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Wales’ Top Buildings Shortlist Revealed by RICS


RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has announced the shortlist for the RICS Awards 2019, including some of the most loved buildings in Wales.

Twenty-three of Wales’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects have captured the hearts of RICS judges and will now go on to compete in eight categories at this year’s awards ceremony in May.

The eight categories for 2019 are;

  • Building Conservation
  • Commercial
  • Community Benefit
  • Design through Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Regeneration
  • Residential
  • Tourism & Leisure

All category winners go forth for the acclaimed Wales Project of the Year title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Last year saw Swansea University led consortium SPECIFIC’s Active Classroom win the esteemed title.

The awards highlight the great talent involved in shaping the built environment in Wales for now and the future. This year’s shortlisted projects from across the region include:

  • Llwyn Celyn in Abergavenny
  • The BBC Cymru Wales Headquarters in Cardiff
  • The Menai Science Park, Anglesey
  • Loftus Garden Village, Newport
  • University of South Wales Sport Park, Pontypridd
  • The Maes y Dderwen residential development in Wrexham

Chair of the RICS Awards 2019, Wales judging panel, Geraint Evans, said:

“What’s great about the RICS Awards is that they celebrate and recognise the community impact that these shortlisted projects are having on their local communities, as well as the talent and collaboration of the teams behind them.

“Some of the shortlisted projects have helped to attract more visitors and inward investment, whilst others have provided much needed housing or vital services and infrastructure to their communities. The teams behind them should be extremely proud as many were delivered on time and within budget, and with sustainability at the heart, to ensure they are as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.”

All Wales winners go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2019, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.

The RICS Awards 2019, Wales, will be held on May 1st at The Exchange Hotel, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Tickets for the ceremony and black-tie dinner can be booked online at