These awards are the only nationally recognised awards programme that show the impact our built environment has on people’s lives. They highlight excellence at a regional and national level, identifying the projects making a positive difference.
The awards are divided into nine categories commercial, educational, healthcare, heritage, infrastructure, land and rural, leisure and student accommodation sectors with an overall winner to be announced.
Primrose Gardens, Retirement Village located in Chorley is nominated in the residential category for the North West Region. Chorley Councils first affordable extra care scheme delivers high quality affordable housing for older people.
Regents Lodge located in Leeds is nominated in the residential category for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. The purpose built residential centre provides accommodation for 21 residents who have a background of alcohol dependency.
Matthew Howell, the managing director of RICS UK said;
This year’s shortlist features some of the finest talent in our profession, and the new Social Impact Awards recognises the significant value these projects have brought to the communities around them. The judges will have their work cut out deciding on who gets the top award with so many top projects involved