Two Nicholas Jacob projects nominated in the RICS 2016 Awards

We’re delighted to announce that two of our projects have been nominated in a prestigious award scheme.

A Grade II* listed country house and The Avenue Theatre have each been nominated in the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Awards for 2016.

The East of England RICS Awards showcase the achievements of the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

These particular awards are known as the Oscars of the property industry, so we’re absolutely thrilled that two of our projects have been selected.

Our restoration project, a Grade II* listed country house, has been nominated in both the ‘Building Conservation’ and ‘Residential’ categories. The ‘Building Conservation’ category recognises outstanding work in conservation, whilst the ‘Residential’ honours an exceptional residential development.

The property is a Grade II listed building and one of the area’s finest country houses. It’s a restoration project that we’re hugely proud of, so we’re delighted to see our work acknowledge by RICS.

The Avenue Theatre has also been nominated for two awards, and is shortlisted in both the ‘Tourism and Leisure’ and the ‘Community Benefit’ categories.

The Avenue Theatre is a 16th century building that provides a base for the award winning and not-for-profit organisation, the Red Rose Chain Theatre Company. The theatre company held a national design competition to select the architects for the project back in 2010, which Nicholas Jacob Architects collaborating with Charles Curry-Hyde won.

We restored and designed the extension to the building, which has had over 10,000 visitors in its first year.

Shaun Soanes, Associate at Nicholas Jacob Architects, comments, “This recognition is fantastic news for the team and is a real testament to the work which was carried out on both projects.

“It’s a real boost to see our projects acknowledged for both physical restoration and community benefit and these nominations show that we’re doing what we set out to.”

The 2016 RICS Awards for the East of England will take place at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on the 11th May.

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