Eden Community Centre in the running for construction award

Eden Community Centre.  INCT 10-733-CON
Eden Community Centre. INCT 10-733-CON

Eden Community Centre is one of 36 projects to have made the shortlist for this year’s Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Northern Ireland Awards.

The awards take place in May and reward excellence in the building and construction industry.

The winners of each category will also be in contention to win the top prize, Project of the Year, sponsored by Forbo Flooring Systems.

Eden Community and Sports Centre has been shortlisted in the Community Benefit category.

The centre officially opened in March 2014 after the site of the old Eden Sports Pavilion at Beltoy Road was transformed into a state-of-the-art community and sports facility thanks to a £1.5million investment into community services by Carrickfergus Borough Council.

RICS Northern Ireland Awards Judging Chairman, Alistair Dunn commented; “This shortlist is a fantastic spread of innovative projects from across Northern Ireland that we’re delighted to have in the mix for the 2015 awards. We wish every nominee the best of luck and look forward to revealing the winners in May.”

The RICS NI Awards 2015 will take place on Friday, May 8 at the Culloden Estate & Spa, Holywood. Northern Ireland winners will also be considered for the overall RICS Awards that will be announced at a gala event in London in October.