Two Nicholas Jacob projects nominated in the RICS 2016 Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our projects are nominated in a prestigious award scheme.

Darsham House and The Avenue Theatre are both nominated in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards for 2016.

The East of England RICS Awards present the achievements of the most inspirational initiatives and developments regionally in property, land, construction and the environment.

These awards are known as the Oscars of the property industry, so we’re absolutely delighted that two of our projects have been selected.

Darsham House has been nominated in both the ‘Residential’ and ‘Building Conservation’ categories. The ‘Residential’ honours an exceptional residential development, whilst the ‘Building Conservation’ category recognises outstanding work in conservation.

Darsham House is a Grade II listed building and one of Suffolk’s finest Georgian houses. It’s a restoration project that we’re immensely proud of, so we’re delighted to see our work acknowledged by RICS.

The Avenue Theatre has also been nominated for two awards, and is shortlisted in both the ‘Community Benefit’ and the ‘Tourism and Leisure’ categories.

The Avenue Theatre is a 16th century building that provides a base for the award winning and non-for-profit organisation, the Red Rose Chain Theatre Company. Red Rose Chain held a national design competition to select the architects for the project back in 2010, which Nicholas Jacob Architects collaborating with Charles Curry-Hyde won.

We restored and designed the extension to the building, which has had over 10,000 visitors in its first year.

Shaun Soanes, Associate at Nicholas Jacob Architects, says, “This recognition is fantastic news for the team and is a real testament to the work which was carried out on both projects.

“It’s a real boost to see our projects acknowledged for both physical restoration and community benefit and these nominations show that we’re doing what we set out to.”

The 2016 RICS Awards for the East of England will take place at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on the 11th May.