Friday, October 9, 2009

News: Success for Rotherham in Yorkshire Property Industry Awards


Organisations and projects in Rotherham have been recognised at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2009 with a key Rotherham Renaissance project winning the Regeneration Award.

Organised by Insider Media, the awards aim to recognise achievements right across the property sector including the investors, developers, architects, contractors and agents, along with the buildings and developments themselves. The winners were announced at an event held at the at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this week.

The All Saints Quarter in Rotherham town centre secured the Regeneration Award in a category alongside developments in Shipley and Bingley. The judges praised the developer Iliad for its commitment to quality which has been rewarded by letting over 70 per cent of apartments and getting retailers in place.

The first phase of the £37m All Saints' Quarter is now complete and consists of the restored Imperial Buildings, award-winning Old Market and, most recently, Keppel Wharf.

Last month, 15 of the 19 in Imperial Buildings were occupied and all 44 apartments in Old Market had gone.

St Paul's Developments was named as Developer of the Year, recognising the string of sales and lettings secured in a difficult market. A key development by St Paul's is Brookfields Park in Manvers were this year Pegler Yorksire signed up for a 105,000 sq ft £7m warehouse to join current occupiers, Next and Maplin, on site.

Also recognised on the night, were Rotherham Council, shortlisted in the Local Authority of the Year category, an award it won at the the event in 2008.

The Environmental Energy Technology Centre in Rotherham was highly commended in the Sustainable Building/Development of the Year for construction company Allenbuild.

Now part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre, the centre offers office and workshop space for hi-tech advanced engineering, manufacturing and materials organisations.

The buildings include features such as ground source heat pumps, photovoltaic cells and grey water recapture systems. The recently installed wind turbine will provide power to the building as part of what is set to be the largest wind-to-hydrogen power system in the UK.

Insider website

Images: Rotherham Renaissance


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