Rose Hill Community Centre shortlisted for prestigious RICS Award

Published: Friday, 5th May 2017

Rose Hill Community Centre (RHCC) has been shortlisted for the prestigious RICS Awards 2017.

The community centre has been shortlisted in the Community Benefit category for the South East. The award recognises “outstanding achievement in providing a facility which directly benefits the local community”.

Completed by Oxford City Council in 2016, RHCC brings together community facilities and support networks under one roof. It features a gym, changing rooms, youth area, ballroom, dance studio, social club, advice centre, police office and more.

Colleagues from Clarkson Alliance, the firm responsible for the project and cost management of RHCC, submitted the bid for the award. David Chapell, Head of Cost Management, said: “During design and construction of the project we recognised the project brief to build an inclusive centre bringing residents together presented an exciting prospect. So when we saw the inspirational response from the community on occupation, we knew the success of the project must be shared via this awards application.”

Ian Brooke, Head of Communities, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Rose Hill Community Centre has received this recognition, but we are even more pleased that the community has made it their home.”

Rose Hill Community Centre has also been awarded ‘New-Build' joint award at last year’s Oxford Preservation Trust Awards and was a regional finalist of the 2017 Civic Trust Awards, the longest running independent built environment awards scheme in Europe.

The RICS Awards 2017, South East, will be presented at an award ceremony at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday 17 May.