RICS commends top building projects across the South West as shortlist for awards is announced

RICS has announced some of the South West’s most impressive built environment projects, with the publication of the RICS Awards 2019 shortlist.

The South West’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects have captured the hearts of RICS judges and will now go on to compete in eight categories at this year’s awards ceremony in May.

The eight categories for 2019 are; Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.

All category winners go forth for the acclaimed regional Project of the Year title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Last year saw Aerospace Bristol win the South West Project of the Year 2018 accolade.

The awards highlight the great talent involved in shaping the region’s built environment now and for the future. This year’s shortlist projects include the Stockton House, Warminster, Wiltshire Air Ambulance New Air Base, Trowbridge and Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Chair of the RICS Awards 2019, South West judging panel, James Wakeham, said: “What is great about the RICS Awards is that they recognise the impact that these shortlisted property projects are having on their local communities, as well as the talent and collaboration of the teams behind them.

“Some of the shortlisted projects have helped to attract more visitors and inward investment, whilst others have provided much needed housing or vital services and infrastructure to their communities. Those involved should be very proud as many were delivered on time and within budget, and with sustainability at the heart, to ensure they are as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.”

All regional winners go on to compete at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2019, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.

The RICS Awards 2019, South West, will be held on Wednesday 22 May at the Bristol Marriott Hotel.