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Northern Ireland's top buildings come under the spotlight

The Kingspan Stadium was among last year's RICS Awards winners

THE deadline for entries to this year's RICS Northern Ireland Awards, which seek out the region's top buildings and which comprises eight categories to reflect the full breadth of excellence across the property and construction sectors, has been extended to January 22.

In addition to the overall project of the year, won last year by the Parkside residential development on Belfast's Limestone Road,prizes will be presented in categories for building conservation, commercial, community benefit, design & innovation, infrastructure, regeneration, residential and tourism & leisure

Other winning projects in 2015 included Loughmacrory outdoor centre in Omagh, the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast, and the Clay Lake water treatment works outside Keady.

Awards judging chairman Alistair Dunn said: This initiative is a unique opportunity for professionals in the property and construction sectors to have their work highlighted on a local and international platform.”

“A wide range of local schemes have made a positive impact in communities and in business, have broadened our tourism offering, enhanced our infrastructure, revived residential areas, and have restored some of our most-loved buildings.

"I would strongly encourage the professionals behind them to take the opportunity to have their excellent work recognised.”

Northern Ireland category winners go forward to the RICS Awards grand final in London, where they will compete with other UK regional winners.

More information is available at www.rics.org/awards or by calling the RICS NI office on 028 9032 2877.

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