Alastair Forbes, architectural director at Ryder, looks back on the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s first year of operation.
Ryder Projects Praised at RICS Social Impact Awards
Three Ryder projects – The Biosphere, Life Kitchen and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice – have enjoyed success at the inaugural digital RICS Social Impact Awards.
In the north east, The Biosphere at Newcastle Helix won the commercial category, whilst Life Kitchen came top in the leisure category. Additionally, Life Kitchen was selected from the seven category winners to be the overall north east Project of the Year. This award is given to a project which the judges deem to embody outstanding excellence.
The judges commented, “This innovative leisure activity has received international recognition and has a huge social impact across a broad range of user groups from its base at The Lodge, Sunderland. The scale of project impact stands on the precipice of significant expansion to further enhance its social impact.”
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice was awarded the best healthcare development in Scotland, adding to previous accolades from the Scottish Property, Scottish Design and Glasgow Institute of Architecture awards.
All regional winners will go on to compete at the grand final which is due to take place later this year in London.