We recently teamed up with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as a sponsor for the Grand Final of their 25th annual awards ceremony.

I was honoured to be among 400 guests from the construction and built environment industries, and was impressed by the important work that construction firms are doing for communities all over the UK.

In particular, I’d like to offer our special congratulations to Longbridge Town Centre, the winners of the British Gas sponsored Regeneration Award.

Supporting a valuable body

The RICS is an international organisation with over 118,000 members that helps to regulate, educate, and promote the highest standards and ethics across the surveying profession.

As well as accrediting individual surveyors and firms, their global presence helps them to influence government policies to create a single, international standard for the industry.

Feeding into this overarching goal, the annual RICS Awards are a way of giving the best property professionals and projects in the UK the recognition they deserve.

The Longbridge Regeneration Project

The Town Centre at Longbridge, Birmingham, looks set to be one of the most promising projects in the UK for local communities.

The former home of Austin and MG Rover, and the surrounding area, is undergoing a £1 billion regeneration process that’s expected to create 10,000 new jobs and 2,000 high-quality homes. The project will also introduce a number of shops and restaurants, as well as a £2 million public park for green space.

And we’re excited to have the chance to help RICS support and acknowledge projects such as Longbridge.

Help a community to thrive

We know just how important developments like Longbridge can be for businesses and residents in the area – and as a large business, we’re proud to lend a hand in helping communities flourish as they deserve.

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