Developments win regional accolades

Sheffield University's Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience has won the Design and Innovation category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Pro-Yorkshire Awards
Sheffield University's Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience has won the Design and Innovation category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Pro-Yorkshire Awards
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Three Sheffield developments and a green power project from Doncaster have won top accolades at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Pro-Yorkshire Awards.

Sheffield University’s Western Bank Library won the Building Conservation Award, while the University’s Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience won the Design and Innovation category.

Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield. Gollins Melvin Ward Architects, refurbished by Avanti Architects 2010

Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield. Gollins Melvin Ward Architects, refurbished by Avanti Architects 2010

Meanwhile, luxury student accommodation at Norfolk Park was highly commended in the Regeneration category and a wind pump, installed at Finningley Quarry, near Doncaster, was highly commended in the Sustainability category at the annual property awards.

The RICS said the Western Bank Library project looked to strip-away insensitive additions to a greatly undervalued 1950s icon.

“The team responsible set-about the refurbishment with great energy and the result is a building returned to its original glory. RICS judges were impressed with the care and attention paid to a building considered modern by conservation standards,” the organisation added.

RICS said the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience was recognised as a very elegant and modern building, built to exceptionally high standards on a very awkward site without compromise.

Judges commented: “It was one of those building designs that seems to have thought about everything, and to have got it right.”