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Top projects battle it out in prestigious city awards.

Byline: Jenny Waddington Business editor

SIX Coventry and Warwickshire projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious property award. The region's most impressive new and regenerated projects are set to go head-to-head in the RICS West Midlands Awards 2015.

The shortlist for the annual awards was unveiled on Thursday and includes a number of schemes across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Eight category winners and a Project of the Year will be selected from the 32 shortlisted projects and the winners will then be invited to represent the West Midlands at the main RICS Awards in London.

Among those in the shortlist is Burton Mill Restoration in Nuneaton, which is up for the Building Conservation Award. In the Commercial category there are three local projects battling it out - including the city's Ansty Park site, the AHDB Headquarters Building in Warwickshire and Coventry's FarGo Village.

The city's new creative and cultural hub will also be attempting to scoop the Regeneration award - alongside Nuneaton's Bermuda Development Area, which will also be competing for the Residential accolade.

And finally, Coventry Schools - Increasing Pupil Places has been shortlisted for the Community Benefit Award.

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "This is great testament to the work that has taken place across the region and it is excellent news to have so many projects in Coventry and Warwick-Warwickshire shortlisted.

"We wish them all the best of luck at the awards and it would be great to see some overall winners from our patch but it is a great achievement to have been shortlisted in the first place."

Victoria Hampson, acting director RICS North and Midlands, said: "The quality of entries received this year is truly outstanding and clearly demonstrates the fantastic work being carried out by property professionals. "There is a wealth and variety of inspirational new projects and regenerated developments and I am sure it will be a challenging judging process." Judging will take place during spring 2015 with the RICS West Midlands Awards ceremony being held at Birmingham Town Hall on May 21.


FarGo (left) | and Ansty Park

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Date:Feb 13, 2015
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