mesh celebrates double award win

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Clementhorpe Maltings, our recent project for Northminster Ltd, has been recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in its annual awards for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Clementhorpe Maltings was the only development to win two categories this year, securing both the Building Conservation category and the Residential category. It’s particularly exciting that the twin aims of sensitive preservation and commercial re-use are reflected in the two RICS awards the building has received.

This Building Conservation award honours excellent work in the conservation of a building or structure and covers renovation or conversion to a new or original use. The judges were impressed by the development saying: “Converting former industrial buildings to apartments is nothing new; converting them into high-quality town houses is. Not only has the conversion of Clementhorpe Maltings delivered six new homes in the heart of York, it has retained and conserved a much loved historic building threatened with demolition.”

Not only has the conversion of Clementhorpe Maltings delivered six new homes in the heart of York, it has retained and conserved a much loved historic building threatened with demolition.
— Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

The wide-ranging criteria of the Residential category make this a particularly rewarding accolade. The judges noted that the project was both imaginative and clever and admired how our input enabled Northminster to create six desirable new homes. They said: “The preservation of historic features within the common parts, innovative design and engineering along with the overall quality of the development combine to deliver a unique and very desirable residential project.”

Clementhorpe Maltings will now be judged against other regional winners in both categories before the national RICS awards finals later this year.