We’re thrilled that the redevelopment of Broughton House to create the UK’s first Veteran Care Village has been shortlisted for the Community Benefit honour in the north west category of the 2022 RICS Awards.
RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – will announce the regional winners on Wednesday, May 18.
The RICS Awards recognise outstanding initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
Each regional winner will go through to the national awards, which will be held later in the year.
Karen Miller, chief executive of Broughton House, said: “The project was a major undertaking for the charity with the aim of creating a community to better meet the needs of our veterans now and in the future.
“It is a truly impressive facility but, most importantly, it is proving to be a modern, comfortable and welcoming home and community space for our veterans and to see it shortlisted for this prestigious award is extremely pleasing.”
The project manager for the redevelopment was Manchester-based Dooley Associates.
Managing director Brendan Dooley said: “It was a privilege to be able to work on this project. It was paramount that we got it right for existing and future veterans, keeping their welfare at the heart of everything we did, ensuring flexibility and versatility of spaces, while ensuring that their sense of community was maintained.
“To be recognised by RICS as a nominee for this year’s awards is an accolade in itself. We’re absolutely delighted to be shortlisted, both for ourselves and for our client Broughton House, which deserves to be in the spotlight for the outstanding care it provides for those who have served their country.”