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Tuesday 30th April saw the cream of the East Midlands Architectural community gather to be inspired, network and vote live on the evening and then celebrate the winner of the East Midland’s Project of the Year Award at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham.

Specifi Nottingham saw over 100 people from over 40 East Midland’s architectural and construction-related businesses come together to enjoy inspiration from the evening’s keynote speaker and Digital Evangelist, Paul Wilkinson sharing his vision of the industry in 2029 followed by an opportunity to network over drinks and peruse the finalist’s gallery before peers placed their vote live with winners announced on the evening over the awards dinner.

Unlike many other awards, these are voted for by peers LIVE on the evening and every vote cast had the additional positive effect of planting a tree for our charity partner Tree Aid, the evening’s votes generated over 200 trees towards Specifi’s 5000 tree target over the year.

Paul Brooke, Specifi CEO commented, “As industry people we appreciate the value of being appreciated and the positivity generated from teams that work together take from sharing their best work, being recognised by their peers and celebrating the winners on the night, plus being able to support such a worthwhile charity at the same time adds yet another positive dimension.”

The awards had been embraced by the community with a wide range of East Midlands Architectural practices being represented with stunning project examples including a university campus building, fantastic office refurbishments and fit-outs, student accommodation, events venues and care facilities.

The eventual and most deserving winner on the evening voted for by their peers was CBP Architects, Belvoir Vue project a stunning bespoke modern house with views over the Belvoir valley. They were also joined by 2 Highly Commended projects, Church Lukas’ Rushford Court student accommodation project in Durham and Allan Joyce Architect’s Confetti Campus HQ building in Nottingham.