RICS 2015 Award Winner
We are very pleased to be adjudged winner of the "Building Conservation" category in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 2015 Awards and we are delighted that the completed work has been declared Project of the Year.
This award honours excellent work in the conservation of a single building or structure or a group of buidlings or structures and covers renovation or conversion for a new or original use.
What the judges said: The conservation of this important listed building and scheduled ancient monument, together with the addition of a new structure, has been very carefully thought through and executed. The work of conservation has employed appropriate traditional techniques and material, using good quality craftmanship. The new building has been carefully conceived to complement the original, enhancing it by creating a more open space. The work has enabled the original structure to retain a use as the meeting area and reception, giving access through to the new worship area space. This project ensures that this ancient building will continue to be enjoyed by congregations for many years to come.
Project Of The Year
This award is presented to the project which has been judged as an excellent example of best practice by professionals in both the built and natural environments.
What the judges said: As well as providing an excellent example of conservation work, the new build is of a high quality design and construction. Furthermore, the priory has enhanced facilities that benefit the existing and wider communitiies. The project ensures that the future of this site is secure and will benefit many in years to come. Of all the high quality projects that the judges visited this year Clare Priory stood out as the one that deserved the accolade of being our Project of the Year.