Projects in Sunderland took home the lion’s share of the
RICS awards on Friday, with the Beacon of Light being announced as ‘Project of the Year’ as well as winning the ‘Community Benefit’ award.
Sunderland’s Northern Spire Bridge was also the winner of
the ‘Infrastructure’ award. The team behind this striking bridge included; Faithful+Gould,
Farrans, Victor Buyck, Buro Happold, Roughan & O’Donnovan Design along with
Sunderland City Council.
The Infrastructure award was presented by Samantha Curtis, Director
of Curtis PDC and Chair of the RICS North East Matrics; she said: ‘It is fantastic that Norther Spire has won
the award for the Infrastructure category. Having worked on regeneration schemes
across Sunderland, it is great to see the delivery of both the Norther Spire
and the Beacon of Light which will both bring huge benefits to the people of
Sunderland and to the region’.
Projects across Durham Tees Valley also took home a large proportion of the awards, including; Darlington Hippodrome & Theatre Hullabaloo, Cleveland Community Safety Hub in Middlesbrough and The Green in Hartlepool. Highly commended projects included; Middlesbrough Town Hall Restoration & Refurbishment, Level Q in Stockton-on-Tees and Janet Nash House in Durham.
These awards showcase the region’s most impressive new developments
and congratulate the talent and skills of the team’s involved.
Congratulations to all winners! These have been published on
the RICS website: https://www.rics.org/uk/training-events/rics-awards/rics-awards-north-east/.