Cambridge’s Arthur Rank Hospice building is best in East

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 May 2017

Dr Lynn Morgan Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice celebrates the architecture award with staff . Picture: Keith Heppell

Dr Lynn Morgan Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice celebrates the architecture award with staff . Picture: Keith Heppell

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Arthur Rank Hospice’s £10.6million home was named Project of the Year at the 2017 RICS East of England Awards.

Some 36 of the region’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out at event hosted by Melissa Porter, who is best known for presenting the BBC’s To Buy or Not to Buy and Escape to the Country.

Designed by LSI Architects and constructed by Barnes Construction, the Arthur Rank Hospice was named the winner of the Community Benefit category.

The building was then subsequently named the East of England Project of the Year, ahead of seven other category winners on Wednesday (May 10) at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

Lynn Morgan, chief executive of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, said: “This is a wonderful tribute to everyone who worked on the hospice – our fantastic architects LSI, Barnes who built it, Northmore Associates who did a wonderful job of project managing it, Munros, Faithful & Gould – a great team that have done Cambridgeshire proud.”

The Arthur Rank Hospice project will now go forward to the RICS Awards Grand Final in the Community Benefit and Project of the Year categories.

The ceremony will be held in London in November.

The hospice’s state-of-the-art building in Shelford Bottom is a new 23-bed facility that meets the standards of a hospital without feeling like one.

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