Projects make the shortlist for regional awards

Morpeth Flood Aleviation Scheme.
Morpeth Flood Aleviation Scheme.

Two Morpeth building projects have made it onto the shortlist of prestigious regional property awards.

The Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme and King Edward VI School’s (KEVI) sixth-form revamp are both up for gongs in the RICS North East Renaissance Awards, dubbed the ‘property Oscars’.

The honours are awarded by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to recognise exceptional development.

KEVI’s transformation of its sixth-form block into a state-of-the-art advanced study centre for post-16 education has been shortlisted in the Design Through Innovation category, and if it wins it will automatically go on to compete for the national title.

The flood alleviation scheme, carried out by the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of flooding from the River Wansbeck, is up for the Infrastructure award.

Judging panel Chairman Adam Serfontein said: “The fact that we have a shortlist of 57 built schemes, many of which are of an exceptional standard, is extremely encouraging.

“Each shortlisted project is of quality design and is hugely beneficial to their local community and wider areas.”