was delivered on time and to budget, with high levels of social value and far reaching sustainability benefits, including BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
    i9 Building - West Midlands The i9 building in Wolverhampton represents a truly exemplar project. It successfully brings together the private and public sectors to deliver new commercial office floor space whilst overcoming viability barriers. The i9 building combines award-winning architecture with a sustainable approach that embodies innovative construction techniques and a location at the heart of the city's transport interchange. Despite significant challenges throughout the build programme, not least the Covid-19 pandemic, the project has been delivered on programme and on budget. Now fully let, the building has an increased significance as the first government department HQ outside of London.
    India Buildings - North West This spectacular project is the result of five years’ intense work by HMRC, Legal and General Investment Management and consultant design and construction teams creating a new regional Government Hub in the heart of Liverpool city centre for over 4,000 employees.

    India Buildings is an iconic Grade II listed building, a focal point of Liverpool’s business district and has been transformed into a modern, flexible office environment. The finished result is a true triumph of collaboration.
    Merchant Square  - Northern Ireland Merchant Square has become one of the catalyst structures within the Belfast skyline. Completely transformed from its previous concrete façade, the revisited Merchant Square provides a distinct identity augmenting the existing urban frontages, the use of Corten steel cladding resonates with the city’s industrial heritage and draws inspiration from the red and orange hues of Belfast’s brickwork.

    Delivered within Belfast 1, the project was technically challenging with over 250 piles and 1000 tonne of steel installed. Completed in the midst of the pandemic, Merchant lead the redevelopment of the Linen Quarter and uplifted the area.
    Metaswitch, 33 Genotin Road - London Metaswitch is a recognised leader in the development of ultra-high performance, cloud native communications software and this new Enfield headquarters marks a next step for the company which recently joined the Microsoft family.

    Bringing together three separate sites around Enfield town centre, these new offices at 33 Genotin Road supports the creative process and people centred values of Metaswitch, and maximises opportunities for communication and collaboration of its team.
    The Gramophone Works - London Quartz Project Services provide high level service based solutions for major property developments and refurbishments. Our team of experts specialise in Project Management and Cost Consultancy. The Gramophone Works, which we have submitted for the Commercial Development award is a new landmark canal-side commercial hub comprising a mix of refurbished and extended office spaces. We extended this six storey building imaginatively and sustainably to contribute to the areas thriving community and creative spirit. The highly experienced team that worked on this scheme were all a part in the success story of the future of this building.
    Global Technology Centre - South West Construction and regeneration business Real, rose to multiple challenges to successfully complete the £5m fit-out of GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in Bristol.

    The team’s exemplary professionalism, innovative thinking and commitment to collaborative working ensured the project was delivered to an exceptional standard, within a tight budget and strict time constraints.

    Overcoming the challenges of working on a busy live site during the pandemic, Real ensured GKN’s own installation work could continue without disruption, thereby playing a crucial role in creating a research and development hub which will shape a more sustainable future for air travel.
    Sancta Maria Hospital - Wales Integration of an MRI and Theatre specialists was key to successfully delivering this challenging project. Utilising new ways in coordination and developing the design online with a series of specialists, assisting client expectations, this coordination and key integration enabled the successful opening of the building and surgical operations commenced within three weeks of handover. The client had total confidence in the Kier team had booked in patients for operations on the opening day!
    St Andrews Links Trust HQ, New Pilmour House - Scotland New Pilmour House sits unobtrusively within the grounds of the world famous St Andrews Links. The building provides a state of the art headquarters for St Andrews Links Trust who manage all seven golf courses, including the iconic Old Course.

    Beyond the main building, Robertson constructed the new Eden gateway, a central services hub, and starter box for the Balgove course.

    Faced by Covid-19, and its immense challenges for the construction sector, Robertson implemented site safety processes to achieve the earliest re-start of works, and delivered the project to the superb quality associated with St Andrews Links, delighting both the architect and our customer.
    Stane Retail Park - East of England Churchmanor Estates is delighted to nominate its development of Stane Retail Park in Colchester for the RICS Commercial Development Award 2022. The newly constructed Park comprises 173,000 sq ft (ground floor) retail space with considerable community benefits. At the date of submission, the scheme is 88% let, with 100% expected to be let by Q2 2022. Confirmed occupiers include B&Q, Aldi, M&S, Greggs, Cook and Mountain Warehouse. The Park is exceptionally well designed, of very high quality, fully landscaped, and has been delivered despite national economic challenges relating to the ever changing retail market, Brexit and the Covid-19-19 19 Pandemic.
    Technique - London Quartz Project Services provide high level service based solutions for major property developments and refurbishments. Our team of experts specialise in Project Management and Cost Consultancy. Technique, which we have submitted for the Commercial Development award is the sustainable redevelopment of two historic buildings, spanning 75,000 sq ft, in Clerkenwell, London. The fully refurbished development offers modern workspace and retail, over six storeys. The highly experienced team that worked on this scheme were all a part in the success story of the future of this building.
    Campus Central, University of Stirling - Scotland Robertson Construction has delivered the University of Stirling’s innovative Campus Central building, transforming and connecting spaces within the heart of the Stirling campus. This vibrant new facility provides collaborative digitally connected study, research and social spaces for the campus community. Cafes, retail, and student service spaces are provided together with a new entrance for the Macrobert Arts Centre. The project included the provision of a new transportation hub, removing traffic from the centre of campus to create a pedestrianised Queen’s Court and new west entrance, allowing the new building to connect to the University’s unique landscape.
    White City Place - London White City Place, home to companies in sectors such as media, life sciences, fashion and tech is a commercial hub for innovation, embedded within the wider community of White City. By working closely with occupiers, we offer opportunities for the local community to learn and develop skills while constantly considering how we can minimise our environmental impact and enhance the local area. We engage all service partners to achieve this and have one vision which weaves through all activity.
  • A9 Dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam - Scotland Balfour Beatty committed to an ambitious set of community benefits as part of its tender submission for the A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project, that supported Transport Scotland’s commitment to sustainable procurement.
    Since construction work started, the Community Liaison Team has delivered sustainable employment opportunities, apprenticeship and graduate placements, as well as work experience and skills training for priority groups. The project team has integrated well with the local community, providing support and assistance locally, and has risen to the challenge of continuing the successful delivery of its commitments despite the additional challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Advanced Construction Skills Centre - South West The Advanced Construction Skills Centre is a flagship facility designed to develop the highly specialized construction workforce of the future, in an inspiring environment.

    Creating 300 apprenticeships and working with the CITB and employers in the region, it will support the South West to build a more sustainable society now and in the future.

    Designed by Atkins Architects and delivered by Midas Construction, the centre boasts a modern new image for the construction sector and offers an inclusive learning environment, as part of City of Bristol College’s vision for its Hengrove campus to be a vibrant gateway to South Bristol.
    An Chroi Community Hub - Northern Ireland Top of the Hill Community Centre as it was previously known was constructed in the 1970’s and was located on the Bard Hill Road in Gobnascale. The centre was demolished in 2011 due to poor accessibility and condition.
    This new community centre, named An Chroí, ('The heart' in Irish) for Derry City and Strabane District Council and Hillcrest Trust includes a creche, youth wing, training spaces and a multi-purpose hall encircling a central communal courtyard. The centre creates a focal point or gateway to a wider set of developments at the Top of the Hill Park and surrounding area.
    Bradbury View - South East Bradbury View, for which Ridge and Partners was appointed as M&E Consultant and Employer’s Agent/Cost Consultant, is a residential extension to Winchester charity Trinity’s day centre, creating 12 en-suite apartments and communal facilities to help vulnerable people transition away from homelessness. The sustainable, psychologically informed design provides a supportive environment to help transform lives.

    The facility, the first of its kind in the UK, provides wellbeing, friendly accommodation in conjunction with the activities, therapies and treatment Trinity offers. The project team worked collaboratively to ensure the delivery of a high quality building suitable for the complex requirements of Trinity and its residents.
    Braidside Integrated Primary School - Northern Ireland Glasgiven Contracts recently completed this new Integrated Primary School. This new facility (circa 2,500m² including Nursery and SMA) caters for the educational needs of Braidside IPS’s 440 pupils aged 3-11 years, ending decades of learning in tired old modular units.

    This D&B project showcases Glasgiven Contracts’ expert Construction Design and Management Skills as our team worked in tandem with the Client’s design team creating a superior product. This substantial investment in Ballymena’s first ever Integrated Primary School will enrich the experiences and learning environment for Braidside pupils and staff delivering education in modern, state of the art surroundings for many generations to come.
    Britannia Leisure Centre - London Britannia Leisure Centre is a new leisure facility supporting health, fitness and mental wellbeing for the community in Hackney, London. The centre is part of a wider mixed-use masterplan alongside Shoreditch Park and combines a 25m swimming pool and training and toddler pools with a gym, sports courts and pitches, a soft play area, creche and café. Britannia is London’s most inclusive and accessible leisure centre and was designed in collaboration with the local community to encourage participation in sport.
    Broughton House - North West The Broughton House project team, successfully delivered against a challenging brief, creatively, financially and logistically. Not only were the scope and budget of the two-stage development respected, the entire project was handled with empathy and care to the existing residents, for whom, Broughton will be their final home.
    The project was not without complications, but through multi-lateral collaboration, creative problem solving and a professional approach, both the client team and principal funders remained confident in the continuation and delivery of the project.
    The project was handed over in November 2021, with more than double the capacity of the original facility.
    Burrell House - South East This wonderful restoration project, overseen by Ridge and Partners, saw the refurbishment of Burrell House, a beautiful, but semi-derelict, Victorian residential building in the grounds of Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, as the home for the new Winchester Hospice. The beautiful heritage building was restored, enhanced and given a new purpose, saving it from near certain demolition.

    There was no dedicated end-of-life accommodation in Winchester before this project completed; Burrell House provides a well-equipped and pleasant local facility for end-of-life patients and their loved ones, combining stringent clinical standards with the warm and welcoming look and feel of boutique hospitality.
    Chester-le-Street Flood Alleviation Scheme - North East Chester-le-Street has a long history of flooding and in June 2012, more than 100 homes and businesses at the northern end of the town were affected by floodwaters. The Cong Burn tributary to the River Wear was identified as the main cause of the flooding, therefore Durham County Council started working together with the Environment Agency to come up with a solution. The solution was to deliver the Chester-le-Street Flood Alleviation Scheme, which involved three phases of work in the heart of the town centre.
    Kellingley Colliery - Yorkshire & Humber Kellingley Colliery (Big K) was the last deep coal mine to close in 2015. As the miners left the site, the gates were shut. That was until CRT Property Investments Ltd submitted plans for a £3.8m speculative development that would breathe new life into the former pit, starting a new chapter and leaving a positive legacy for the site.

    Today stands a 39,000 sq ft development, providing start-up and scale-up businesses with access to good quality commercial accommodation. The build is surrounded by rural landscaping and is the only inland distribution park to offer trimodal connectivity.
    CST Trinity Academy - South West Trinity Academy, a striking new secondary school in Bristol has opened its doors for students aged 11-19 years, meeting a vital need for school places in the area. The new facility will play an important role in the social and economic regeneration of the Lockleaze area of the city.

    Designed by interdisciplinary design practice BDP, the new premises provides a range of learning environments for 900 secondary school age students and an additional 320 sixth formers.

    The new 9,300m² building includes flexible learning spaces, which have been created to provide easy adaption to meet future changes in pedagogy.
    Maelfa Regeneration - Wales Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Cardiff Community Housing Association to develop proposals for this challenging project, with the aim of providing a mix of affordable homes and local retail whilst also delivering significant change and much needed improvements to a tired and failing 1970’s shopping centre environment.

