Here East awarded Project of the Year at the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards 2020

The RICS Social Impact Awards assess the human, social and environmental impact, and the innovation and collaboration, that has gone into development and infrastructure projects.

Here East have been awarded Project of the Year, and Commercial Building of the Year, at the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards 2020. Winners of this award go on to compete for the National Grand Final RICS award in London on Thursday 24th September 2020.

Home of Loughborough University London, Here East is often described as London’s home for making: a unique innovation and technology campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with state-of-the-art infrastructure. It is a dedicated place for individuals and companies who embrace and pioneer cutting-edge technology and are creating the products of tomorrow.

Here East is designed as a community, a place for start-up, entrepreneurial business to co-exist and collaborate with global, established businesses and support genuine product innovation.

Here East has many social and commercial benefits. Originally built as the main broadcast centre for the London 2012 Olympics Here east maintains its history and has bought the Olympic media centres back into full and vibrant use while maintaining a minimal environmental impact with minimalist design and construction.

The complex collaborates academics, sports, media and tech institutes to nurture growth and excellence in creative industries. It also offers an array of social events for all ages including summer schools, workshops and wellness sessions. Here East is the pinnacle of community and fulfils economic and social needs within the local area.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.