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National Awards recognition for Seaton Delaval Hall

Following recent regional awards success, the UK’s most outstanding building projects went head-to-head for top national accolades at the RICS Awards Grand Final in London. Mosedale Gillatt Architects were there with the National Trust client team to represent Seaton Delaval Hall in the Heritage category of the competition. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the work at Seaton Delaval was considered against other winning schemes from across the UK regions. We are delighted that Seaton Delaval Hall's ‘Curtain Rises’ project was chosen as the overall winner on the night!

“RICS judges said: “Seaton Delaval Hall is a flagship project for The National Trust both in terms of conservation and regeneration. Extensive research and attention to detail has ensured not only a highly considered approach to the conservation and repair of this significant Grade I listed property but also transformed the experience for visitors. The outstanding quality of craftsmanship and its’ sensitivity, using local contractors & materials, provides that its story & history are easily read for those visiting and makes it a worthy winner of the national award.”

The sought after national award represents a welcome recognition of considerable NLHF support, extensive team work and the collaborative approach that have been integral to the delivery of the project.

Commenting on the grand final winners, chair of the judging panel David Brooks-Wilson FRICS said: “The judging panel and I were so impressed with the dedication of the teams behind these winning projects, they are a true testament to the tireless dedication of industry professionals across the UK. Their talent and collaborative approaches have resulted in exemplary and innovative schemes that really do represent the very best built projects across the regions.

“Each of the winning projects is having a profoundly positive impact on their local area and the RICS is delighted to recognise the hard work that went behind ensuring these projects were delivered successfully, particularly in such challenging and uncertain times as we navigated through the pandemic. The teams behind them should be incredibly proud of the part they have played in helping to improve their community and wider local economy.”

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