Trinity Bradbury View and Burrell House win regional RICS Awards

23 May 2022

Ridge is thrilled by the news that two projects on which our Winchester office provided multidisciplinary services – Trinity Winchester’s Bradbury View residential extension and the repurposing of Burrell House as home for the new Winchester Hospice – have won RICS Awards for the South-East region. The awards were announced across the RICS network on 18 May.

Bradbury View won the “Community Benefit” Award, with the judges noting how “The team (Ridge, client Trinity Winchester, architect Hyphen and contractor Bentley Projects) worked collaboratively to overcome challenging site conditions and to adopt a less wasteful, faster modern method of construction.”

Meanwhile, Burrell House won in the “Refurbishment/Revitalisation” Project category (and was a finalist in the “Community Benefit” category). The judges commented: “Burrell House was a semi-derelict Victorian building at risk of demolition, but the refurbishment option was energetically explored and successfully executed. The project has delivered a fully functional and efficient hospice for the community, despite the constraints of the building.”

The winners go forward to the national RICS Awards Grand Final, to be held at The Londoner Hotel in London’s Leicester Square on 21 October.

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.

Congratulations to our clients and partners on both projects for these well-deserved wins. Well done also to our Reading office for the Greyfriars Church refurbishment in Reading being a finalist in both the “Community Benefit” and “Heritage” categories.