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'Truly fantastic' - Team behind £5m Wells Maltings revamp win top award

PUBLISHED: 09:35 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:02 23 May 2019

The Wells Maltings, which was reopened last year after a major refurbishment. Picture: SARAH TOON

The Wells Maltings, which was reopened last year after a major refurbishment. Picture: SARAH TOON

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The team behind a £5 million revamp of the Wells Maltings are jubilant after winning a prestigious construction award.

From left Robert Dale, Kayleigh Sexton and Chris Talford of Daniel Connal Partnership (DCP),  with the RICS award for their work on the Wells Maltings. Picture: SARAH HUGHESFrom left Robert Dale, Kayleigh Sexton and Chris Talford of Daniel Connal Partnership (DCP), with the RICS award for their work on the Wells Maltings. Picture: SARAH HUGHES

Quality surveyors and project managers Daniel Connal Partnership (DCP) was given the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East of England award for community benefit, for their work on the Maltings, which reopened in September last year.

Robert Dale, senior partner at DCP, which has offices in Norwich, Colchester and London, said: "We are incredibly proud to have been involved in the complete restoration and extension of this much-loved but time-worn historic asset.

"And for it to be recognised by RICS, is a huge achievement for the team.

"The scheme has been a community project from the outset and to see it being embraced as a sustainable and exciting destination is truly fantastic."

In its first 20 weeks after reopening the Grade II-listed arts and heritage venue attracted more than 3,000 visitors, showcased 90 separate live events and hired out facilities to 15 new community groups.

All category winners will go through to the RICS Awards 2019 grand final in London on the November 8 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

MORE: Wells heritage site nominated in two categories for national award.

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