Delancey’s Here East is announced as winner of National RICS Social Impact Commercial Award 2020

Here East has recently been awarded the National Social Impact Commercial Award 2020 by RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors). The campus won praise for its focus on sustainability, and economic and social contribution to the area.

Here East, the home Loughborough University's London campus, has won the National Social Impact Commercial Award at the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards 2020.

RICS Social Impact Awards recognises the built environment's positive and transformational contribution to society, showcasing the best examples on a national level following the regional finals this summer, which Here East won in the London category. The projects are judged on their human, social and environmental impact, as well as the collaboration and innovation involved. 

Here East was recognised for its positive social impact and commitment to fulfilling an economic and social need in the area through its mentorships, community and educational programmes. Here East was also celebrated for its minimal environmental impact in construction and use, its carbon reduction progress, and praised as a leader in sustainability in the built environment.

Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Here East is a 1.2 million sq ft tech and innovation campus. A catalyst for growth, it is home to over 4,500 academics and innovators, and is designed to foster collaboration, allowing its community to collaborate, scale and grow at pace. There is a significant education presence with Loughborough University London, UCL, Staffordshire University’s Digital Institute and soon to open, the Liverpool Media Academy. Other tenants include BT Sport, Plexal (Here East’s innovation centre),, Sports Interactive, Ford Smart Mobility, Studio Wayne McGregor, Matchesfashion, and The Trampery on the Gantry, which provides 21 studios for local artists and designers.

Designed by Hawkins Brown, Delancey's Here East was the International Press and Broadcast Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games and is a standout example of retrofit and sustainability in the build environment. It is widely recognised as the most successful re-development of an International Press and Broadcast Centre globally, providing a blueprint for future host cities on how to build a sustainable Olympic legacy.

Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East commented:

"Since launching in 2016, we have strived to ensure that Here East makes a positive impact at all levels across the communities around us, contributing to the economy, providing jobs, and benefitting and engaging the young people in the surrounding boroughs – so we are delighted to be recognised on a national level by RICS Social Impact Award."

Read the Here East press release here.

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.