Search launched for inspired building design

Stunning: Alder Hey Hospital
Stunning: Alder Hey Hospital
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A four-month search to find the region’s most inspirational built projects is now on, following the opening of entries for the 2017 RICS Awards, North West.

Known as the region’s property ‘Oscars’, the annual awards celebrate the region’s top initiatives and developments – in land, property, construction and the environment – that provide significant value to the communities they serve.

Every year the awards attract hundreds of entries from all over the North West, including small scale pioneering schemes, and large multi-million pound developments.

Chair of the RICS Awards, North West judging panel, Will Rees, said: “This year’s awards was one of our best in terms of the volume of entries which were of an exemplary standard.

“But many outstanding property schemes have recently completed, or are due to complete soon in our region, which fully deserve the recognition that winning an RICS Award can bring.”

There are eight categories to enter. These are: Building Conservation, Commercial property, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential, and Tourism & Leisure.

There is also an overall ‘Project of the Year title’ which is awarded to the entry that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.

This year, the title went to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.