    The development was phased to ensure viability and minimise disruption to the local community whilst providing business continuity for the local retailers.

    It has been transformed into a vibrant, safe, welcoming and thriving mixed-use heart space with a civic quality.

    Extensive consultation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders was vital in delivering the successful regeneration.
    STEAM Academy - Wales The STEAM Academy was delivered for Bridgend College at their further education campus in Pencoed. A building of exceptional quality in both design and finish was completed on programme and below budget. End user feedback has been extremely positive, and the newly created environment has transformed the teaching and learning experience of the college’s staff and students.

    Good communication and collaboration between client, design and contracting teams despite the difficult circumstances created by the pandemic throughout the construction period, has been a critical part in the success of the project and has resulted in an exemplar educational facility for the community.
    Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre Cardiff - Wales The Dogs Trust project has delivered a world leading canine welfare facility in the heart of Cardiff. A disused, former industrial and contaminated brownfield site is now a flourishing campus, boasting established green landscaping, external training facilities and three specialist buildings, each designed to cater not only for the dogs, but the community in which it serves.
    Excellence has been demonstrated by virtue of not only the quality of the finished scheme, but the sites ability to integrate within the community, offering people of all ages, walks of life and abilities the opportunity to share their passion for dogs.
    East Quay - South West East Quay is a living project reflecting the vibrant and dynamic life in Watchet. Onion Collective’s methods of co-creating and participating with the local people will no doubt be a blueprint for future communal revitalisation projects. As East Quay continues to evolve with time, it showcases ways that architecture can respond and make change at the heart of a community.

    “We wanted to change the sense that there are no opportunities here. Rather than see the usual kind of commercial development that has no community benefit, we wanted to empower people to shape the place themselves, " Georgie Grant, Onion Collective.
    Eddington Park & Herne Bay Sports Hub - South East Together, Herne Bay Sports Hub and Eddington Park have a legacy which offers major social and economic benefits to the local area. Herne Bay Sports Hub represents one of the most exciting leisure developments in the South East. It is centred around a contemporary clubhouse and gives four local sports clubs state of the art facilities. Meanwhile, Eddington Park is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, delivering high-quality housing where it is needed.
    F51, Folkestone - South East Nominated by Jenner Group as the project's main contractor, we would be delighted to gain recognition for the true legacy F51 creates, and to reward the entire team for their unrelenting commitment and determination to deliver a world-first in design, construction and operation.

    Based in the coastal town of Folkestone, F51 truly deserves recognition for our client's brave intent, its breath-taking stature and the life changing impact the built form, thanks to generous philanthropic funding, will have upon its local community and far beyond.

    Don't take our word for it, come and take a look inside!
    Greyfriars Church - South East Ridge and Partners provided multidisciplinary services on this important heritage project, which replaced the inappropriate 1970's constructed front foyer of Reading’s 14th century, Grade I-listed Greyfriars Church, as well as repurposing two dilapidated Victorian terraced houses and constructing architecturally sympathetic new build facilities.

    The old foyer detracted from the beautiful church and hid its architectural heritage. The transparent new atrium allows the church walls to be seen again and provides a welcoming space, including a café, bookshop and lounge for events or socialising.

    This community funded redevelopment enhances and extends Greyfriars’ crucial role as a social hub, outreach facility and place of worship.
    Houlton School - West Midlands Houlton School provides an enviable set of accessible community facilities, revitalising the listed 1929 Rugby Radio Station to create an entirely distinctive secondary school at the heart of Urban&Civic’s growing new community. It combines three state of the art new blocks with the creative transformation of the listed buildings. Led by vHH Architects, the design team has collaborated with the stakeholders and Morgan Sindall to open it on time and budget, despite the pandemic. It provides outstanding facilities, celebrating the heritage significance of the historic Radio Station, and establishing an iconic and approachable civic building at the future heart of Houlton.
    Leicester Children’s Hospital - East Midlands The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre has been relocated from Glenfield Hospital to its new state of the art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Pick Everard worked in close cooperation with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

    The relocation has taken place over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension to the Kensington Building to house the cardiac outpatient’s department, new cardiac theatre and new hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey modular design including a basement level and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.
    Lord Nelson Public House - East of England The Holkham Estate has taken a very important community asset and reinvested in its long term future. The work has been restorative although significant investment has been made in extending and modernising a building which is situated in the village of Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Admiral Lord Nelson.

    The preservation and rejuvenation of the Lord Nelson pub provides a landmark and opportunity to celebrate the best of Norfolk. This provides a much important meeting place for the local community, supports local businesses and the local tourism economy and creates local employment.
    Merkinch Primary School and Family Centre - Scotland Robertson made a commitment to deliver Merkinch Primary School and Family Centre as a mass timber structure, bringing wide-ranging benefits: from a better-value, lower-carbon project that was quicker to build for The Highland Council, to a healthier, more productive learning environment for school children and a valuable asset for the community of Merkinch.

    We take huge pride in what we have designed and constructed; the largest application of a glulam/CLT structure in a school in Scotland. By championing the timber approach, delivered through close collaboration and attention to detail, we reduced cost and improved quality for our customer and the children.
    Needham Market Visitor and Café Centre - East of England A popular nature reserve, the sloped site is on a flood plain and had no access to water. The community now have a financially sustainable ecologically respectful provision operated by a successful local youth charity. This beautiful building deserves to win because it provides inclusive, accessible spaces for residents and 335,000 annual visitors to the lake to enjoy a range of activities.
    Neville Hall - North East The restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Victorian building, Neville Hall, into a centre for the development of young engineers.
    The project delivered two elements. The first being the completion of a conservation survey and resulting specialist repairs. The second being to sympathetically upgrade the building’s facilities through the inclusion of a central core within the original buildings open core which allowed for stairs, a lift, toilets and extension through the roof for the creation of a modern glass fronted office contrasting with the traditional stone and slate building.
    New Bury Community Centre - East of England New Bury Community Centre, a £2.5m project, bought about by the determination of the community to provide a new facility at the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Driven by the community this is a centre for the community, which also delivers new housing for the area. Ten years of hard work and commitment by so many is why this project should be recognised.
    New Gibside SEN School - North East Gibside SEN School provides a life changing start to the education for children with complex learning and medical needs and has delivered an invaluable asset to its borough with state of the art facilitates and wide-ranging social value. Through its bespoke design, sustainable focus, and hardworking partnerships, it is a building that has gone above and beyond the needs of its stakeholders, who celebrate its achievement. Overcoming unprecedented challenges, Gibside SEN School is a project that has been delivered on time, on budget and is one that exemplifies the concept that through collaboration and innovation, comes success.
    Nottingham Castle - East Midlands Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the Scheduled Monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle's heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.
    NUCASTLE Community Hub - North East Delivered by Robertson, NUCASTLE is home to the Newcastle United Foundation and provides fantastic new workspace for the charity’s 120 employees, and first rate facilities for the 100,000 people who will pass through its doors each year.

    Focused on ‘transforming lives’ through education, personal development and recreation for young people and adults living in areas of high unemployment in the North East, amenities include a superb rooftop football pitch, dividable classrooms, multi-purpose sports hall, smart fitness suite and digital hub.

    The building incorporates glazing and materials that function efficiently, but also stimulate visual interest and convey a welcoming and inclusive environment.
    Riverside Community Centre - South West The Riverside Community Centre is a newly constructed facility in Bovey Tracey, bringing together a number of community services under one roof and providing a flexible meeting space for the community. It is the result of many years of planning and fundraising by the Town Council, coordination between the various user groups and collaboration by the design team and contractor to deliver the new building on time and on budget during a challenging time for the construction industry. The new building has been well received and used by the community.
    Rossmar Special School - Northern Ireland Glasgiven Contracts recently completed the exceptional Rossmar Special School. The new state of the art educational facility was completed over a two-phase process providing a 5,500m² replacement school for disabled children and children with special educational needs on an occupied live site, demolition of the old building and provision of pitches and car parking.

    The new building incorporates three wings – A: Nursery and Primary; B: Multi-Purpose Hall, SMA and Classrooms including Art, Science, Music and Home Economics and C; Secondary Level to age 19. Working on this extraordinary school has been nothing but a pleasure, what they do for their pupils is phenomenal.
    Sands End Arts & Community Centre - London Sands End Arts & Community Centre, designed by nominee Mæ Architects for Hammersmith & Fulham Council, sees the complete retrofit of the derelict Clancarty Lodge, bringing this historic landmark back into community use with a series of CLT pavilions. With an accessible, open plan design, this combination of new and old provides a much needed café and nursery, as well as spaces for social and educational functions and events. The design is fully adaptable, allowing the centre to evolve with the needs of the community, and showcases a simple yet highly sustainable design that minimises maintenance and creates an inclusive, welcoming hub for Fulham.
    Southwark Park Pavilion - London The 322 m² pavilion provides park facilities and space to enjoy the surroundings. The pavilion is sustainable and well resolved, the result of a productive working relationship and high trust. Through good communication, major design changes were integrated without  incurring significant costs for the public client.

    Resources were managed well and the project has already delivered value for the local community since its soft-launch in January 2020, creating a new experience in the 25 hectare park.
    Spencer Mill  - East of England This project is a conversion of a disused former mill building into theatre and multi-purpose space.

    The completed project has overcome numerous hurdles to bring about great benefit to the community of Soham; artistically, culturally, sustainably and economically.
    St Margaret's Church - South East The re-imagined St Margaret's Church has given a vibrant new focal point to the Portsea area of Portsmouth. Through careful and considered renovation of the existing church, the team have transformed the condemned building, delivering a neighbourhood church which is able to offer a wide mix of facilities for the whole of the community, not just those of faith.
    Summit Up Climbing - North West Hot on the heels of climbing’s debut appearance in the Olympics, Summit Up opened in September 2021 and is one of the most exciting facilities of its kind. It features the largest Clip ‘n Climb in the North of England, bouldering, roped climbing, a soft play area and a café. It provides a fantastic accessible and inclusive experience for people of all ages and abilities.
    All profits are fed into the adjacent Madhlo Youth Zone, which in turns provides an enthusiastic source of energetic customers. The centre is a legacy for the future generations coming through the Oldham community.
    The Deaf Academy - South West A world-leading bespoke new school for young deaf people where spaces are carefully honed to the needs of visual communication and learning using the principles of DeafSpace design and the latest technologies in Deaf education.
    The Glass Works - Yorkshire & Humber Across the five year lifetime of the project, Henry Boot Construction created an employment and skills legacy in the town including the provision of 382 work experience places, 280 university visits, £26m of subcontract orders placed with Barnsley-based businesses and 28 unemployed people provided with full-time employment as well as investing over £400,000 in local charities and good causes.
    The Hepworth Wakefield Garden - Yorkshire & Humber The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, is a beautifully landscaped garden free for all to enjoy.
    As well as Stuart-Smith’s distinctive planting, there are outdoor sculptures by Sir Michael Craig-Martin and Barbara Hepworth.
    The garden is freely accessible 24 hours a day; includes mini piazzas come exhibition spaces and spectacular planting which offers something new to enjoy, with every season. The garden provides the local community with a space to meet, have an ice cream or coffee and acts as a base for local volunteers to engage and develop gardening skills, all year round.
    The Hold - East of England The Hold is the flagship new heritage facility for Suffolk. This unique partnership project between Suffolk County Council and the University of Suffolk combines a headquarters for the county’s records office with a passive archive store and state of the art teaching spaces.
    Internal and external elements have been created with a high quality finish to provide an inspiring environment to learn and relax in. In addition to protecting Suffolk’s heritage, The Hold, encourages a new and wider audience into the county town. This purpose built facility has helped to further regenerate the waterfront area, and benefits the community and future generations.
    The Old Library - North West The extensive refurbishment and re-modelling of the Grade II listed Andrew Carnegie Library, Tuebrook, Liverpool. Alongside the charity Lister Steps’ core childcare function, the project provides multi-functional community spaces, café, hot desking and office accommodation.

