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After winning the regional award for the East of England, the project to restore Felixstowe seafront gardens, has now been put forward to the national finals and is in-line to pick up the overall award for the UK under the regeneration category.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment.

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens has already scooped the regional RICS award, after judges were left impressed with the restoration and improvements to the area located on the promenade adjacent to the Spa Pavilion. The project now goes on to compete for the overall national award against 11 other finalists.

Concertus Design & Property Consultants acted as client project manager for the project, which was commissioned by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) as part of a town-wide regeneration programme.

“I am delighted that the restoration is being recognised at a national level,” commented Andrew Rowe, Managing Director at Concertus. “This was a rewarding project to work on, with a spectacular result, which has seen a Grade II listed park and its gardens totally restored as a resource for the local community.”

“We worked closely with SCDC and the construction team to make the town’s vision a reality. Felixstowe now has an attractive, accessible and much needed community area that keeps hold of its original Victorian charm, while being enjoyed by visitors and residents of all ages.”

The results will be announced at the Grand Final event taking place on 14 October at the London Hilton on Park Lane, London.

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