TWO Sheffield city centre developments are set to go head-to-head for a property ‘Oscar’.
Park Hill flats and ‘the Rusty Box’ on West Street have been shortlisted in the residential category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ 2013 Pro-Yorkshire awards – nicknamed the property Oscars.
Park Hill, which has also been shortlisted in the community benefit category, has been described as a ‘landmark residential development on the Sheffield skyline’ in the RICS’ shortlist.
The Rusty Box is the nickname for West Street, a mixed-use development.
Including 71 student bedrooms and a ground-floor retail outlet occupied by restaurant KFC, the scheme by Sheffield architect firm Coda Studios has replaced an abandoned steel frame.
Colin Harrop, judging panel chairman, said: “We’ve been pleasantly surprised to receive a high level of nominations; those shortlisted are of an exceptional and exemplary standard, so I expect the panel and I will find the second round of judging extremely tough.”
Other buildings shortlisted include Rotherham’s Riverside House in the commercial category and Barnsley’s Think Low Carbon Centre for the design and innovation Oscar.
Riverside House and the Think Low centre, along with Barnsley’s Horizon Community College are also on the regeneration shortlist, while Rotherham Central Station and Blackburn Meadows overflow project in Sheffield are in the running for the infrastructure award.
The community benefit shortlist also includes Ryegate Children’s Centre in Crosspool, Sheffield, Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane Campus and Campsmount Technology College in Doncaster.
Sheffield’s Norfolk Park Health Centre and Darnall Primary Care Centre, which offer a range of medical services, are also jointly nominated in the category after being developed by Community 1st Sheffield.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Leeds on Friday, April 26.