Hamilton Architects win three accolades at RICS NI Awards 2017

John Bell House Wins Building Conservation Category

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Paul Millar (left) Partner Hamilton Architects, and Anthony Best of Lacuna Developments collect the award for Building Conservation category for John Bell House, Belfast, from sponsor Michelle Atkinson Surveying and host Paul Clarke.
Hamilton Architects of Belfast, London and Derry~Londonderry came away from this year’s RICS Awards NI with three accolades.

John Bell House, Belfast, won the Building Conservation Award. The design team were faced with the challenge of inserting a mix of 413 modern, ensuite bedroom units and studio apartments into a prominent listed building.

“They did so with minimal intervention to the historic fabric,” said the judges. “The use of innovative design and traditional conservation principles means this building has been saved from neglect and regenerated into a living building once again.”

Hamilton were also awarded two Highly Commendeds - one for our work on Brooke Park, Derry~Londonderry in the Community Benefit category, and a second for Northern Ireland National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

“These awards reflect the dedication and expertise of the entire team,” said Partner Paul Millar. “We are looking forward to taking John Bell House to the national RICS Awards in London in November.”

A total of 32 of Northern Ireland’s most impressive and community benefiting property schemes vied for top honours at the prestigious 2017 RICS NI Awards.

Broadcaster Paul Clark hosted the sell-out ceremony at the La Mon Hotel near Belfast, which attracted more than 200 local property professionals.

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Mark Haslett (second left), Partner Hamilton Architects, on stage with the Brooke Park, Derry~Londonderry, team to collect the Highly Commended award for Community Benefit.
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Mark Haslett (second left), Partner at Hamilton Architects, collects the Highly Commended award for our work on Northern Ireland's National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
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Joining Hamilton Partners Mark Haslett and Paul Millar (centre) on stage with our trio of awards are Nick Oldfield (left) and Noel McKee of O'Hare & McGovern contractors.