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AWARDS

WINNER - PROJECT OF THE YEAR

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute, Belfast

Fiona Grant, RICS UK and Ireland Chair, congratulates Project of the Year, the Wellcome Wolfson Institute, representatives, John Nugent (left) of Queen’s University Belfast, and Colm Lavery (far right) of Turner & Townsend. The winning team was also joined by RICS Wellcome-Wolfson NI Chairman, Andy Tough.

Project Team... SURVEYOR

Turner & Townsend Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB T: 028 9044 6997 www.turnerandtownsend.com

ARCHITECT Ostick + Williams 14 Edgewater Rd, Belfast, BT3 9LA T: 028 9077 8810 www.ostickandwilliams.com

CONTRACTOR

O’Hare & McGovern Carnbane House, Shepherds Way, Carnbane Industrial Est., Newry, BT35 6EE T: 028 3026 4662 www.ohmg.com

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INNOVATION CENTRE EMERGES AS WORTHY WINNER, NAMED BUILDING PROJECT OF THE YEAR IN A COMPETITIVE YEAR FOR THE RICS AWARDS IN NORTHERN IRELAND…

Queen’s University innovation centre wins top RICS Award

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Queen’s University research facility has been named Project of the Year at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2016, Northern Ireland. The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, situated in the grounds of Belfast City Hospital, also won the Design Through Innovation award before being crowned Project of the Year at the annual awards which showcase and reward projects from across Northern Ireland. The £32million institute is the latest phase in the configuration of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, and has

been designed to enhance its internationally recognised excellence in education and research. The 9,000m2 building provides accommodation for some 330 members of staff specialising in research into finding cures for eye diseases and diabetes, and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases. Alan Stitt, Director of the Centre for Experimental Medicine commented, “The open and free-flow design of the building offers a positive change in the working environment, which enhances the development of cross-disciplinary

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