RICS Social Impact Awards shortlist


RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors) South West is set to vote on a shortlist of 39 construction projects from across the region to mark their role in transforming communities and the everyday lives of people.

Published yesterday (Feb 24), the shortlisted property schemes include a number from Cornwall, including the Kresen Kernow archive centre in Redruth, Chi Treth affordable apartments in Newquay and the new RNLI Penlee lifeboat station.

Announcing its support for the Prince’s Trust to help more young people take up careers in property, the awards mark the impact of construction on communities across the country – with voting to take place ahead of the RICS South West ceremony on May 15.

A UK grand final will be held later in September for those successfully nominated from each region – with property expert David Brooks Wilson leading a panel of guest judges to select those projects worthy of the top award.

The awards are divided into nine award categories to include the best examples of development in the commercial, education, healthcare, heritage, infrastructure, land & rural, leisure, residential and student accommodation sectors – with an overall winner also due to be announced.

For the full shortlist, click here.