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LacPatrick building project in the running for award

The LacPatrick building which has been shortlisted for a top award.

A £37million project to extend production facility at LacPatrick has been shortlisted in the Commercial category of the RICS Northern Ireland Award.

As one of the most innovative and modern developments in the European dairy industry, the construction of the Dairy Technology Centre involved extension of the existing production facility to increase output by 100 per-cent.

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The new build houses state-of-the-art evaporation and spray-drying technology, capable of making advanced dairy ingredients for LacPatrick’s expanding markets across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The annual awards recognise exemplary built projects, and the teams behind them, that contribute positively to Northern Ireland and this year the awards have seen the highest number of entries in their 28 year history.

LacPatrick will compete with 34 other building projects from across Northern Ireland at the RICS Awards 2018, which will be held at The La Mon Hotel & Spa, Belfast on May 24.

All category winners will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in London in November 2018.

The winners of each category will also be in with a chance of winning the top prize, the highly esteemed Project of the Year title, presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.

Michael Hannaway, chair of the RICS Awards Northern Ireland judging panel, said, “Despite the uncertainty in the current climate, Northern Ireland’s property professionals continue to deliver exemplary, and in many cases, world-class built projects that are having a profoundly positive impact.

“I am delighted to see so many of these remarkable built initiatives on this year’s shortlist for the 2018 RICS Awards, Northern Ireland. The exceptional talent and skills of the teams and surveyors behind these schemes is nothing short of remarkable, and I wish them all the best of luck in gaining the recognition they deserve for ensuring their local communities remain fantastic places to live, work, and visit.”

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