London booming as top projects compete for Project of the Year crown – RICS Awards 2017

London’s top projects are set to go head to head at the region’s RICS Awards 2017. The shortlist has been released with 51 projects across eight categories competing for the coveted overall Project of the Year title for London.

The awards which are known as the ‘property Oscars’ highlight the great talent involved for shaping London’s built environment. This year sees some of the most innovative and collaborative projects from across the capital.

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

The category winners will then go forth for the acclaimed 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 NT Future win the Tourism and Leisure category at the Grand Final of the 2016 RICS national awards, after winning a regional London RICS Award (in the same category). The judges praised the transformation which sought to re-engage the NT with the river, creating new public space and dynamically linking the NT to the South Bank and the city as well as providing new opportunities and facilities.

Chair of the RICS Awards 2017, London judging panel, Hugh Kemsley OBE MA FRICS, Consultant at Matthews and Goodman said: “The standard of entries in the London region is always of such high calibre and this year is no exception. I look forward to celebrating the successes of the talent behind the future of the capital’s built environment at the awards ceremony in May.”

The full shortlist:
Building Conservation
184 Shepherds Bush Road
7 Air Street, Soho
Heron Hall Academy
Kent Terrace, Marylebone
Queen’s House & Bell Tower, Tower of London
Repair and Conversion of Big School, Highgate School, London
SOAS, Senate House North Block
The Beecham, Covent Garden
The Salters’ Hall, Spitalfields
Tottenham War Memorial

Commercial
184 Shepherds Bush Road
20 Eastbourne Terrace
44 Whitfield Street
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence
Kings Cross Road
Refurbishment of Institution of Civil Engineers HQ, Westminster
St James’s Market, Soho
Welbeck Works, Marylebone

Community Benefit
Belarusian Memorial Chapel, Woodside Park
Croydon Mosque – New Women’s and Children’s Wing
Ealing Green Church
Guys Cancer Centre, London Bridge
Lewisham Southwark College (LeSoCo), Southwark
St Peter’s Stonegrove, Edgware
The Francis Crick Institute, Kings Cross
The Passage, Westminster

Design through Innovation
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence
Belarusian Memorial Chapel, Woodside Park
Guy’s Cancer Care Centre, London Bridge
Lewisham Southwark College (LeSoCo), Southwark
Pop Brixton
New Ground Cohousing, Barnet
Roundhouse Administration Building, Camden
Sainsbury Welcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at University College London, Fitzrovia
St Peter’s Stonegrove, Edgware
The Francis Crick Institute, Kings Cross

Infrastructure
Eastern Balancing Reservoir (EBR), Hounslow
Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme
Heathrow Airport Q6 Investment Programme – Business Case 66 Summer Works 2016
Hyperoptic, Hammersmith
West Croydon Bus Station Redevelopment

Regeneration
Camden Collective
Hendon Waterside, West Hendon
Mossbourne Riverside Academy, Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, London
Realising the Low Line – Bankside, SE1
Silchester, Chelsea
St Peter’s Stonegrove, Edgware
The Old Dairy, Ruislip
Woodhouse Urban Park, Queen’s Park

Residential
142 Bermondsey Street
Champion Hill Residences, King’s College London
Defoe Road, Stoke Newington
Kent Terrace, Marylebone
Kew Bridge, Brentford
Mews House, Blackheath
Riverwalk, Westminster
Sherwood Court, Lewisham
Stapleton House, Holloway

Tourism & Leisure
Green Rooms, Wood Green
Pop Brixton
Realising The Low Line, Bankside, SE1
Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses
The Old Dairy, Ruislip

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