RICS Awards, Wales – Winning Landmarks

Project of the Year, Building Conservation category, Tourism & Leisure category

We’re delighted to share that Llwyn Celyn has won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award 2019 for Project of the Year. The highly acclaimed 'Project of the Year' title is presented to the scheme which shows excellent best practice and an exceptional dedication to adding value to its local area.

The awards were sponsored by headline sponsors Building Trust and Sika and were held at the Exchange Building, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, on Wednesday 1st May.

Twenty three of Wales' most impressive and community-focused schemes battled it out for top honours, across eight categories and one overall Project of the Year.

Llwyn Celyn also won a category award for ‘Building Conservation.’ RICS judges praised Donald Insall Associates, The Landmark Trust and I J Preece & Son, who led the project, stating that "the conservation of Llwyn Celyn has clearly been led by a team that properly understands its history and heritage and how to present it today."

To top the evening, the final award category for ‘Tourism & Leisure’ was won for our Landmark Coed y Bleiddiau. RICS judges applauded Peter Napier and Company, The Landmark Trust and Mark Roberts Building and Conservation - the team behind the project - remarking on the "high-quality restoration that was completed with constricted access, requiring the majority of materials to be brought on site via the trainline." The cottage is now accessible to visitors travelling to Snowdonia National Park.

RICS awards, Wales

From left to right: John Preece (site foreman at Llwyn Celyn), Mark Roberts (contractor for Coed y Bleddiau), Richard Burton (Landmark Surveyor and project manager for Llywn Celyn and Coed y Bleddiau), John Goom (architect for Llywyn Celyn), Peter Napier (Building surveyor and consultant for Coed y Bleddiau)