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Porth Teigr reaches Grand Final of national awards

Porth Teigr has made the shortlist for the RICS Awards Grand Final in the Regeneration category, the latest in an impressive run of award wins and nominations for the 38 acre sustainable development project.

Earlier this year, Porth Teigr won in the Regeneration category of the 2012 RICS Awards in Wales.  Having won the Welsh regional award, the scheme has now been put forward for the Grand Final with entries from across the country.

The Regeneration award celebrates projects that have made an exceptional improvement to the built or natural environment, making a long-term contribution to the vitality and prosperity of an area.

Porth Teigr, a joint venture between Igloo (an Aviva Investors fund) and the Welsh Government, is the sustainable development project which is transforming the last piece of brownfield land in Cardiff Bay into a 21st century environment.  The site is the new home of BBC Cymru Wales' Roath Lock studios, as well as the Doctor Who Experience and World of Boats.  Future phases will see the development of a Centre for Creative Industries (CCI), the Welsh Government building which will offer space for small creative businesses and freelancers.

Mark Hallett, Development Director for igloo Regeneration, says: "It is a great honour to reach the shortlist for the RICS Awards Grand Final and to get national recognition for the regeneration work that is taking place at Porth Teigr.

"With a local workforce and local suppliers being utilised during construction phases, Porth Teigr is making a positive economic contribution to the South Wales region.  The development is also supporting the economic regeneration of the area, as well as serving as the catalyst for further regeneration."

The RICS Awards Grand Final will be held at the Savoy in October.

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