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1 September 2015

Following our previous CEYH Awards short-listing earlier this year, Smalley Marsey Rispin Architects is thrilled to again have their retail project in Rotherham short-listed for other significant awards.

Firstly, the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards (#CCISY) to be held on Friday 9 October 2015, is the South Yorkshire region’s premier construction event. The night will showcase; professionalism, excellence and innovation demonstrated by the South Yorkshire construction community. SMR are short-listed in the ‘Project of the Year Award – Over £5M’ category.

Secondly, SMR are short-listed in the ‘Design Excellence’ category for the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards. To be held on Thursday 24 September 2015, it is regarded as the event of the year for the region’s commercial property community, celebrating the people and businesses that design, develop, fund, build and manage the projects that make Yorkshire the great place it is.

As award evidence, SMR described the work carried out alongside TCN Developments and ISG to design and deliver a statement building in the heart of the Rotherham town centre. Our submissions highlighted both the quality of design and finished product, alongside initiatives where added value were evident. Material choices, complex detailing and an attention to detail throughout the design and construction phases helped achieve the strong vision. Architecturally, this building boasts striking features including fret work, green walls softening the impact to adjacent residents and a striking illuminated ‘red box’ resulting in a sense of arrival into Rotherham’s town centre.

Simon Rispin, Principal Architect for SMR Architects, noted;

A second and third short-listing for this striking building is a real accolade for SMR, it’s fantastic that the awards judging panels recognise both the buildings quality and positive impact on the Rotherham Town Centre.