West Horsley Place is delighted to announce that our new lavatories have been shortlisted in the  RICS Social Impact Awards Heritage category for the south east of England. 

The shortlist of developments across the country in nine different categories are those which are transforming the everyday lives of their local communities. 

RICS South East are set to vote on a shortlist of 54 construction projects from across the region to mark their role in transforming communities and the everyday lives of people. Also shortlisted in the heritage category are inspirational projects such as Winchester Cathedral South Transept Exhibition Spaces, Netley Chapel, Southampton, Margate Caves and The Mayflower Theatre. We are honoured to be considered alongside them. 

The new lavatories at West Horsley Place have been carefully designed to leave the original 15th century fabric of the building untouched and on display, but protected. The contemporary nature of the new fittings sets off the ancient surroundings beautifully. More importantly, the new facilities have enabled our volunteers to work and learn new skills on site, and of course, are vital in being able to open our doors and share this wonderful building with members of the public.  

Announcing its support for the Prince’s Trust to help more young people take up careers in property, the awards mark the impact of construction on communities across the country - with voting to take place ahead of the RICS South East ceremony on 11 June.

A UK grand final will be held later in September for those successfully nominated from each region - with property expert David Brooks Wilson leading a panel of guest judges to select those projects worthy of the top award.

Matthew Howell, RICS UK Managing Director said:

This year’s shortlist features some of the best talent in our profession, and the new Social Impact Awards recognises the significant value these projects have brought to the communities around them.  The judges will have their work cut out deciding on who gets the top award with so many top projects involved."