The Practice is incredibly proud to announce that its UEA Crome Court Student Residences Project has won the National Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Award for Design Through Innovation.
The RICS Awards, often referred to as the ‘Property Oscars’, showcase the achievements of the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment. The Awards ceremony, held at The Dorchester, was attended by members of the project team from UEA, Kier, Aecom, Ramboll and BSD.
The Project fought off competition from 11 other projects at the grand final, having won the Regional RICS Award in May – with over 420 projects entered into the Awards.
The Judges commented that “Crome Court creates a new focal point within the residential quarter of the campus. It achieves extremely high standards of sustainability and is designed and built to reduce the carbon footprint significantly. Innovation comes through the design enhanced by the application of technology and construction methods.”
Partner Trevor Price said that Crome Court proves it is possible to create a distinctive, attractive and highly sustainable building within a tight budget and programme;
“We’re absolutely delighted to have won the Design through Innovation RICS Award category. Crome Court is a great example of how we can design sustainable attractive buildings that are also highly efficient and offer great value for money. The University is delighted that the sustainability standards exceeded the brief, and can look forward to reduced energy and running costs in comparison with other residences.”
Martin Lovatt, Estates Project Manager at UEA commented “There is no doubt that the innovation and design of Crome Court has made a significant contribution to the character and appearance of this section of the campus and the surrounding area.”