North East and Newcastle buildings win big at RICS awards

Five buildings from the North East picked up top awards at the recent RICS awards ceremony

A total of five buildings from around the North East have won big at the recent RICS awards ceremony, with two buildings from Newcastle taking home top awards.

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors announced the 2022 regional winners, with five winners taking home awards that mark them as some of the most impressive recent building projects.

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Winning projects were housed in five categories which were community benefit, public sector, refurbishment/revitalisation, residential and heritage.

Winners in the North East and their category were:

Community Benefit – NUCASTLE Community Hub, Newcastle

Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project – Neville Hall, Newcastle

Public Sector Project – Stockton Globe, Stockton-on-Tees

Residential Project – The Sycamores, Stockton-on-Tees

Heritage – Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

Neville Hall is one of the buildings listed at the RICS Awards this year

Stephanie Marshall MRICS, chair of the judging panel, said: “These winning projects are a true testament to the hard work of property professionals in the North East.

“The pandemic has led to the industry facing much uncertainty and challenging conditions, but we were delighted, and very proud, to see such innovative building projects appearing across our cities and towns.

“The teams behind them have worked tirelessly and with incredible vision to create projects which provide tremendous benefit across a diverse range of areas.

“Through collaborating with other professionals, local surveyors have shown that they have the talent to deliver exemplary and, in many cases, world-class built projects.”

“The RICS is elated to recognise skills and dedication that the teams behind these projects had in ensuring successful delivery and making a positive impact across the North East.”

Comments from the judges included high praise for the “restoring rather than replacing and celebrating the history” of Neville Hall and “the best” refurbishment for the Stockton Globe.