Dransfield projects shortlisted in prestigious industry awards
Two developments which have been completed in the last 12 months by the Yorkshire based property firm Dransfield Properties have been shortlisted in the prestigious RICS Awards.
The £50 million Fox Valley development in north Sheffield and the major redevelopment of a former supermarket site at Morpeth in Northumberland have both been announced this month as shortlisted projects in their respective regions in the regeneration category.
The highly regarded RICS Awards celebrate each region’s top initiatives and developments - in land, property, construction and the environment – recognising those projects those which provide significant value to the communities they serve.
There are eight categories: Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design Through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.
Category nominees are automatically considered for the overall ‘Project of the Year' title which is awarded to the entry that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.
Carolyn Robins, RICS Awards Manager, said: “We have had an overwhelming response from industry professionals who have entered some remarkable projects into the 2017 RICS Awards - from pioneering and unique small schemes, to large multi-million pound developments.”
Dransfield Properties is a past winner of the RICS Pro Yorkshire Award for the Penistone 1 Project which won in 2015. Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth was also highly commended in the North East Region awards after the centre opened in 2009.
The winners of the Pro-Yorkshire Awards will be announced in a ceremony in Leeds on May 12th and the North East awards event will take place on April 21st in Newcastle.
All category winners will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final, 2017 – held in London later this year - for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category, and gain national recognition along with the teams behind them.
Fox Valley is a major redevelopment of a former steelworks site in north Sheffield which has created a new commercial heart in the area.
The £7 million Morpeth scheme saw a transformation of an empty Morrisons store neighbouring Sanderson Arcade creating three new retail units and represents the final phase of the company’s Sanderson Arcade development which opened in 2009.
Both schemes were designed by Sheffield based Dixon Dawson Architects.
Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield, said: “We are absolutely delighted that our company’s work in both Sheffield and Morpeth has been recognised and shortlisted in the RICS awards.
“Everyone who has been involved in working on these two developments should feel a great sense of pride. Both our Fox Valley and Sanderson Arcade developments demonstrate the importance of investing in town centre and regenerating disused sites.”
Dransfield Properties is based at the company’s Fox Valley development in north Sheffield and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. For more information about the company visit www.dransfield.co.uk
Pictures show 1. Mark Dransfield at the opening of Fox Valley with Joanna Lumley OBE 2. Fox Valley 3. Morpeth Town Centre development
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644