Rio Architects is delighted to have 3 projects shortlisted for the RICS Wales awards this year. 

Bridge Street Exchange is shortlisted in the residential category. Built by Watkin Jones Group and completed in October 2018, this mixed-use retail and student accommodation development houses 477 students. 

AluK (GB) Limited's refurbished industrial manufacturing facility and new build HQ office premises in Chepstow is shortlisted in the Commercial Category. The development previously won the Wales Property Awards for the Best Workplace Design in 2018.

Neath Port Talbot College Group's 6th Form Academy Hub has been shortlisted in the Regeneration category. This project involved the dramatic refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of an existing 1960's campus building. It is now a bustling activity centre for college students and staff, incorporating a large social space and opening-learning environment to enhance collaboration and interaction.

Rio wishes to congratulate all parties involved on the shortlists and we look forward to the Awards Ceremony, which takes place at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff on the 1st of May 2019.