15th May 2006

 

UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTS WIN REGENERATION ‘OSCAR’

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University of Lincoln Architects have two more awards to add to their growing list of accolades following their success at this year’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands Awards.

 

During the ceremony at the East Midlands Conservation Centre on Friday 12th May UL Architects were presented with the Regeneration Award for the northern quadrants of the Brayford Pool campus and were runners up in the ‘Project of the Year’ category.

 

The panel of judges praised the university’s contribution to the prosperity of the city: “This project is excellent value taking into account the major economic benefit to Lincoln and the creation of a completely new university since 1993.

 

“The proximity of the site to Lincoln city centre has resulted in massive beneficial effects on the city. Over 1,000 jobs have been created.”

 

The RICS Awards are an annual celebration of built and natural environment projects that demonstrate excellence in the categories and a commitment to value for money and sustainability.

 

Louis Armstrong, CEO of the RICS, said: “The RICS Awards are a perfect showcase for diversity and creativity in the built and natural environment. Successful entrants will need to prove that their schemes demonstrate excellence within their specific category, and that their projects have made a positive contribution to people’s lives.”

The university will now be entered in the RICS International Awards which will be announced in October 2006.

The University of Lincoln’s Director of Estates and Facilities David Mullaney said: “We are delighted that the two northern quadrants of the Brayford campus have been recognised for their contribution in respect of design and regeneration and are looking forward to going to the grand finals later this year.”

This success follows on from last year when the university’s Great Central Warehouse Library won a Royal Institute of British Architects East Midlands Award and a gold and silver award at the RICS Regional Awards 2005.

 

Photo 1 Pictured from left to right is Adrian Goose, Development Manager of Monk Estates who sponsored the Regeneration Award; Gary McGinty, UL Architects’ Capital Works Manager and Kevin Forth, Maintenance Manager.

 

Photo 2 Receiving the Regeneration Award from RICS East Midlands Chairman Stephen Anelay (second from the left) is Capital Works Manager, Gary McGinty (second from right) and Maintenance Manager, Kevin Forth (far right).

 

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Kate Strawson Press Officer (01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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