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Hydrock’s award-winning streak set to continue with multiple shortlistings at Insider South West Property Awards 2023

18th Aug 2023

Hydrock is on a roll! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re up for four awards at the Insider South West Property Awards 2023.

This year, we’ve been shortlisted for Consultancy Team of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year, Development of the Year, and Place-making Project of the Year.

Being shortlisted in several categories is a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality, sustainable and innovative projects. Our work on the Dorset Police HQ, the Roman Villa, and Everards Printworks are all prime examples of our expertise and ingenuity.

Ric Hampton, regional director — south, said:

I’m incredibly proud of the hard work and commitment I’ve seen from our teams this year and to be nominated for not one, but four awards is the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and dedication. Delivering amazing projects is our bread and butter, but we do this whilst not losing sight of our long-term goals to drive climate resilience, net-zero ambitions and to be a force for good in the communities we work in.

Below is a round-up of our nominations:

Consultancy Team of the Year

We’ve been shortlisted for the Consultancy of the Year award, which not only recognises our contribution to projects in the region, but our drive to be a brilliant and flexible working place for our people. This year it’s clear that we’ve continued to define our positioning and influence in the south west region as a sustainability-focused design consultancy.

Sustainable Project of the Year

We entered Dorset Police HQ into the sustainable project of the year category, a cutting-edge blue light facility delivered alongside Dorset Police, Wilmott Dixon, Coreus, Corstorphine and Wright Architects and Curtins. This 3,000m2 new-build headquarters is a project with big aspirations, targeting BREEAM Excellent and is set to be net-zero in operation.

Development of the Year

The Roman Villa, part of the outstanding Newt estate in Somerset, was entered into the development of the year category. Delivered alongside Emily Estate UK, Stonewood Design and E3, the museum is a hybrid of modern and Roman construction style and material. It proved a highly technical and unusual project that saw the design team working alongside historians and archaeologists.

Place-making Project of the Year

Alongside the award categories we entered, we’ve also made the shortlisting for Everards Printworks, Bristol, for the Place-making Project of the Year award. A residential development in Bristol’s historic quarter, this project saw us partner with a fantastic design team comprising Artisan Real Estate with Dalata Hotel Group, Alec French Architects, Gardiner and Theobald LLP, Quattro Consult, Ginkgo Projects and McAleer & Rushe.

We look forward to the awards that take place at the Marriott Hotel, Bristol, on 12 October and wish the best of luck to all who have been shortlisted.