RICS unveils shortlist for innovative property awards

An estate agents’ organisation has unveiled a shortlist of candidates up for awards given for innovative property developments. Categories at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards include building conservation, regeneration, sustainability and community benefit.

Competitors range from large projects such as St Pancras Station in London, Seewurfel in Zurich, Fort Dunlop in the West Midlands, to smaller buildings such as Inverness District Office in Scotland and the Expressive Arts building in Yorkshire.

RICS said:

“The response has been excellent this year. The shortlist highlights the exceptional standard of work being done today to enhance and preserve the global built and natural environments.

“The property professionals involved are vital in linking people, places and property, making the best use of limited resources, all contributing to the wider environment and community.

“The shortlist contains a magnificent range of exciting projects which are a credit to the skilled teams involved.”

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud will announce the overall winners at a gala awards ceremony at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, on October 17th 2008. The winners will join a long line of inspirational building projects, with past winners including projects such as Oxford Castle Heritage Project, Kew Palace and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

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