Building projects make it to awards shortlist

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The region’s most impressive new buildings and property schemes are set to battle it out for major honours after making it to the shortlist of the 2012 RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards.

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) received 64 entries for the awards.

After initial judging, 48 entries have made the shortlist and are now in with a chance of winning one of the nine awards which will be announced on May 11 in Leeds.

Projects span all areas of the region.

They range from small-scale schemes, including a support centre for the homeless, through to multi-million pound developments including the City Varieties refurbishment in Leeds and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham

Colin Harrop, chairman of the RICS Yorkshire and Humberside judging panel, said: “We were delighted to receive such a high number of entries – one of the highest in the country – having suffered some challenging economic conditions in recent years.”

There are eight award categories – Building Conservation, Commercial (property), Community Benefit, Design & Innovation, Regeneration, Residential (property), Infrastructure and Tourism & Leisure.

The title Project of the Year is awarded to the entry judged to have scored the highest across all eight.

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