    The project makes significant interventions within the existing building whilst respecting existing volumes and spatial characteristics. One of the reading rooms has been restored and preserved in its entirety as the main community, multi-use space. By contrast, significant interventions were made into the other main reading room. Bold, new openings in the existing facades create physical and visual links from the building to the outside.
    The Parish of Boston  - East Midlands This nomination is from the staff at St Botolphs Church, after £2.7m of major capital work was carried out at the church. The 83m high tower has now been removed from the Heritage at Risk register after 18 months of careful restoration work, and new floors laid, incorporating underfloor heating, and new glass porch doors, both of which create a more welcoming atmosphere.
    Such a huge undertaking was completed within budget, and would have been completed on time, had it not been for Covid-19. We feel that this is such a great achievement that deserves recognition.
    The Wigley Group - West Midlands Daimler Powerhouse, once home to the world famous car factory, has been transformed from a dilapidated industrial site into the first purpose-built and collaborative art production facility in Coventry.

    The Wigley Group played a key role in the inception, design, procurement, construction and funding of the regeneration, in time for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

    Daimler Powerhouse is a centre of creative excellence, providing dedicated spaces for artists and creative companies led by Godiva Awakes Trust and Imagineer Productions.

    Its innovation and collaboration have been widely praised by visitors, including the Prince of Wales who visited shortly after opening.
    The Wilds, Barking Riverside - London The Wilds at Barking Riverside is a new multi-purpose community, ecology and event space. With community benefit embedded in every aspect of The Wilds, the building brings important new facilities to Barking Riverside and has been delivered with community partnerships to extend opportunities. A dual-purpose facility, The Wilds, houses the collection centre for the largest single vacuum waste system in Europe, by Swedish company Envac, and is a place the public can learn about the wildlife and environment of the local area. At The Wilds, the community comes together to experience free programmes, exhibitions and resources that promote making sustainable choices.
    The Unity Centre - East of England NHS Property Services is transforming vacant spaces across our estate into vibrant community hubs to be used, for free, by voluntary and community organisations connected to social prescribing networks. One of our flagship social prescribing projects in the past year has been transforming the Whitton Clinic, in Ipswich, into the Unity Centre, to support a range of charities and community groups in the area. We have created a kitchen and cafe, which is run by recovering veterans, offices for consulting and training sessions  and a community garden for recreational use.
    Trevassack Lake - The Children's Sailing Trust - South West Trevassack Lake delivers, to the local community and beyond, one of the most unique and inclusive water sports and sailing experiences in the UK. The lake and the surrounding facilities are set within a naturally reclaimed quarry providing an immense 26-acre expanse of idyllic landscapes and sheltered waters.

    The fully accessible site includes adapted family accommodation inclusive of level access, specialised equipment and a state of the art learning centre.

    The learning centre has been developed to provide fully accessible changing spaces and bathroom facilities, a commercial kitchen and an educational space.

    “A one of a kind space for one and all.”
    Worksop Fire Station - East Midlands The new fire station has replaced a dilapidated, energy inefficient CLASP building. As part of a wider site, the development will provide a modern fit-for-purpose base of operations for NFRS in Worksop. With state of the art facilities and construction to a high standard, it will be easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing. The building will reduce public spend for decades to come as it generates its own energy.

    YMCA Norfolk Community Hub - East of England DCP's project for YMCA Norfolk has transformed a vacant Royal British Legion premises, into a thriving family focused, multi-generational Community Hub supporting a deprived area of Norwich.

    The Community Hub provides a welcoming community café, bright indoor and outdoor play areas and a 90 place Ofsted Registered nursery. Space can be hired for community groups, events and local business use. Plus, 30 new jobs have been created to boost employment locally. Income generated is used by YMCA Norfolk to continually enhance its services as a sustainable business model.

    YMCA Norfolk Community Hub is an exceptional community project of which we are very proud.
  • Admiralty House, Mount Wise - South West Admiralty House is an exceptional residential led regeneration project, situated at the heart of the prestigious Mount Wise development in Plymouth.

    The existing Grade II listed building has been sympathetically restored through a highly skilled local delivery team to provide a bespoke collection of twelve elegant apartments, designed for modern living.

    The project is part of Plymouth’s wider regeneration agenda and complements the previous phases of the Mount Wise Development. The grand 200 year old listed building is steeped in important local and military history which has been thoughtfully conserved throughout the design and regeneration process.
    Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Project - East Midlands Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa is the most amazing project. Sitting in the centre of Buxton, the Crescent was built between 1780-89 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s in his plans to establish a Georgian spa town. Grade I listed; it is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. The properties now have a sustainable future, restored and conserved to create an 81 bedroom luxury spa hotel, a unique thermal mineral water spa, a visitor experience and six shops by Buxton Crescent Ltd (a joint venture partnership between The Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings Ltd).
    City of London Freemen's School Main House - London The Freemen’s School Main House project has restored a Grade II listed dilapidated building into a modern, class-leading educational facility juxtaposed with all the quaint heritage quirks that can be expected from an 18th Century manor house. Mott MacDonald were central to the project, quickly adapting methods of communication during the Covid-19 outbreak and ensuring the Client was kept continuously informed by providing actions trackers, progress and cost updates regularly. This way, the project was completed, surpassing client and end user expectations, within the allocated budget and ready for use ahead of the new school term.
    Cliveden Conservatory Cafe - South East This project is a £1.5m refurbishment of the Grade II listed Cliveden Conservatory.

    The project involves the replacement of the fifteen-bay ridge and furrow glazed roof over the building, adapting the building to combat the effects of climate change, improving sustainability and implementing conservation repairs to the historic fabric.

    The project demonstrates the Trusts commitment to diversity and inclusion, delivering a complex and challenging conservation project, adapting the building for the future, to be enjoyed by visitors to Cliveden for many years to come.
    College and Robinson Arches, Auckland Castle - North East Space Architect's two small but complex projects at Auckland Castle, carried out amongst a number of the Estate’s much larger capital projects, bring the site’s Grade I listed entrance gateway and two of its neighbouring Grade II listed buildings back into excellent condition. They have secured their future for generations to come and for visitors to experience now, using the most appropriate methods and materials.

    Furthermore the projects have ensured that the Estate has the best possible visitor entrance whilst creating a second vehicle access point that references a previous historic arch and provides better logistical and emergency access.
    Cromwell Place - London Cromwell Place is an innovative project that establishes a new model for art galleries. It meets an increasing interest from gallery owners and collectors, in shared exhibition spaces.

    The architectural challenge was to provide a space for this unique gallery concept within five Grade II listed buildings dating from 1857. The existing building contained many outstanding period features which have been restored and enhanced. The project also involved the sensitive insertion of new, connected circulation spaces, and a new pavilion gallery above an underground art storage facility.
    St Paul's Cathedral, Equal Access Project - London The Equal Access Project at St Paul’s Cathedral provides step free access into Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic building for the first time in its 300 year history; two new sinusoidal stone ramps either side of a central staircase to the North Transept door provide a dignified and accessible welcome to all. Providing the dignity of equal access by a thoughtful and innovative design, this project demonstrates an exemplar of access standards in heritage settings. As lead consultant, Caroe Architecture Ltd are submitting this nomination on behalf of the whole team who worked together to successfully completion this project.
    Fort Burgoyne - South East Fort Burgoyne, formerly known as Castle Hill Fort, was part of the Royal Commission of forts and batteries in 1859. Now a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the Fort is undergoing a £2m programme of stabilisation, led by the Land Trust, that will see it partly opened to the public and as a whole in a condition which enables greater use of managed events and in a state of readiness for activity supporting regeneration investment to fully open and use the internal space.
    Greyfriars Church - South East Ridge and Partners provided multidisciplinary services on this important heritage project, which replaced the inappropriate 1970's constructed front foyer of Reading’s 14th century, Grade I-listed Greyfriars Church, as well as repurposing two dilapidated Victorian terraced houses and constructing architecturally sympathetic new build facilities.

    The old foyer detracted from the beautiful church and hid its architectural heritage. The transparent new atrium allows the church walls to be seen again and provides a welcoming space, including a café, bookshop and lounge for events or socialising.

    This community funded redevelopment enhances and extends Greyfriars’ crucial role as a social hub, outreach facility and place of worship.
    Hampton House - Northern Ireland Stephen Villiers, partner in APD Architects Ltd., is privileged to have been involved and working with Farrans as a developer and contractor to bring Hampton House back to life, as a modern family home.
    Heritage Court - North West Blueoak Estates, developer of luxury, sustainable homes across the North West, have launched Heritage Court, a unique Chester property development, and the only current residential housing scheme within the city walls.

    Comprising 11, studio, one, two and three bedroom homes, as well as a penthouse, the scheme has seen the transformation of a number of disused office sites on Lower Bridge Street into stunning luxury apartments.

    A brilliant scheme on many different levels, Heritage Court represents a great example of reimagining redundant office buildings within the city centre and redesigning them for modern city centre living.
    Highbury Hall - West Midlands Highbury Hall is a Grade II listed building that was built in 1878 for Joseph Chamberlain. The overall condition of the building was in a in a very poor state, in particular, the rooms that lay directly beneath the roof. The works involved the renovation of the intricate pitched clay tiled roof, the rebuilding of damaged chimneys, the replacement of lead lined gutters and flashings. Works also involved the structural repair of damaged roof timbers, the integration of new roof insulation and a breathable membrane, the eradication of dry rot, the replacement of existing roof lights to the main hall.
    Holy Trinity Tower  - London The team for the Holy Trinity Tower project was led by Ablett Architects. Together we conserved and secured the future of this important listed landmark building. The project was undertaken with a skilled and experienced team on site and was challenging due to the scale of eroded Kentish Ragstone, the structural issues and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of which had to be navigated.

    The dedicated church group and the community involvement was fundamental to the success of the project and they are justifiably proud of the resulting work.
    Houlton School - West Midlands Houlton School provides an enviable set of accessible community facilities, revitalising the listed 1929 Rugby Radio Station to create an entirely distinctive secondary school at the heart of Urban&Civic’s growing new community. It combines three state of the art new blocks with the creative transformation of the listed buildings. Led by vHH Architects, the design team has collaborated with the stakeholders and Morgan Sindall to open it on time and budget, despite the pandemic. It provides outstanding facilities, celebrating the heritage significance of the historic Radio Station, and establishing an iconic and approachable civic building at the future heart of Houlton.
    India Buildings - North West This spectacular project is the result of five years’ intense work by HMRC, Legal and General Investment Management and consultant design and construction teams creating a new regional Government Hub in the heart of Liverpool city centre for over 4,000 employees.

