32 projects in running for top NI building awards

32 projects in running for top NI building awards
Lagan Weir Footbridge Belfast, has been shortlisted in the Infrastructure and Design through Innovation category.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Northern Ireland has announced the shortlisted buildings and structures in the running for the RICS NI Awards 2016.

The RICS NI Awards are made up of a total of seven categories showcasing a wide variety of building projects spanning from a performing arts centre, a hotel and spa, residential projects and a veterinary hospital, alongside many others. The shortlist includes schemes, projects and public spaces from across all six counties and the winners of each category will also be in contention to win the top prize, Project of the Year.

RICS NI Awards Judging Chairman, Alistair Dunn commented; “The variety of projects that make up this year’s shortlist demonstrates how important the built environment is to Northern Ireland. From hotels and structures that support the development of our tourist industry, to residential areas that provide housing for communities, and projects that drive economic development, this shortlist has it all.

“Each project is a worthy winner and I look forward to recognising them all, and indeed the Project of the Year, at the gala ceremony in May.”

The RICS NI Awards 2016 will take place on Friday 6 May at La Mon Hotel & Country Club, hosted by Property Developer and TV presenter, Gary McCausland.

Northern Ireland winners will also be considered for the overall RICS Awards that will be announced at a gala event in London in October.

RICS NI AWARDS 2016 SHORTLIST

Building Conservation
The Restoration of Beresford Obelisk, Limavady
The Restoration of Acton House, Poyntzpass
The Restoration of Mount Stewart, Newtownards
The Graduate Building, Queen’s University
Sion Stables, Sion Mills
PORTICO – formerly Portaferry Presbyterian Church, Portaferry
St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore
Carlisle Memorial Church, Belfast

Community Benefit
SERC Performing Arts, Computing & Engineering Campus, Bangor
SPACE Project, People’s Park, Portadown
Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast
Hamilton Road Baptist Church, Bangor
RNLI Life Boat Station, Carrybridge, Enniskillen

Commercial, sponsored by Sika
19-27 Meeting Street, Magherafelt
Castle Veterinary Hospital, Downpatrick
City Quays 1, Belfast
Around Noon, Newry
19-21 Broad Street, Magherafelt
North West Regional Science Park, Londonderry

Residential
Lime Court, Peter’s Hill, Belfast
Circular Road, Creggan, Derry/Londonderry
Grillagh Water House, Maghera
19-27 Meeting Street, Magherafelt
Ballymagarry Project, Portrush
Ballymacrea Project, Portrush
Old Church Square, Grahamsbridge Road, Belfast
Killynure Green, Belfast

Regeneration
Lime Court, Peter’s Hill, Belfast
Circular Road, Creggan, Derry/Londonderry
19-27 Meeting Street, Magherafelt
Refurbishment of Seaview Hall, Glenarm
SPACE Project Peoples Park, Portadown
Castle Veterinary Hospital, Downpatrick
Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast
City Quays 1, Belfast

Tourism & Leisure
Schomberg House, Belfast
Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena
Galgorm Great Hall Refurbishment, Ballymena

Design through Innovation, sponsored by Forbo Flooring
Ballymagarry Project, Portrush
Lagan Weir Footbridge, Belfast
Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast
City Quays 1, Belfast
The Wellcome-Wolfcome Institute for Experimental Medicine, Belfast
Grillagh Water House, Maghera

Further information about the awards is available at www.rics.org/awards

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