Wells Maltings Receives RICS East Award for Community Benefit
We are delighted to announce that Wells Maltings won the Community Benefit Category at the RICS East Awards in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.
In a very competitive field, with the best projects from across East Anglia shortlisted, the judges described the project "as a building about the community, for the community. Wells Maltings offers both the permanent residents and seasonal residents of Wells-next-the-Sea something, whether it's a insight into the towns heritage, local fine art, touring theatrical companies or the latest blockbuster film releases. This building is diverse, as is the ever-changing community and to the buildings credit, it keeps up, whilst also offering increased footfall into the High Street, where local retail benefits."
The RICS went to to say "retaining, integrating or restoring as much of the original material was at the forefront of Daniel Connal, Chaplin Farrant and Robson Construction Ltd's plan to protect the 19th century structure along with creating a sympathetic extension. This community-focused project allowed us to update, enlarge and improve the much-loved but time-worn historic asset for community use. And the result is a first-rate facility for the local population and visitors."
The project now becomes a finalist at the RICS Awards Grand Final in October in London.