The winners of the RICS Awards 2022 (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards 202) in the West Midlands have been revealed, with some of the most impressive recent building projects from the local area winning big.
The winning projects, which include a university buildings, were judged across six categories: community benefit, commercial development, public sector, refurbishment/revitalisation, residential, and heritage.
Some of the most impressive recent building projects from across the region were shortlisted for the awards.
The projects, which include schools, universities and even a cathedral were judged by an expert judging panel.
The awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, recognising ‘outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies’.
Which Birmingham projects won?
Three Birmingham projects won awards at the RICS. You can see which ones below along with the category they were nominated in.
1. School of Engineering, University of Birmingham - category: Public Sector Project
With its prime location at the heart of campus, the university building includes a new centre of excellence in rail innovation (UKRRIN), specializing in digital rail systems and improved methods for technology. This facility brings industry to the centre of campus, providing opportunities for collaboration between academia and industry.
2. The Exchange, The University of Birmingham - Birmingham - category: Heritage
After lying vacant for 20 years, this building was purchased in 2017 by the University and was saved through this refurbishment, securing an important piece of Birmingham’s Heritage. The refurbished Grade II building now provides a state of the art facility for the University to showcase research and technology, and provides a new venue for conferences and events.
3. Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme - Birmingham - category: Residential Project
The scheme provides up to 1,000 homes for Birmingham City Council, meeting needs for market sale and rent. The scheme includes sustainable design and huge transport investment spearheading resident behavioural change towards a low carbon future.
See the full list of winners from the West Midlands:
- Heritage: The Exchange, The University of Birmingham - Birmingham
- Commercial Development: i9 Building - Wolverhampton
- Community Benefit: Daimler Powerhouse Building - Coventry
- Public Sector Project: School of Engineering, University of Birmingham - Birmingham
- Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project: Houlton School - Rugby
- Residential Project: Perry Barr Regeneration Scheme - Birmingham
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