    India Buildings is an iconic Grade II listed building, a focal point of Liverpool’s business district and has been transformed into a modern, flexible office environment. The finished result is a true triumph of collaboration.
    Necarne Castle  - Northern Ireland Necarne Castle in Fermanagh dates from the 17th century and was on the point of collapse and potentially beyond realistic stabilisation and repair. The consultant team were presented with the challenge of working with a limited budget of around £200k to prevent the imminent collapse and enable a long term strategy for its restoration to be established. The project exceeded expectations and is a shining example of what can be achieved through exemplar collaboration of client, consultants and contractor. Fermanagh Council, Mann Williams Engineers, Consarc Architects and McCusker Contracts Contractor.
    Neville Hall  - North East The restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Victorian building, Neville Hall into a centre for the development of young engineers.
    The project delivered two elements. The first being the completion of a conservation survey and resulting specialist repairs. The second being to sympathetically upgrade the building’s facilities through the inclusion of a central core within the original buildings open core which allowed for stairs, a lift, toilets and extension through the roof for the creation of a modern glass fronted office contrasting with the traditional stone and slate building.
    North West Multi Modal Transport Hub - Northern Ireland This project for Translink, nominated by Consarc, delivered a Transport Hub within the historic fabric of the 1873 listed former Waterside Station, recognised as one of the finest examples of railway architecture in Northern Ireland. Funded by EU INTERREG VA programme, the project vastly improves the integrated public transport service supporting increased frequency of train journeys, convenient access to other active modes of transport and new connections into the city centre along the greenway. Employing best practice traditional construction techniques alongside innovative technologies, the project achieved BREEAM Very Good accreditation and provided benefits to the local community, economy and the environment.
    Nottingham Castle - East Midlands Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the Scheduled Monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle's heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.
    Provost Skene's House  - Scotland Provost Skene’s House demonstrates exemplary conservation of Aberdeen’s oldest surviving townhouse, a unique and historically important building. It has been restored to community use as a new museum within a city centre public landscape setting, improving its sustainability, accessibility, and cultural and civic relevance.
    Dating from 1545, Provost Skene’s House underwent major refurbishment in 2019-2020, as part of Aberdeen City Council’s 25-year city centre masterplan. The £3.8m transformation sensitively creates a vibrant asset which now houses the 12 room Hall of Heroes exhibition, celebrating the achievements of the most notable people of the north-east of Scotland, past and present.
    RSC Costume Workshop Redevelopment - West Midlands The Royal Shakespeare Company has the largest inhouse costume making department of any British theatre, but the facilities needed upgrading to allow them to continue producing the amazing items that we see on stage. The redeveloped building sits on the site of the 1887 Memorial Theatre Scene Dock, opposite the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres, and will open to visitors from next year. Guided tours will give a glimpse into the everyday work that goes into creating costumes, as well as the restored Grade II listed buildings that sit alongside the newly-created spaces.
    Seaton Delaval Hall - North East The £5.3m ‘The Curtain Rises’ project is the largest and most ambitious National Trust project of recent years. The completion of conservation works now set the scene for the delivery of an exciting and innovative range of interpretation and exhibition installations that reflect the Delaval family history and put the drama back into Northumberland’s most flamboyant ‘party’ house.

    The property is Grade I listed and plays host to over 20 individually listed buildings. This project involved conservation and adaptation across the historic estate and the range and nature of the works make this project an exemplar of conservation practice.
    Sir William Henry Bragg Building - Yorkshire & Humber The Sir William Henry Bragg building provides a new world class gateway to Physical Sciences through the reuse and repurposing of a Grade II listed Old Mining building. This ensured the validity and viability of one of the University’s key assets and made the centre piece of a new entrance to the University. The new building creates a community heart space and assists with wayfinding and movement to the other physical sciences and engineering schools on multiple levels. Our design resulted in a number of brave interventions to the listed building to ensure the development was legible and balanced.
    Skipton Town Hall - Yorkshire & Humber A spectacular £4.7m restoration and redevelopment of Skipton Town Hall and Craven Museum, transforming the historic building into a cultural hub for the 21st century, home to a museum, exhibition gallery, concert hall and visitor information centre.

    Craven District Council invested £3m in the town hall project, with £1.5m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and £183,000 from the High Street Heritage Action Zone.

    The transformation has given the building a much-needed facelift whilst creating a cultural hub for the local communities.
    St Mary's Church - South East Two projects at St Mary’s, Aylesbury, were undertaken together. The works included repairs to the stonework, repointing, leadwork, window restoration, furniture and flooring repairs as well as renewal of the boiler flue and various other sundry works.  The works were coordinated with great care, using experienced craftsmen and specialist firms to undertake the technically challenging and highly artisan-based works. The works demonstrate care and commitment which has secured the building into the next century.
    Steamhouse, Birmingham City University - West Midlands STEAMHouse is a truly unique space for innovation and collaboration. Located in Birmingham’s Curzon Quarter, it is a fascinating development which seamlessly and sympathetically integrates the former Grade A, locally listed, Belmont Works with a stunning five-storey extension, collectively providing c.100,000 sq  ft of flexible space. STEAMHouse will provide access to state of the art technology, workspaces, and business advice for people across the region, supporting the progression of new ideas and creation of long-term opportunity. STEAMhouse Phase One, in Digbeth, has already supported the creation of dozens of new businesses since its 2019 launch by BCU and Eastside Projects.
    Stockton Globe - North East The Stockton Globe project comprises three main elements.
    The Link, a new build entertainment, cultural, social and hospitality venue behind a retained Grade II listed Georgian façade. The Globe, a 3,000 capacity entertainment venue within remodelled and refurbished Grade II listed Art Deco building. The Annex, a new build facility providing state of the art technical, support and back of house facilities.

    All three were designed and delivered by Space to work as an integrated cultural, leisure, community and entertainment venue.
    The Bigg Market - North East In 2016, NE1 secured £1.6m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to revive the Bigg Market. Beginning in 2018 the project has exceeded all expectations, delivering a new improved Public Realm, twelve property restorations and a host of new activities and events. Significant heritage assets have been conserved and the area has improved beyond recognition.

    The project success is in no small part down to the commitment, passion and resilience of a small but dedicated project team who have gone above and beyond at every stage.

    The Bodmin Jail Hotel & Visitor Attraction - South West Grade II listed Bodmin Jail, on the edge of Bodmin moor in Cornwall was originally built in 1779 as part of the Prison Reform by military engineer Sir John Call. The building was a milestone in prison design.

    The completed scheme has given the jail new life, returning this national heritage asset to its former glory with a leading boutique hotel, a state of the art visitor attraction and venue.

    The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history of Bodmin Jail. There is a clear delineation between new interventions and the historic fabric.

    The Elizabethan House - South West The late 16th century Grade II listed Elizabethan House in Plymouth reopened in 2021 following an extensive programme of repair and extension on behalf of Plymouth City Council by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects, assisted by James Mackintosh Architects and RICS quantity surveyor Adrian Stenning Associates.

    Work on site by the specialist heritage contractor Messenger BCR included extensive internal and external repairs, a new two-storey extension, authentic redecoration and an interactive theatre like visitor experience fit-out by exhibition contractors The Hub.

    The conservation and regeneration project was delivered to an exceptionally high quality for both the inhabitants and visitors to Plymouth.
    The listed at Ottermead, Ponteland Police Headquerters - North East The Ponteland Cottage Homes Complex was constructed in 1903 by the Newcastle Board of Guardians to accommodate destitute children. Prior to refurbishment, the buildings were in a dilapidated condition with various unsympathetic alterations and extensions in place. The site is now being developed by Bellway Homes North East. The sympathetically refurbished listed buildings are located at the heart of the development site, situated around a peaceful area of green open space. The original arts and crafts features have been retained and the historic buildings have been sensitively restored into characterful homes suitable for modern living, which future generations can enjoy.
    The Old Library - North West The Old Library Project was born from a love for a community and a derelict, Grade II listed library building.
    Completed in 1904 and funded by Philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, it provided opportunity for a disadvantaged community for 100 years.
    A team of empathic and knowledgeable professionals with an intrinsic understanding of the legacy of this building was needed.
    With integrity and care OMI Architects and Arcadis heritage professionals conserved the historic fabric of the building; cultivated sustainability; fostered outreach and education and harnessed the power of the local community to build a new chapter in the story of this much loved building.
    The Parish of Boston  - East Midlands This nomination is from the staff at St Botolphs Church, after £2.7m of major capital work was carried out at the church. The 83m high tower has now been removed from the Heritage at Risk register after 18 months of careful restoration work, and new floors laid, incorporating underfloor heating, and new glass porch doors, both of which create a more welcoming atmosphere.
    Such a huge undertaking was completed within budget, and would have been completed on time, had it not been for Covid-19. We feel that this is such a great achievement that deserves recognition.
    The Exchange, The University of Birmingham - West Midlands The Exchange, originally constructed in 1933 as the new headquarters for the Municipal Bank, is a historical building that's essential to the City landscape. After lying vacant for 20 years, this unique building was purchased in 2017 by the University and was saved through this refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage.

    This new City hub now plays a key role in connecting the University to the public, private, and third sectors. The refurbished Grade II building now provides a state of the art facility for the University to showcase research and technology, and provides a new venue for conferences and events
    The Wallace Collection - London Restoring the exterior of The Wallace Collection, which included repairs to the façade, architectural features and ironwork, posed a momentous undertaking.

    The dedicated team, also facing budget constraints and working against narrow deadlines, took a unique, narrative driven approach to the task. Their long term strategy focused on the segmentation of the project into a series of smaller, manageable sections, generating multiple benefits. These benefits, financial, organisational, collaborative, and technical, have been crucial to the successful delivery of the project.

    Five years later and remaining open to the public throughout, The Wallace Collection is now restored to its former glory.
    The Wigley Group - West Midlands Daimler Powerhouse, once home to the world famous car factory, has been transformed from a dilapidated industrial site into the first purpose-built and collaborative art production facility in Coventry.

    The Wigley Group played a key role in the inception, design, procurement, construction and funding of the regeneration, in time for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

    Daimler Powerhouse is a centre of creative excellence, providing dedicated spaces for artists and creative companies led by Godiva Awakes Trust and Imagineer Productions.

    Its innovation and collaboration have been widely praised by visitors, including the Prince of Wales who visited shortly after opening.
    Warwick Bridge Corn Mill - North West After decades of abandonment, the complex scheme led by Cultura Trust rescued Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, bringing it back to its original purpose. Without this project, there was a significant risk that the mill and all its machinery would have been lost for good.

    The restoration of the mill expertly integrates traditional conservation techniques with contemporary interventions that will allows the building to be self sufficient in terms of funding whilst continuing to use traditional machinery and techniques in the milling of flour. It is not only a successful building conservation project but a skills conservation project.
    Waterloo Warehouse - North West The project was for repair and redecoration of this Grade II listed building, an iconic building on the Liverpool waterfront. The challenging nature of getting this project to site is deserving of an award, given the number of leaseholders involved, but restoring this beautiful building in a sympathetic manner is also deserving of accolade.
    Wilkins’ Hall, King's College - East of England The Wilkins’ Hall project has displayed exemplary design and delivery on an extremely significant building. Carefully treading the appropriate line between retention of existing fabric and practical considerations, the project has successfully secured the future of this world famous building.
    Worcester Cathedral Undercroft Learning Centre - West Midlands Acanthus Clews Architects have restored a redundant, fragile scheduled monument at Worcester Cathedral into a fully functioning flexible community resource. By finding a long-term sustainable use for the Undercroft the space has been stabilised and safeguarded for future generations. The project was underpinned with the understanding that converting underutilised existing spaces, however challenging, is more sustainable than building a new facility.

    The conservation challenge was to find the best possible design solution for transforming the space into a fully accessible public building with minimal impact on the historic fabric and character of this unique part of the monastic cathedral.
  • Nottingham Castle - East Midlands Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the Scheduled Monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle's heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.
    The School House, Methodist College - Northern Ireland The School House, Methodist College, is nominated by Hamilton Architects as deserving of the Refurbishment/Revitalisation Award.

