Adapting to current circumstance the annual RICS South East Impact Awards which were due to be presented at a gala dinner in Southampton on 11th June, were instead unveiled virtually via a video link to a pre-recorded ceremony.

‘Cathedral of Brewing’ recognised by RICS Social Impact Awards

Date: June 2020

The awards, which are a customary fixture in the annual (pre-COVID) events calendar, unite professionals from all stages of design, development and construction to recognise and reward those who have made a positive difference to society and ultimately celebrating the human impact of the built environment.

Nine award categories across various sectors showcase excellence in regenerating, enhancing and transforming the built environment and with 460 entries across 12 regions the calibre of project entrants this year was once again incredibly high.

Jenner were incredibly proud to have four of our completed construction projects shortlisted as finalists in the commercial, residential and healthcare categories. From contemporary office accommodation to luxury seafront apartments, a state-of-the-art Brewery and the UK’s first ever dementia care village our nominations truly demonstrated the scale, diversity and high-profile nature of projects we are increasingly being asked to deliver.

The Curious Brewery Ashford aptly described as a “Cathedral of Brewing” was shortlisted as a finalist within the commercial category and was the first award of the digital ceremony to be presented. Jenner, who as Main Contractor nominated the project, were delighted to be crowned the winners, giving rightful recognition on behalf of the whole team for the positive social impact of the project in regenerating a formerly redundant site in Ashford. The building makes a bold statement in its design and construction and now resides at the heart of a community as a facility for the people. As a true catalyst for change the landmark building is iconic in name and nature and an incredibly worthy winner of the awards.

“This is a project which adds something special to Ashford. Something to make the whole community feel good. Something that exudes our faith in our craft. Something different and special to bring people together. Something that no one else can do. Something to celebrate”.

Frazer Thompson, Chapel Down.

The project has also be shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious RIBA South East Awards 2020 and enjoyed award success earlier this year winning at the South East Property Awards for best commercial development.