BDP has won six RICS Regional Awards for projects across the UK. The awards are regarded as the premier property and construction awards in the country, celebrating the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities.
Westgate Oxford was the big winner taking the project of the year award in the south east region. The judges said “It has successfully integrated the new buildings within a surrounding area of smaller properties and reinstated the routes of previous historic streets. There are attractive public spaces at ground level and a stunning roof terrace, with numerous restaurants and extensive views over the city. This project is an exemplar for the redevelopment of a city centre.”
The Lexicon in Bracknell won a regeneration award, and was praised for “transforming the town centre and bringing a new pride to its people; completely changing perceptions of the town and its retail offer and creating a catalyst for adjacent regeneration.”
Yr Egin, S4C’s new headquarters in Camarthen won the commercial award for "providing flexible contemporary space for S4C, the wider creative industries and more conventional commercial occupiers. The project has created a new media and business hub in an area where there was nothing of this size or quality before.”
Two projects won community benefit awards. Aberdeen Music Hall’s redevelopment acted as a springboard to encourage engagement through the arts with the aspiration to improve life chances, develop citizenship and strengthen community spirit, while Mulberry Park Community Hub in Bath was celebrated for drawing from its community input. “The resulting facilities and designs met and exceeded the vision of Curo in bringing people together and delivering state-of-the-art facilities which includes a nursery, cafe and flexible community and business spaces.”
Gloucester Transport Hub was highly commended in the infrastructure category for the south east region.
The winning projects will now be considered for RICS National Awards which take place on 4 October at the Royal Lancaster in London.