Saffron Hall up for three gongs in RICS East Awards 2014

07:00 25 February 2014

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Saffron Walden’s £10m world-class music venue is up for three gongs in this year’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) awards.

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Saffron Hall has made the shortlist for the Design through Innovation, Community Benefit, Tourism & Leisure categories in the prestigious awards scheme.

RICS announced its shortlist for the East of England Awards last week.

Seven category winners and a Project of the Year will be selected from the 37 shortlisted entries. And winners from the Building Conservation, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation and the Regeneration categories will then be invited to represent the region and compete against projects from across the rest of the UK, at the overall RICS Awards in London. The organisation is the leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction.

Judging is due to take place during the spring with an awards ceremony in St Albans in May.

Luay Al-Khatib, director RICS East, said: “The quality of entries received this year is truly outstanding and clearly demonstrates the fantastic work being carried out by property professionals.

“There is a wealth and variety of inspirational new projects and regenerated developments and I am sure it will be a challenging judging process.”

Finchingfield Guildhall, which re-opened in August after a seven-year, £1.8m regeneration project, is shortlisted for the Community Benefit and Building Conservation awards.

25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden, is also shortlisted for the Building Conservation award.

RICS East of England Awards 2014 – shortlisted projects

Residential

Abode at Great Kneighton, Cambridge

Hargood Close, Colchester

High Ongar Straw Bale Development, High Ongar

Passivhaus Affordable Housing Development, Fulmodeston

Manor Farm Barns, Holkham

Connect 21, Peterborough

Design through Innovation

Abode at Great Kneighton, Cambridge

The University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Cambridge

Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

Hargood Close, Colchester

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Southend – on- Sea

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Louise Hamilton Centre, Lowestoft

Tokko Youth Space, Luton

Passivhaus Affordable Housing Development, Fulmodeston

Cringleford CE VA Primary School, Norwich

Royal Pavillion, Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

The Britten-Pears Archive, Aldeburgh

Community Benefit

The University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Cambridge

Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

Hargood Close, Colchester

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Southend on Sea

Finchingfield Guildhall, Fichingfield

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

The Backstage Centre, Thurrock

Louise Hamilton Centre, Lowestoft

Tokko Youth Space, Luton

Passiv Haus Affordable Housing Development, Fulmodeston

Creative Arts Building, Norwich

Cringleford CE VA Primary School, Norwich

Royal Pavillion, Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Tourism and Leisure

The University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Cambridge

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Building Conservation

25-27 Church Street, Saffron Walden

Finchingfield Guildhall, Fichingfield

Banham Hall Barns, Diss

City Hall Refurbishment, Norwich

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