Ridge is thrilled by the news that two projects from our Winchester office, Bradbury View and Burrell House, as well as Greyfriars Church by our Reading office, have been shortlisted for RICS Awards for the South-East region.
The nominations are:
Winners will be announced across the RICS network on Wednesday 18 May 2022 and via YouTube. The regional winners will then go forward to the national RICS Awards Grand Final, to be held in London subsequently.
All three projects, all providing a valuable social impact in Winchester and Reading, have recently also been shortlisted for 2022 Constructing Excellence SEBCE Awards, while Burrell House and Bradbury View have additionally been shortlisted for the national RESI Awards.
Bradbury View is a welcoming residential extension to Winchester charity Trinity’s day centre, creating much-needed apartments and communal facilities to help vulnerable people transition from homelessness. The sustainable, psychologically informed design provides a supportive environment to help transform lives. The wellbeing-friendly accommodation supplements Trinity’s programme of activities, therapies and treatment. The project team worked collaboratively to ensure the delivery of a high-quality building suitable for the complex requirements of Trinity and its residents.
Completed in September 2021, the Burrell House project involved the stabilisation and refurbishment of a derelict and unsafe Victorian residential building in the grounds of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, to form the new Winchester Hospice, providing compassionate, specialist care for up to 10 inpatient residents. There was no dedicated hospice in Winchester before this project completed; Burrell House provides a well-equipped and pleasant environment locally for people who live around Winchester, easing the burden on residents and their loved ones.
At Greyfriars Church, Ridge has been providing multidisciplinary services on what is an important heritage project, which replaced the inappropriate 1970’s constructed front foyer of Reading’s 14th century, Grade I-listed Greyfriars Church, as well as repurposing two dilapidated Victorian terraced houses and constructing architecturally sympathetic new build facilities. The old foyer detracted from the beautiful church and hid its architectural heritage. The transparent new atrium allows the church walls to be seen again and provides a welcoming space, including a café, bookshop and lounge for events or socialising. This community-funded redevelopment enhances and extends Greyfriars’ crucial role as a social hub, outreach facility and place of worship.
Congratulations to our Winchester and Reading offices and to our clients and partners on these three important projects, for these well-deserved nominations.
The full shortlist for this year’s RICS Regional Awards can be found here.