Yorkshire's best property projects in the spotlight

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 9:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 11:00 am

The search is on to find Yorkshire and Humber's best property projects, as entries are invited for the RICS Awards 2019.

Stand-out buildings that have a significant positive impact on their local communities, making them a better place to live, study, work or visit, are sought as entries.

Eight categories include Building Conservation, Residential, Commercial property and Infrastructure, and there’s an esteemed ‘Project of the Year’ title, to be awarded to the development considered most outstanding in terms of best practice and the value it gives its local area.

The Piece Hall and Central Library in Halifax won the ‘Project of the Year’ title at this year’s RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber, and will now compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on November 2 in London, for the chance to be crowned the 2018 UK Project of the Year.

Category winners from the RICS Awards 2018, Yorkshire & Humber are:

Building Conservation - Eshton Hall, Gargrave - Re-roofing and Repair Works, SkiptonCommercial - Number One, Kirkstall Forge, LeedsCommunity Benefit - Temple Learning Academy, LeedsDesign through Innovation - Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, LeedsInfrastructure - Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme, BeverleyRegeneration – The Piece Hall and Central Library, HalifaxResidential - Fern House, BingleyTourism & Leisure - William's Den, North Cave

Chair of the RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber judging panel, Rob Hindle of White Hindle & Partners Ltd said: “The properties we live in, and the buildings we visit or work and study in, can have a real impact on our wellbeing and output or productivity, and that’s what stands the RICS Awards out as they celebrate the built projects – regardless of budget or actual size – that are making a real difference to people’s lives.”

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

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

The RICS Awards 2019, Yorkshire & Humber are now open to enter until 25 January 2018, and an early bird rate of £85 per entry is available until 30 November. For more information and to nominate a project visit www.rics.org/awards

The RICS Awards 2019, Yorkshire & Humber will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on Friday 17 May at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United Football Club.