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Concertus is on a high after two projects that the company has been involved with have been recognised at this year’s RICS East of England awards.

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

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens scooped the Regeneration award after the programme has resulted in exceptional improvements to the local coastal area. Annette Thompson, Concertus’ head of quantity surveying and cost consultancy, was joined on stage by Suffolk Coastal District Council to accept the award where she gave a speech expressing the level of commitment, passion and team work that went into delivering the winning project.

Concertus acted as client project manager for the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens project, which was also shortlisted in the Community Benefit and the Tourism and Business categories.

The Riverside Offices in Lowestoft received Highly Commended in the Commercial category after judges were left impressed with the project, which resulted in the development of a new energy-saving building shared by around 450 staff from Waveney District Council and Suffolk County Council. Concertus acted as project manager for the Riverside Office in defining and developing the strategic direction, preparation and brief for the business case, including procurement of the consultancy team.

The awards were presented at the RICS Awards Ceremony on 11 May at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Winners of the East of England regional awards will now go on to compete against regional entries from across the UK. This will culminate at the RICS Awards Grand Final in London on 14 October 2016.

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