COMMAND OF THE OCEANS WINS TOP RICS HONOUR
More than 90 of the UK’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for top honours at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards Grand Final, where Command of the Oceans in Chatham (above) was named the best Tourism & Leisure built project in the UK.
The prestigious annual contest celebrates the UK’s most inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors that are having a significant positive impact on the communities they serve.
Command of the Oceans in Chatham won the Tourism & Leisure & Project of the Year award at the RICS Awards, South East back in May. At the Grand Final, it faced tough competition from 12 other regional Tourism & Leisure award winners, including Titanic Hotel, Belfast, Wylam Brewery in Newcastle, World of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent and Falls of Shin in Lairg, Scotland.
Command of the Oceans is the unique conservation and re-use of several historic buildings at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. The project has transformed the site, with the construction of new galleries, café spaces and a new entrance.
Housing important exhibits such as
‘the ship beneath the floor’, this ambitious project is a Kent champion for progressive conservation, inventive re-use and the adaptation of existing fabric.
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