Tom Keighley

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Search begins for North East’s finest building

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced the return of the ‘Oscars’ of the property and construction sector to the North East.

A nine month hunt will now take place to find the top contenders for the 2012 RICS North East Renaissance Awards.

The campaign was launched in Sport Central, Northumbria University’s £30m city centre development which won the Project of the Year title at this year’s awards.

Speaking at the launch, managing director of the Hanro Group and member of the RICS North East judging panel, Adam Serfontein MRICS, said: “All property professionals who are passionate about their work
should enter a project into the awards.

“A shortlisting or a win can bring great recognition for individuals and companies but the awards also help to raise the profile of our work in the region.”

Over 80 entries were received in this year’s awards, which showcased the region’s top projects and highlight the achievements and success of all property professionals working in the built environments.

The 2012 round of prizes will introduce a new category to reflect changes that have taken place in the construction industry. Infrastructure will replace the sustainability category, as now sustainable features are less exceptional in buildings, and more common place.

Those projects delivering essential facilities, services or organisational structures, including transport, energy, water, sewerage, education and health, will be covered by the new category.

Mr Serfontein went on to say: “We are really excited about the launch of this year’s awards, not least because of the new infrastructure category and the interesting range of projects we hope it will attract.”

As the judging process gets under way, next year’s winners are set to be announced at a black tie dinner on Friday April 27, at the Civic Centre.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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