Doncaster regeneration scheme’s national award joy

Doncaster's new performance venue
Doncaster's new performance venue

Doncaster’s £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter won a ‘highly commended’ prize in a national awards.

The scheme was honoured in the regeneration category of the national RICS awards.

The Civic and Cultural Quarter previously won the Yorkshire and Humber regional category. The project is being driven by Doncaster Council along with development partner Muse Developments.

The first phase of the development which is transforming 25 per cent of the town centre has seen work including the completion of new civic offices, a new theatre and a public square.

Sites are being prepared for the next phases.

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and great recognition for the work that Doncaster Council and its partners are doing to take this borough forward. The Civic Office and Cast look fantastic and really show residents and visitors where Doncaster is going. The real aim, of course, is to bring more people into the area and drive private sector investment. With new houses being built behind the Civic Office and a new owner looking to regenerate the Waterdale centre opposite, there is strong evidence that the plan is working.”

Dan Needham, regional director for Muse Developments, said: “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in Doncaster, working in close partnership with the Council. It’s great news for the town to be highly commended in a national competition - the judges clearly recognised the positive impact the project has had, and will continue to have, on regenerating the area. It’s been a great success so far, which we will take forward for future phases of the project.”

More information is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/ccq