    It is an excellent example of how thoughtful design and excellence of service has reimagined one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings to make it fit for 21st century educational requirements.

    Extension, sustainable reuse, and recycling of the building fabric, together with conservation of original features, celebrates the well-loved ‘face’ of the school while respecting the historic integrity of the Queen’s Conservation Area.

    Methodist College and School House are now fit for purpose for the education of whole new generations of students.
    An Chroi Community Hub - Northern Ireland Top of the Hill Community Centre as it was previously known was constructed in the 1970’s and was located on the Bard Hill Road in Gobnascale. The centre was demolished in 2011 due to poor accessibility and condition.
    This new community centre, named An Chroí, ('The heart' in Irish) for Derry City and Strabane District Council and Hillcrest Trust includes a creche, youth wing, training spaces and a multi-purpose hall encircling a central communal courtyard. The centre creates a focal point or gateway to a wider set of developments at the Top of the Hill Park and surrounding area.
    Brunel Centre - South West The £7m Brunel Centre is a specialist STEM and creative further education centre at a college in Bristol. The three storey building at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) puts sustainability and wellbeing at its heart, with several key features prominent in its design.
    Pick Everard provided cost management services throughout the project, working closely alongside the project manager Provelio, main contractor Willmott Dixon and architect Hewitt Studios.
    Buckinghamshire Council - South East HQube is an innovative development utilising repurposed shipping containers with a vision to encourage local business growth and animation to an area of High Wycombe that was formally a yard laid to concrete for many years.  It has been a difficult time for the construction industry and collaboration when people have been working at home, but this project has been completed on time and close to budget.
    Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University - Wales The Centre for Student Life, a £35m, 8,500m²  project bringing a wide range of non academic student support services into one location, transforming the way that Student Services are delivered and significantly contributing to the University’s commitment to deliver a world leading, holistic student experience. With an atrium that is open to the Public, a 550 seat lecture theatre and new access routes to the adjacent Students’ Union and a new pedestrian bridge over the adjacent railway, adjacent to the Grade II listed Main University building, it is the first building in Cardiff’s Civic Centre to be built for 35 years.
    Clare St Regis Student Accommodation - East of England The St Regis Student Accommodation project at Clare College, Cambridge saw the revitalisation of three buildings no longer fit for purpose into three new, high quality accommodation blocks for both students and private rental. The new buildings are not only visually attractive, in keeping with the local architecture and promoting biodiversity, but they provide comfortable and sustainable accommodation to the Clare College community, giving students a high quality space to socialise, relax and study. The new accommodation has been met by widespread praise from College fellows, students and neighbours.
    Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - North West The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK, combining world-class clinical services, research and academic excellence in Liverpool City Centre. The Centre enables the Trust to deliver the highest quality, specialist non-surgical oncology treatment and care for the wider region.
    The brief was met by the careful location of departments, designing the building to step back in profile at its upper levels, creating external terraced space for wards and the chemotherapy floor. The terraces have spectacular panoramic views across Liverpool, giving staff, patients and visitors alike access to external landscaping and fresh air.
    Face to Face Capacity Project - North West A key element of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’, the Project is successfully acquiring, designing and fitting-out 194 additional Jobcentres in just 18 months. This is enabling an extra 13,500 Work Coaches to provide vital support to help people back to work following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    The team believe this achievement is deserving of an award, as this speed and scale of expansion of DWP estate is unprecedented in DWP’s history, and is amongst the largest, most rapid expansions ever seen in the UK over such a short period.
    Erne Campus, South West College - Northern Ireland Erne Campus, nominated by Hamilton Architects, is the world’s first educational, and currently the largest, Passive House Premium rated building. The first building in the UK to achieve both PHP and BREEAM Outstanding accreditations, yielding an anticipated 90% reduction in energy costs, it provides an international exemplar in the achievement of nearly Zero Energy Building for the Public Sector. The Campus, at the heart of the communities in Fermanagh and Tyrone, provides higher education across a range of disciplines, with an emphasis on sustainability and cyber security, to deliver impactful career opportunities for local young people nationally and internationally.
    GenZero - Yorkshire & Humber GenZero is a research project focused on a net-zero carbon design that is resilient to climate change, highly efficient, low-energy and low-embodied carbon, whilst resilient to the impacts of the current worst-case climate change scenarios. GenZero is deserving of an award because it places nature at the heart of the educational environment and is designed to promote well-being for all. The kit of parts building strategy means simple, standardised spaces and DfMA will allow building of schools at scale with minimal waste.
    Greenock Health & Care Centre - Scotland Created through a partnership between Inverclyde HSCP, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Inverclyde Council, Hub West Scotland and the local community, designed by Hoskins Architects, Greenock Health and Care Centre is the fifth centre to be based on the ‘reference project’ at Eastwood in 2016. The 5800m² centre brings together health and care services for NHSGGC and Inverclyde HSCP under one roof, on a brownfield site within the Broomhill community of Greenock.

    Accommodation is arranged around a courtyard garden with patient accessed clinical services on ground and first floors, and three GP practices on the second floor.
    Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme - Yorkshire & Humber The Hessle Foreshore Tidal Defence Scheme (HFTDS) reduces the risk of flooding from tidal surge events in the Humber Estuary to over 4000 homes and businesses in Hessle and west Hull. The HFTDS provides a 1-in-200 year standard of surge protection (SoP).
    Nominated by Mason Clark Associates, this £11m multi-site, multi-stakeholder scheme, has been professionally delivered, within budget, providing defences that are sympathetic to their environments, maintaining vistas over the Humber Estuary, without detriment to the local ecology and enabling the continued use of the foreshore as a recreation area and visitor attraction.
    Houlton School - West Midlands Houlton School provides an enviable set of accessible community facilities, revitalising the listed 1929 Rugby Radio Station to create an entirely distinctive secondary school at the heart of Urban&Civic’s growing new community. It combines three state of the art new blocks with the creative transformation of the listed buildings. Led by vHH Architects, the design team has collaborated with the stakeholders and Morgan Sindall to open it on time and budget, despite the pandemic. It provides outstanding facilities, celebrating the heritage significance of the historic Radio Station, and establishing an iconic and approachable civic building at the future heart of Houlton.
    Humber Hull Frontages - Yorkshire & Humber The Hull Humber Frontages project has delivered reduced flood risk to over 113,000 properties in Hull, the second largest urban area outside of London at risk of flooding. The project team focused on the impact of the project on the local environment and community from early design, through to construction. The use of an adaptive design solution and pre-cast materials reduced the impact of the construction works and the design focused on maintaining and enhance the link to the Humber Estuary, not creating a barrier. Project is Nominated by Arcadis Consulting (UK) on behalf of the entire project team.
    India Buildings - North West This spectacular project is the result of five years’ intense work by HMRC, Legal and General Investment Management and consultant design and construction teams creating a new regional Government Hub in the heart of Liverpool city centre for over 4,000 employees.

    India Buildings is an iconic Grade II listed building, a focal point of Liverpool’s business district and has been transformed into a modern, flexible office environment. The finished result is a true triumph of collaboration.
    Leicester Children’s Hospital - East Midlands The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre has been relocated from Glenfield Hospital to its new state of the art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). Pick Everard worked in close cooperation with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

    The relocation has taken place over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension to the Kensington Building to house the cardiac outpatient’s department, new cardiac theatre and new hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey modular design including a basement level and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.
    Llancarfan primary school - Wales Llancarfan Primary School is the first school in Wales designed to be net zero carbon for operational energy when in use.

    Positive contribution to the Welsh built environment, meeting the needs of today without compromising future generations and demonstrating the use of PV with Battery Storage ‘on site.’

    A detailed performance in use model has been established and Performing Places, will be used to monitor operational and maintenance factors during the first two years of occupation

    Behavioural change as a key element of post occupancy to ensure the site is operated as intended, to achieve a NZC school
    Maelfa Regeneration - Wales Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Cardiff Community Housing Association to develop proposals for this challenging project, with the aim of providing a mix of affordable homes and local retail whilst also delivering significant change and much needed improvements to a tired and failing 1970’s shopping centre environment.

    The development was phased to ensure viability and minimise disruption to the local community whilst providing business continuity for the local retailers.

    It has been transformed into a vibrant, safe, welcoming and thriving mixed-use heart space with a civic quality.

    Extensive consultation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders was vital in delivering the successful regeneration.
    Mildenhall Hub - East of England Mildenhall Hub is a national exemplar project. The project has replaced outdated facilities with a modern, multi-million community hub which combines education, health, leisure, Blue Light, and community facilities under one roof.
    In addition to providing improved facilities for the residents and wider community of Mildenhall and surrounding villages, the Hub demonstrates the benefits of having shared facilities on one site. Mildenhall Hub has reduced overheads and created better cost and environmental efficiencies. This unique project has regenerated the area by supporting the growth of businesses, providing employment opportunities, and attracting people who are keen to use the fantastic facilities.
    Norfolk County Hall, Phase Two - East of England The fully inclusive working environment at Norfolk County Hall enables flexibility in how people work and interact with each other. Knowing that their access needs are going to be met, there is a renewed confidence in disabled people who want to work for Norfolk County Council, something they are very proud of.

    From an accessibility perspective, the areas are now futureproofed for the next decade, at least. Accessibility is just ‘part of the norm’. To support this, the model used for this project has now become a standard template for other Council refurbishments.
    Stockton Globe - North East The Stockton Globe project comprises three main elements.
    The Link, a new build entertainment, cultural, social and hospitality venue behind a retained Grade II listed Georgian façade. The Globe, a 3,000 capacity entertainment venue within remodelled and refurbished Grade II listed Art Deco building. The Annex, a new build facility providing state of the art technical, support and back of house facilities.

    All three were designed and delivered by Space to work as an integrated cultural, leisure, community and entertainment venue.
    Ponteland Schools and Leisure - North East One development, four schemes, that is what is presented in this unique project. Ponteland Schools and Leisure development is notable both for its size and scale, encompassing a primary school, secondary school, leisure centre and a fire station; in one integrated building!

    With a contract value c.£43m and originally all standalone facilities within Northumberland County Council, it harnessed the opportunity for collocation and collaboration to achieve better outcomes for all areas of education, health, wellbeing and community. Now home to a 420 place primary school, 1,600 place secondary school, library and state of the art leisure centre, delivered by Kier Construction, Faithful + Gould and FaulknerBrowns.
    Riverside Community Centre - South West The Riverside Community Centre is a newly constructed facility in Bovey Tracey, bringing together a number of community services under one roof and providing a flexible meeting space for the community. It is the result of many years of planning and fundraising by the Town Council, coordination between the various user groups and collaboration by the design team and contractor to deliver the new building on time and on budget during a challenging time for the construction industry. The new building has been well received and used by the community.
    Sir William Henry Bragg Building - Yorkshire & Humber The Sir William Henry Bragg building provides a new gateway to physical science, providing access for industry and outreach for school children as well as the wider University community.
    The new centre creates a new community heart space and assists with wayfinding and movement to the other physical sciences and engineering schools on multiple levels. It provides attractive routes to the main campus beyond and brings life to an existing Grade II listed asset. The development delivers a state-of the art new learning, teaching, and research facility with a play of appropriate massing, materials, complexity of elevations and detailing.
    St Andrews Links Trust HQ, New Pilmour House - Scotland New Pilmour House sits unobtrusively within the grounds of the world famous St Andrews Links. The building provides a state of the art headquarters for St Andrews Links Trust who manage all seven golf courses, including the iconic Old Course.

