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4 MAY 2018

East Midlands Project of the Year

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

The winners of all seven individual categories are:

  • Building Conservation – Delapre Abbey, Northamptonshire
  • Commercial – One Angel Square, Northampton
  • Community Benefit – Get Busy Living Centre, Melton Mowbray
  • Design Through Innovation – STEM Building, University of Loughborough
  • Infrastructure – The Mill Lane & Gateway Public Realm, Leicester
  • Regeneration – Melton Cattle Market, Melton Mobray, Leicestershire
  • Tourism & Leisure – ONE NK, Lincoln

Highly commended

A number of highly commended were also awarded: 

  • Building Conservation – The Corn Exchange, Lincoln 
  • Commercial – Cygnet Wharf Student Accommodation, Lincoln 
  • Design Through Innovation – ONE NK, Lincoln

Project of the Year, East Midlands

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.

RICS Awards, Grand Final 2018

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.