Cornish projects up for RICS awards

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Two Cornish projects have been shortlisted in the ‘infrastructure’ category for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2016.

The awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

Pendennis Shipyard’s redevelopment in Falmouth and the Hallenbeagle Site remediation in Redruth have both been shortlisted in the infrastructure category alongside the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bridport Household Recycling Centre.

Pendennis Shipyard has transformed its estate in Falmouth. The previous facilities have been almost entirely rebuilt and replaced by larger construction halls, workshops and offices, together with a non-tidal wetbasin.

Among the infrastructure works to the Hallenbeagle site, was remediation of extensive mining features and contaminated land remediation, listed engine house refurbishments, A30 road bridge strengthening, and plot servicing. The site will ultimately form the Cornwall Bio Park and comprise a waste and energy development and business park adjacent to Network Rail’s London – Penzance line.

The two schemes were entered into the awards by construction consultancy Ward Williams Associates (WWA), which has a total of five projects shortlisted this year.

WWA provided professional services on both projects, including quantity surveying and project management.

Other WWA projects shortlisted include Ocean Studios in Plymouth, New Somerset Pavilion in Taunton and Jerry Green Dog Rehoming Centre in Nottingham.

Director, Martin Ayliffe, said: “Being shortlisted for these five awards is extremely exciting and demonstrates our ability to deliver a very diverse range of projects in Cornwall and across the UK.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Bristol on May 18.

Hallenbeagle Site
Hallenbeagle site