    Beyond the main building, Robertson constructed the new Eden gateway, a central services hub, and starter box for the Balgove course.

    Faced by Covid-19, and its immense challenges for the construction sector, Robertson implemented site safety processes to achieve the earliest re-start of works, and delivered the project to the superb quality associated with St Andrews Links, delighting both the architect and our customer.
    St Hilda's College - South East Gort Scott have completed a significant and transformative development for St Hilda’s College in Oxford, comprising an Anniversary Building and Pavilion, all set in a reimagined landscape. The Anniversary Building defines the boundary of the College, strengthens the street scene on Cowley Place and creates enclosure to the tranquil gardens within the College, whilst the Pavilion nestles on the edge of the River Cherwell within this verdant riverside setting. The form and layout of these buildings resonate with the meandering river itself and for the first time connect the north and south parts of the College estate.
    STEAM Academy - Wales The STEAM Academy was delivered for Bridgend College at their further education campus in Pencoed. A building of exceptional quality in both design and finish was completed on programme and below budget. End user feedback has been extremely positive, and the newly created environment has transformed the teaching and learning experience of the college’s staff and students.

    Good communication and collaboration between client, design and contracting teams despite the difficult circumstances created by the pandemic throughout the construction period, has been a critical part in the success of the project and has resulted in an exemplar educational facility for the community.
    Steamhouse, Birmingham City University - West Midlands The Exchange, originally constructed in 1933 as the new headquarters for the Municipal Bank, is a historical building that's essential to the City landscape. After lying vacant for 20 years, this unique building was purchased in 2017 by the University and was saved through this refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage.

    This new City hub now plays a key role in connecting the University to the public, private, and third sectors. The refurbished Grade II building now provides a state of the art facility for the University to showcase research and technology, and provides a new venue for conferences and events
    Stourton Park & Ride - Yorkshire & Humber Stourton Park & Ride was the third in a series of successful Park & Ride facilities across Leeds, with the primary driver to continue reducing traffic congestion and air pollution in the city centre. The site is powered by a carport solar array with battery storage, making this the first fully solar powered park and ride in the UK. The management of the project was incredibly complex, with interfacing highways infrastructure.
    Sweyne Park School - East of England The £2.2m project at Sweyne Park Secondary School in Essex has become the first in the county to benefit from a net zero carbon, modular building, creating hundreds of additional places for youngsters in the area.

    The scheme involved the creation of an energy efficient building to house six new classrooms, office and storage space. The new building has been designed specifically to allow the incorporation of children with hearing impairments to be taught alongside their peers, using enhanced lighting and acoustic standards.
    The Elizabethan House - South West The late 16th century Grade II listed Elizabethan House in Plymouth reopened in 2021 following an extensive programme of repair and extension on behalf of Plymouth City Council by Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects, assisted by James Mackintosh Architects and RICS quantity surveyor Adrian Stenning Associates.

    Work on site by the specialist heritage contractor Messenger BCR included extensive internal and external repairs, a new two-storey extension, authentic redecoration and an interactive theatre like visitor experience fit-out by exhibition contractors The Hub.

    The conservation and regeneration project was delivered to an exceptionally high quality for both the inhabitants and visitors to Plymouth.
    The Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery - Scotland Page Park Architects nominates the Great Tapestry of Scotland Gallery. The building was designed to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland; a unique visual history of the nation crafted by the hands of a thousand volunteer stitchers in communities across Scotland. Through the hard work, professionalism and creativity of the design and construction team, this truly unique project has revitalised the town centre of Galashiels and created an appropriately civic and special home for one of the largest community arts projects in the world.
    School of Engineering, University of Birmingham - West Midlands The University’s new £46.5m School of Engineering Building is a 12,000m² beacon of engineering excellence. With its prime location at the heart of campus, this imposing building celebrates engineering by bringing multi-disciplines together to broaden the student experience with a holistic approach, mirroring the workplace to shape future engineers. It includes a new centre of excellence in rail innovation (UKRRIN), specializing in digital rail systems and improved methods for technology. This facility brings industry to the centre of campus, providing opportunities for collaboration between academia and industry, and allowing sharing of research to deliver innovation for the future.
    Worksop Fire Station - East Midlands The new fire station has replaced a dilapidated, energy inefficient CLASP building. As part of a wider site, the development will provide a modern fit-for-purpose base of operations for NFRS in Worksop. With state of the art facilities and construction to a high standard, it will be easy to maintain, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing. The building will reduce public spend for decades to come as it generates its own energy.

  • 30 Lighterman - London In the heart of King’s Cross, 30 Lighterman embodies the future generation of workspace. The 14,500 sq ft, four storey converted warehouse is a carbon-neutral operation, EPC B, and BREEAM Excellent. Sustainability and innovation are not variables but constants for the refurb of this 100 year old building. TSP’s forward-thinking approach fuses sustainability, flexibility, technology, and community. Their market experience indicates that younger generations want quick access to high-quality turnkey buildings: that are more than just a place to work. 30 Lighterman meets and exceeds this market gap, integrating work, wellness, and environment with exemplary design and technology within this multi-tenant, aspirational workspace.
    4 Capital Quarter - Wales Geldards Law Firm appointed Cardiff-based Architect Practice, Rio as Space Planning Consultant and Interior Designers in September 2019 to fit out 4 Capital Quarter allowing relocation from the existing Cardiff Headquarters in Dumfries Place. The talented team at Rio undertook extensive existing building analysis to understand the facilities and working methods of the law firm and successfully delivered the new, high quality and bespoke headquarters, allowing Geldards to continue providing its clients with first class service and its staff with a comfortable working environment which promotes and improves health and wellbeing.
    Berristers - East Midlands Over the last 18 months a small team has been tirelessly working to renovate a ten bedroom Georgian ex-vicarage in the market town of Raunds, Northamptonshire. We created a 100% uplift in value for the property, set a town record for sale price (30% over the next highest sale) but more importantly restored a heavily dilapidated historic property to it's former glory. Integrating contemporary elements and promoting sustainability without disrupting the historic value was a challenge, but one we executed cautiously and successfully.
    Brookfield School of Business - East Midlands This transformational refurbishment project has restored a historically important Victorian House and created a exceptional new extension to Brookfield House providing lecture spaces, teaching spaces, academic offices and a new oval lecture theatre. The space includes the Bloomberg Trading Room, a Harvard Style lecture theatre, Café, and student support centre in an outstanding teaching and learning environment.

    The Brookfield refurbishment project has delivered a truly inspirational facility, delivered under challenging circumstances of a global pandemic, that has a made a positive impact not just for the University, but also to the local community and the wider natural environment.
    Burrell House - South East This wonderful restoration project, overseen by Ridge and Partners, saw the refurbishment of Burrell House, a beautiful, but semi-derelict, Victorian residential building in the grounds of Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, as the home for the new Winchester Hospice. The beautiful heritage building was restored, enhanced and given a new purpose, saving it from near certain demolition.

    There was no dedicated end-of-life accommodation in Winchester before this project completed; Burrell House provides a well-equipped and pleasant local facility for end-of-life patients and their loved ones, combining stringent clinical standards with the warm and welcoming look and feel of boutique hospitality.
    Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Project - East Midlands Buxton Crescent and Thermal Spa is the most amazing project. Sitting in the centre of Buxton, the Crescent was built between 1780-89 by the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s in his plans to establish a Georgian spa town. Grade I listed; it is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. The properties now have a sustainable future, restored and conserved to create an 81 bedroom luxury spa hotel, a unique thermal mineral water spa, a visitor experience and six shops by Buxton Crescent Ltd (a joint venture partnership between The Trevor Osborne Property Group and CP Holdings Ltd).
    Chalk Hill Farm Barns, Phase 2 - East of England Chalk Hill Barns (Phase 2), Warham, Wells-next-the-Sea, were converted into three dwellings by the Holkham Estate in collaboration with Bryan Williams, a north Norfolk barn specialist of over 30 years’ experience.

    The barns comprise late 19th century in situ concrete barn with clay tile roof and early 20th century steel frame, profiled sheet clad barns with barrel roofs,  representing good, interesting examples of such buildings, reflecting the development of this important farm complex.

    Converted without compromise, each barn is individually designed, ensuring the best of the past and future work together.
    Clare St Regis Student Accommodation - East of England The St Regis Student Accommodation project at Clare College, Cambridge saw the revitalisation of three buildings no longer fit for purpose into three new, high quality accommodation blocks for both students and private rental. The new buildings are not only visually attractive, in keeping with the local architecture and promoting biodiversity, but they provide comfortable and sustainable accommodation to the Clare College community, giving students a high quality space to socialise, relax and study. The new accommodation has been met by widespread praise from College fellows, students and neighbours.
    Claremont Complex - North East The Claremont Complex is a 20,000m² remodelling and refurbishment of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Hub Building, which is one of the key buildings forming the heart of Newcastle Universities city campus. Space Architects have worked closely with the university to develop their aspirations through engagement with various end users and stakeholders.

    The scheme was constructed on a live university campus in a busy, urban setting and so required careful programming and coordination with the academic timetable to ensure minimal disruption to the student and staff experience.

    The project was completed to programme and to budget.
    Crossford Court - North West Crossford Court is a contemporary apartment scheme set in the heart of Sale, Manchester.

    The scheme, which includes 96 one and two bed apartments, has been built to a high specification, integrating new technology in terms of practical living, building fabric and sustainable features.

    Developed for the first time buyer’s market, the scheme was available to purchase under the Help to Buy scheme with price points as low as £125,000. Not only has the scheme helped to build the merging landscape of Sale, but it has provided a high number of quality homes for a largely younger demographic.
    David Brownlow Theatre - South East Born from a fruitful collaboration with the client, the Theatre was designed to facilitate community engagement within the existing culture of Horris Hill school. Since its completion, the headteacher attests to the enhanced the quality of education, improvements in the curriculum and whole school civic presence that the building has brought to the campus. The design grasped the sense of community at Horris Hill and the binding presence that a theatre could create. Already in constant use, it is an unending resource for the whole community.
    Hall for Cornwall - South West Hall for Cornwall has reopened after a multi million pound regeneration of the Grade II* listed buildings. The revitalisation has increased the theatre’s audience capacity, providing a more intimate atmosphere with improved sightlines and acoustics. The heritage of the buildings has been conserved and restored bringing them to better use. The renovated venue provides a warmer welcome and improved experience, including new cafés and bar areas on both sides of the building.

    Hall for Cornwall has improved access to arts and culture for the community through a brilliant new performance facility and a sustainable business model for the future of the organisation.
    Hampton House - Northern Ireland Stephen Villiers, partner in APD Architects Ltd., is privileged to have been involved and working with Farrans as a developer and contractor to bring Hampton House back to life, as a modern family home.
    Houlton School - West Midlands The refurbishment and revitalisation of the listed 1929 Rugby Radio Station transmitter creates an entirely distinctive secondary school at the heart of Urban&Civic’s growing new community at Houlton. The school combines three state-of-the-art new blocks with the creative transformation and fabric upgrade of the listed buildings. Led by vHH Architects, the design team has collaborated with heritage stakeholders and Morgan Sindall’s supply chain, delivering an exemplary School on time and budget, despite the pandemic. It creates an outstanding community facility, celebrating the heritage significance of the historic Radio Station, and establishing an iconic building at the future heart of Houlton.
    India Buildings - North West This spectacular project is the result of five years’ intense work by HMRC, Legal and General Investment Management and consultant design and construction teams creating a new regional Government Hub in the heart of Liverpool city centre for over 4,000 employees.

