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Muse celebrates seven shortlisted entries in RICS Awards

Muse Developments is celebrating after having seven entries shortlisted in the 2016 RICS Awards.

The developments beat off stiff competition to make the finals of these prestigious awards.

Shortlisted in the North West regional heat is English City Fund (ECf)’s New Bailey multi-story car park in both the Commercial and Infrastructure categories. It is part of the wider Salford Central regeneration scheme being delivered by ECf, which is a joint venture between Muse, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Legal and General Property in an active partnership with Salford Council.

Also part of the Salford Central scheme is Vimto Gardens, which features 83 apartments and 14 townhouses and is shortlisted in the Residential category. It was so popular that it sold out entirely off-plan during construction.

One Smithfield Square, the sixth phase of Muse’s Smithfield regeneration scheme in Manchester, was also shortlisted in the Residential category. This striking development has delivered 77 new apartments in the heart of the city’s Northern Quarter.

In the South West, Quadrant Quay, the third phase of ECf’s Millbay regeneration scheme in Plymouth, has also been shortlisted in the Residential category. The development has transformed disused former docksides into a high-quality 102-home development linking the regeneration area to the local community and opening up a historic section of the city’s waterfront.

In Stockton on Tees, Muse’s Northshore scheme was shortlisted in the North East Regeneration category, having delivered 85,000 sq ft of offices and 45 new homes last year. A 43,000 sq ft flagship headquarters for housing group Thirteen is also shortlisted in the Commercial category. Northshore is being delivered in partnership with the HCA.

Matt Crompton, joint MD at Muse, said: “We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, sustainable, mixed-use regeneration schemes up and down the UK, so it’s fantastic news that the RICS judges have recognised this. It’s a great achievement to be shortlisted across four categories and three regions, so fingers crossed for the regional heats!”

All of the regional category winners go forward to be considered for the national awards, which will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 18th May at the Marriott City Centre, Bristol.