12 MAY 2018
Over 45 of Yorkshire and Humber’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the annual RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber where Halifax’s transformed Piece Hall and state-of-the-art Central Library took the overall Yorkshire & Humber Project of the Year title.
The annual RICS Awards, Yorkshire & Humber – held on 11 May at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United Football Club – celebrate inspirational initiatives in the region’s land, property and construction sectors across eight categories.
The winners of all eight individual categories – announced by host and veteran Look North TV presenter, Clare Frisby in front of 350 local property professionals – are as follows:
The highly acclaimed Project of the Year title is presented to the category winner that demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.
RICS judges said The Piece Hall and Central Library was a stand-out Project of the Year winner and praised the project team behind it – including Calderdale Council, LDN Architects, Gleeds and Graham Construction – for creating a vibrant new cultural and commercial centre that has attracted quality eateries, boutique and unique shops, and an array of events including contemporary and classical music concerts.
The judges also recognised the project for attracting significant public and private sector funding, and for successfully combining both new build and the significant restoration of heritage assets to an exceptional standard.
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.