    India Buildings is an iconic Grade II listed building, a focal point of Liverpool’s business district and has been transformed into a modern, flexible office environment. The finished result is a true triumph of collaboration.
    Leicester Children’s Hospital - East Midlands The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre has been relocated from Glenfield Hospital to its new state of the art city centre home at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). Pick Everard worked in close cooperation with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

    The relocation has taken place over three phases of construction, with the first and largest element being a new-build extension to the Kensington Building to house the cardiac outpatient’s department, new cardiac theatre and new hybrid catheter lab. This extension is an innovative three-storey modular design including a basement level and is designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification.
    Lime Avenue Office & Workshop Units - Wales Kier Construction have delivered a £7.4m high quality, hybrid-style, shipping container conversion project for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, offering 2,350m²  of employment floor space on one hectare of disused land. Creating new enterprises, attracting young, ambitious businesses with key growth aspirations; the project remit is vast.

    The former Ebbw Vale steelworks lead the industrial revolution, the scheme now puts this site back into the industry heart, having revitalised land that could no longer fulfil its original purpose by attracting entrepreneurs who want to take forward high value businesses. A true tale of regeneration in the Welsh valleys.
    Maelfa Regeneration - Wales Austin-Smith:Lord was appointed by Cardiff Community Housing Association to develop proposals for this challenging project, with the aim of providing a mix of affordable homes and local retail whilst also delivering significant change and much needed improvements to a tired and failing 1970’s shopping centre environment.

    The development was phased to ensure viability and minimise disruption to the local community whilst providing business continuity for the local retailers.

    It has been transformed into a vibrant, safe, welcoming and thriving mixed-use heart space with a civic quality.

    Extensive consultation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders was vital in delivering the successful regeneration.
    Merchant Square  - Northern Ireland Merchant Square has become one of the catalyst structures within the Belfast skyline. Completely transformed from its previous concrete façade, the revisited Merchant Square provides a distinct identity augmenting the existing urban frontages, the use of Corten steel cladding resonates with the city’s industrial heritage and draws inspiration from the red and orange hues of Belfast’s brickwork.

    Delivered within Belfast 1, the project was technically challenging with over 250 piles and 1000 tonne of steel installed. Completed in the midst of the pandemic, Merchant lead the redevelopment of the Linen Quarter and uplifted the area.
    Meridian Water - London Bloqs is a key partner for Enfield Council within the Meridian Water development, which seeks to provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs over the coming 25 years. Bloqs plays a key role in defining the character of the area through placemaking and intensifying land use, driving employment and creating economic activity in advance of longer term regeneration and development plans.
    The £2.7m project makes Bloqs the UK’s first open access factory with over 30,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace.
    Lock29 Castle Quay - South East We were appointed by Cherwell District Council to asset manage Castle Quay shopping centre and advise on the redevelopment of a vacant department store in Banbury. Our objectives were to regenerate the site, create employment opportunities, and deliver an anchor leisure site for the area. We transformed the site into Lock29, a mixed-use development that offers retail, food and entertainment space for the community to enjoy.

    National Gallery, One Gallery Accommodation Hub - London The Accommodation Hub juxtaposes the cultural heritage and metropolitan divergence that defines the National Gallery’s position within London’s urban landscape, fusing old and new at the heart of a Grade I listed icon.
    Purcell’s realised vision has unified the diaspora of National Gallery staff within previously redundant, confined, and underused spaces nestled between and beneath treasure filled exhibition halls, uniting all 250+ staff in a 40,000 sq ft workspace that contrives, like the encompassing gallery, to entice, welcome and inspire those within.
    This ambitious project now embodies the tangible reality of improved wellbeing, energy, and productivity for all behind the scenes staff working at the gallery.
    Neville Hall - North East The restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II listed Victorian building, Neville Hall into a centre for the development of young engineers.
    The project delivered two elements. The first being the completion of a conservation survey and resulting specialist repairs. The second being to sympathetically upgrade the building’s facilities through the inclusion of a central core within the original buildings open core which allowed for stairs, a lift, toilets and extension through the roof for the creation of a modern glass fronted office contrasting with the traditional stone and slate building.
    Newcastle Civic Centre - North East The refurbishment of Newcastle Civic Centre preserves and enhances one of the city’s most important heritage assets, George Kenyon’s Grade II listed Civic Centre built in 1968. Across two phases, the project has created an effective, modern workplace that is more accessible and connected to the people it serves, by sensitively creating a new public entrance within the existing colonnade. The project extends the centre’s use as a civic facility and has significantly improved its environmental performance.
    North West Multi Modal Transport Hub - Northern Ireland This project for Translink, nominated by Consarc, delivered a Transport Hub within the historic fabric of the 1873 listed former Waterside Station, recognised as one of the finest examples of railway architecture in Northern Ireland. Funded by EU INTERREG VA programme, the project vastly improves the integrated public transport service supporting increased frequency of train journeys, convenient access to other active modes of transport and new connections into the city centre along the greenway. Employing best practice traditional construction techniques alongside innovative technologies, the project achieved BREEAM Very Good accreditation and provided benefits to the local community, economy and the environment.
    Nottingham Castle - East Midlands Nottingham Castle has been restored and reimagined to conserve the historic fabric and enhance the visitor experience, safeguarding the iconic site for future generations. The transformation of the Scheduled Monument site included repair, conservation and refurbishment of the 17th century Ducal Palace, medieval Gatehouse, and sprawling cave network, as well as re-landscaping the grounds, a contemporary Visitor Centre, and a new gallery extension to tell the stories of Robin Hood. Conservation has been meticulous and sensitive to the Castle's heritage, and the site’s reconfiguration has restored it as a flagship for the city and a catalyst for its regeneration.
    Royal Haslar, Phase 1a - South East Located just outside Portsmouth, Royal Haslar is one of Britain’s landmark buildings; part of the very fabric of our nation.

    Following the opening of the main hospital building in 1762, many army casualties from the Peninsular campaign (1809), the Battle of Waterloo (1815), the Crimean War (1853-56) and D-Day were treated at Haslar.

    Reborn as a luxury waterfront retirement village, its unique architectural grandeur and illustrious military heritage can be enjoyed and celebrated by all. Assured its place in history, it is now protected for the future.
    Steamhouse, Birmingham City University - West Midlands The Exchange, originally constructed in 1933 as the new headquarters for the Municipal Bank, is a historical building that's essential to the City landscape. After lying vacant for 20 years, this unique building was purchased in 2017 by the University and was saved through this refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage.

    This new City hub now plays a key role in connecting the University to the public, private, and third sectors. The refurbished Grade II building now provides a state of the art facility for the University to showcase research and technology, and provides a new venue for conferences and events
    Stockton Globe - North East The Stockton Globe project comprises three main elements.
    The Link, a new build entertainment, cultural, social and hospitality venue behind a retained Grade II listed Georgian façade. The Globe, a 3,000 capacity entertainment venue within remodelled and refurbished Grade II listed Art Deco building. The Annex, a new build facility providing state of the art technical, support and back of house facilities.

    All three were designed and delivered by Space to work as an integrated cultural, leisure, community and entertainment venue.
    The Bodmin Jail Hotel & Visitor Attraction - South West Grade II listed Bodmin Jail, on the edge of Bodmin moor in Cornwall was originally built in 1779 as part of the Prison Reform by military engineer Sir John Call. The building was a milestone in prison design.

    The completed scheme has given the jail new life, returning this national heritage asset to its former glory with a leading boutique hotel, a state of the art visitor attraction and venue.

    The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history of Bodmin Jail. There is a clear delineation between new interventions and the historic fabric.

    The Exchange, The University of Birmingham - West Midlands The Exchange is steeped in history, originally constructed as the new headquarters for The Municipal Bank in 1933, its historic presence on Broad Street is important to the city landscape. After laying vacant for over 20 years, this unique building was purchased by the UOB in 2017, and was ultimately saved through refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage. This new Hub plays a key role in connecting the University to the public and facilitate future public engagement events. This Grade II listed building has been fully refurbished and provides a state-of-the-art facility to showcase Universities Research and Technology.
    The Kelvin - Northern Ireland The Kelvin is an exemplar commercial led office development which demonstrates how older, not fit for purpose buildings can be radically transformed through creativity and collaboration and repurposed to meet new requirements and, can ultimately be the most sustainable type of development, offering greater economic, environmental and social outcomes than new-build.
    The Old Library - North West After a 100 year life as a functioning library and having been underfunded for a significant period, in 2006 the Carnigie Library was closed and listed on Liverpool’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ register.

    The brief from Lister Steps was to create a new nursery and a community hub. This dual function provided unique challenges and necessitated the creation of clear public and private faces to the building. Alongside the key childcare function the project provides multi-functional community spaces, a café, hot desking, and office accommodation.

    The project makes significant interventions within the existing building whilst respecting existing volumes and spatial characteristics.
    The School House, Methodist College - Northern Ireland The School House, Methodist College, is nominated by Hamilton Architects as deserving of the Refurbishment/Revitalisation Award.

    It is an excellent example of how thoughtful design and excellence of service has reimagined one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings to make it fit for 21st century educational requirements.

    Extension, sustainable reuse, and recycling of the building fabric, together with conservation of original features, celebrates the well-loved ‘face’ of the school while respecting the historic integrity of the Queen’s Conservation Area.

    Methodist College and School House are now fit for purpose for the education of whole new generations of students.
    Technique - London Quartz Project Services provide high level service based solutions for major property developments and refurbishments. Our team of experts specialise in Project Management and Cost Consultancy. Technique, which we have submitted for the Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project award is the sustainable redevelopment of two historic buildings, spanning 75,000 sq ft, in Clerkenwell, London. The fully refurbished development offers modern workspace and retail, over six storeys. The highly experienced team that worked on this scheme were all a part in the success story of the future of this building.
    The Wigley Group - West Midlands Daimler Powerhouse, once home to the world famous car factory, has been transformed from a dilapidated industrial site into the first purpose-built and collaborative art production facility in Coventry.

    The Wigley Group played a key role in the inception, design, procurement, construction and funding of the regeneration, in time for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

    Daimler Powerhouse is a centre of creative excellence, providing dedicated spaces for artists and creative companies led by Godiva Awakes Trust and Imagineer Productions.

    Its innovation and collaboration have been widely praised by visitors, including the Prince of Wales who visited shortly after opening.
    Tobacco Warehouse Phase 1, Stanley Dock  - North West At the time of its construction in 1901, Tobacco Warehouse was claimed to be one the world’s largest brick buildings. The Grade II 14-storey building has a gross internal area of 32 acres and its construction used 27 million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tons of steel.

    The £40m Phase 1, provides 188 apartments and 28,557 sq ft of ground floor commercial space and basement car parking. With sizes ranging from 980 – 2725 sq ft, Tobacco Warehouse offers split level loft apartments and penthouses, with exceptional waterfront views.
    Tyntesfield Visitor Welcome Project - South West The visitor welcome project at the Tyntesfield estate in North Somerset has been an important part of revitalising this significant National Trust site and improving the experience for visitors arriving at the Home Farm visitor hub.

    The new visitor welcome building provides improved access and orientation for the site and a clear threshold upon arrival. The development will also enable future development for reinterpretation the historic Upper Estate Yard providing an additional visitor attraction at Tyntesfield.
    Heath Town Regeneration Project - West Midlands Heath Town is a perfect example of how estate regeneration should be done. Helping existing residents play an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood, creating a safer, healthier community where people now want to live.

    As well as improving the existing housing stock and local environment, the project has created broad economic and social benefits for the whole community, such as employment, education, training and improvements in health and well-being.

