4 MAY 2018
Over 23 of the East Midlands’ most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at last night’s RICS Awards 2018, East Midlands where the Get Busy Living Centre project took the overall East Midlands’ Project of the Year title.
The annual RICS Awards, East Midlands – held at the The Belfry in Nottingham on 3 May – celebrate inspirational initiatives in the region’s land, property and construction sectors.
BBC Look East news presenter, Janine Machin was the host for this year’s sell-out ceremony which attracted hundreds of local property professionals.
The winners of all seven individual categories are:
A number of highly commended were also awarded:
The Get Busy Living Centre project – which was transformed a former aircraft hanger into a sporting rehabilitation centre via donations and contributions from local people and businesses – also scooped the Community Benefit award for transforming the lives of those with life changing sporting injuries.
The highly acclaimed Project of the Year accolade is presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.
RICS judges said the Get Busy Living Centre project was a stand-out Project of the Year winner for how it not only unites the local community but the wider sporting community through the entire lifecycle of the project.
The judges were also impressed with the project team’s commitment to ensure sustainability and environmental benefits remained prevalent whilst delivering a project under budget and maintaining the local interest.
All category winners will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November 2018 in London, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.