    We feel that this project has achieved all that and more & is deserving of this award.
    University of Hull - Yorkshire & Humber The Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull involved the fit-out of two floors of a former Chemical Engineering building with net-construction costs of £1.4m. Phase one of the project secured a SKA Gold rating for sustainability, the first for any Higher Education building in the region.

    Amongst others, the EEI Refurbishment considered biodiversity, insulation, energy efficiencies and waste reduction produced both in the refurbishment and in its onward use.

    The project was exemplary and achieved its sustainable targets using innovative solutions. By collaborating together, the teams were able to build their knowledge and create a remarkable space.
    Whitby Hospital - Yorkshire & Humber Whitby Hospital covers a large area over numerous levels, with different medical services spread throughout the building. The £13.1m project commenced in March 2020 to remodel and refurbish the Tower Block, to provide staff and patients with a modern, fit for purpose facility that is futureproof for many years to come.

    Working in collaboration with BAM construction, the CCG and Trusts that occupy the building, as well as the local community, the refurbished hospital provides integrated care to the local community built to BREEAM Excellent standard.
  • 33 Spylaw Road - Scotland An excellent project which was well designed, delivered on time and budget. 
    Admiralty House, Mount Wise - South West Admiralty House is an exceptional residential led regeneration project, situated at the heart of the prestigious Mount Wise development in Plymouth.

    The existing Grade II listed building has been sympathetically restored through a highly skilled local delivery team to provide a bespoke collection of twelve elegant apartments, designed for modern living.

    The project is part of Plymouth’s wider regeneration agenda and complements the previous phases of the Mount Wise Development. The grand 200 year old listed building is steeped in important local and military history which has been thoughtfully conserved throughout the design and regeneration process.
    Agar Grove, Phase 1b - London Agar Grove, Phase 1b, nominated and designed by architecture practice Mæ Architects, marks the latest phase in a 57 home Passivhaus regeneration scheme in Camden, master planned by Mæ and Hawkins\Brown alongside landscape architects Grant Associates. With the masterplan on track to be the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, the highly sustainable design of Phase 1b's 57 homes enables residents to benefit from significant cuts in energy usage and bills, reducing the impact of fuel poverty. Informed by resident feedback, the scheme introduces a strong focus on private and public amenity space, to support residents' wellbeing and the estates' distinct sense of community.
    Berristers - East Midlands Over the last 18 months a small team has been tirelessly working to renovate a ten bedroom Georgian ex-vicarage in the market town of Raunds, Northamptonshire. We created a 100% uplift in value for the property, set a town record for sale price (30% over the next highest sale) but more importantly restored a heavily dilapidated historic property to it's former glory. Integrating contemporary elements and promoting sustainability without disrupting the historic value was a challenge, but one we executed cautiously and successfully.
    Blacksmiths Yard - East of England This was a successful delivery of a project with the Estate acting as Principal Contractor. This elegant development of four individually designed and immaculately finished houses blend perfectly into the village with their red brick and chalk construction. Two, newly renovated two bedroom houses were retained for letting to local people. Strict lettings criteria were agreed with the Parish Council to ensure that homes will be lived in by people with a direct connection to the village, through family or employment, providing real community benefit. This project continues the Estate’s proud tradition of providing employment and accommodation for the local community.
    Boulevard Wharf Student Accommodation - East Midlands MAS architecture is proud to have been involved in Boulevard Wharf, a brand-new development located in Nottingham, utilising reclaimed land from the canal side. This amazing, waterfront development offers 66 self-contained luxury studios and has various internal and external communal spaces including a gym, cinema room and study pods. It was built using traditional brick and steel methods to fit in and be sympathetic to the local architecture. The site, shape and design of the buildings in this project make it unique and innovative. It has high quality finishes, incorporating offsite technologies and was delivered on time and on budget.
    Canonmills Garden - Scotland Canonmills Garden is the first major residential development in Scotland by Artisan Real Estate, who are best known north of the border for their award-winning mixed-use regeneration schemes like New Waverley in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Originally an abandoned brownfield B&Q site, Canonmills Garden has evolved over the last 18 months into an eco-friendly, landscaped and sustainable homes development. The development now provides 179 generously proportioned apartments and colony style properties in a spectacular natural location overlooking the Water of Leith. With Canonmills Garden, Artisan has set a high benchmark for its future residential blueprint for Scotland.
    Clare St Regis Student Accommodation - East of England The St Regis Student Accommodation project at Clare College, Cambridge saw the revitalisation of three buildings no longer fit for purpose into three new, high quality accommodation blocks for both students and private rental. The new buildings are not only visually attractive, in keeping with the local architecture and promoting biodiversity, but they provide comfortable and sustainable accommodation to the Clare College community, giving students a high quality space to socialise, relax and study. The new accommodation has been met by widespread praise from College fellows, students and neighbours.
    Devonport Towers, Plymouth  - South West The Devonport Towers is a project of national significance. It presented many design and logistical challenges which were negotiated intelligently and with professionalism.

    Demonstrating an innovative and collaborative approach, the team overcame significant challenges in an unknown landscape following the Grenfell tragedy. Their professionalism led to a successful outcome for all.

    This project is at the forefront of a revolution which looks to put the safety of people at the frontline of decision making.

    The collaboration of the whole project team, a proactive client and the support of the resident’s delivered three buildings which people now safely call their homes.
    Elmstead Place  - East of England Elmstead Place, designed and nominated by Architecture PLB and built by Osborne, is a highly sensitive and subtle development of student accommodation town houses in Colchester, arranged as a series of short terraces. The scheme achieves a domestic character and highly sensitive response to the local heritage assets.

    The innovative solution of ‘knitting’ a new student community into a traditional domestic setting has created a  high quality living experience, supporting students in their studies within a safe, social environment. The scheme sits comfortably within the context, allowing the occupants to become an intrinsic part of the local community.
    Featherbeds - South West ARCO2 Architecture Ltd has stood out as being different from their competitors. They have been committed to innovation, experimentation, research and development, known by their competitors and industry piers for being committed to the advancement of sustainability and practicing what they preach. The project Featherbeds is a prime example of a fantastic design which blends seamlessly into the surrounding landscape while achieving a low energy passive house inspired healthy family home which is future proofed for the many generations to come.
    Foxbury Farm - South East This project is a highly versatile demonstration of a residential project that the company and project team wish to showcase and believe deserve recognition. It is one of many developments that Red Key Concepts has successfully delivered since its formation in 2016. Examples of unknown challenges during uncertain times, innovation, project management and proactivity can provide evidence in the construction of this 21 unit purely residential project which we hope the judges take great interest in.
    Hundred House - West Midlands Bramham Properties, a high level property developer, are nominating their Hundred House project due to the history the beautiful Grade II listed property holds. A unique ‘lifestyle’ development now comprising of four town houses, one barn conversion and 11 exquisite apartments in a lovingly restored piece of the past.
    Lambton Park - North East Lambton Park is an impressive development delivering the upmost quality in new homes within County Durham.
    With the support of an outstanding team and exceptional collaboration, Lambton Park has been designed and executed to the highest standards with a variety of elevations and design flair.

    A selection of home from two bedroom apartments to five bedroom houses are being built within the historic Lambton Estate. Bounded by mature woodland, the fully bespoke properties have been designed sympathetically to complement the history and vernacular of the estate and to withstand the test of time.

    Lambton Park is an enviable destination to call home.
    Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme  - West Midlands Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme is a transformational £370m legacy, residential development in a deprived suburb of Northwest Birmingham.

    With Arcadis lead consultant and Lendlease as principal contractor, it provides up to 1,000 homes for Birmingham City Council, meeting crucial needs for market sale and rent, affordable and critical extra care units and unlocks a wider programme of up to 5,000 homes.

    Despite Covid-19 challenges, the project outstripped social value targets, providing jobs, training, apprenticeships and local SME spend in a high unemployment area.

    The scheme boosts inclusivity in Birmingham, with sustainable design and huge transport investment spearheading resident behavioural change towards a low carbon future.
    Southampton Crossings Student Accommodation - South West Southampton Crossings by Architecture PLB and built by Midas Construction for developer Victoria Halls Management, is an 11 storey, 527 bedroom student accommodation residence overlooking Watts Park in Southampton.

    The project occupies a prominent city centre site, and is a highly successful contribution to the wider city and setting of listed park, integrating successfully in to the park edge.

    Southampton Crossings sets a new benchmark for student accommodation within the city, not only in terms of providing a high standard for the occupants, but also in forming a piece of civic architecture that contributes to the wider cityscape.
    Student Castle Oxford - South East Student Castle Oxford is a sensitive mixed-use solution for a challenging and constrained site that sets an important benchmark for development in the wider urban area. Delivered in the peak of the pandemic and opened in 2020, it is the landmark first project to be completed as part of the wider regeneration of Oxpens. The 515 room student accommodation is arranged in three distinct but connected urban blocks at a gateway to the city. It is an exemplar building, for a significant and sensitive site, that creates a finely grained urban response drawing inspiration from the rich history of Oxford.
    Hampton House - Northern Ireland Stephen Villiers, partner in APD Architects Ltd., is privileged to have been involved and working with Farrans as a developer and contractor to bring Hampton House back to life, as a modern family home.
    The Banks - Northern Ireland APD Architects Ltd., is privileged to have been involved and working with Ulster Garden Village, a charitable organisation whose aim is to make real and lasting difference to the lives of people in Northern Ireland to complete The Banks, mixed residential development at the privileged location at Ballyholme Bay. The development creates opportunities for multi-generational living and a more connected society.
    The Feel Good Project - East Midlands The Feel Good project is an example of a project which is not only about the finished design but also the positive effect it has on the surrounding landscape. The location of the property is on the edge of a nature reserve in a stunning location in Nottinghamshire. Design Haus was commissioned by the homeowners who wanted to create a space where the family could relax and enjoy the remarkable setting of the property and garden.
    Opportunities on this site were particularly interesting due to the sloping nature of the garden and the secluded site itself.
    The Regeneration of William Muge & Snelgrove - South East Nominated by Jenner Group as the project’s main contractor, we would be delighted to gain recognition for the sympathetic regeneration of the post-war brownfield site as it stitches back the streetscape with modernised, high quality, tenure blind housing. The entire team has worked relentlessly to deliver DDC's most ambitious scheme in over 30 years as they continue their bold regeneration journey, ensuring essential, quality housing provision for the town's people, driving new standards and pushing boundaries in design and construction to the vast benefit of the communities they serve.
    The Sycamores - North East Situated in the heart of Stockton-on-Tees town centre The Sycamores, is a stylish 157 home development delivered by Keepmoat Homes in partnership with Stockton Borough Council, which contributes to the regeneration of the town centre.

    The development offers high quality, stylish, affordable homes and with a take on the Healthy New Town’s agenda, encourages a healthy and active lifestyle within the community.

    Further, a total of £7,618,623.09 in Social Value has been created, contributing to sustainability whilst supporting the local economy and those economically challenged.

    The development is a perfect example of what we do at Keepmoat Homes: Building Communities, Transforming lives.
    Waterhouse - South West ARCO2 is a RIBA Chartered Architects Practice with core sustainable principles. We live and breathe sustainability. Since our formation in 2003 we have promoted sustainable architecture and have been prepared to invest and take risks for the advancement of future generations and a cleaner, healthier way of life. Waterhouse has completely transformed the lives of our clients. What was once a typical 1980's Cornish bungalow is now replaced with a low energy dwelling with life time home ethos and benefits. Our clients are delighted with the finished build and are looking forward to enjoying the house with their family.

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