King's Lynn Innovation Centre wins prestigious RICS award

The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC), owned by enterprise agency Nwes has been announced as a 2017 winner of a prestigious RICS Award.

The East of England RICS Awards 2017 showcases the most inspirational initiatives and developments in the region.  Nominated in two categories, the Commercial Property award was presented to KLIC architects Fielden & Mawson at a ceremony in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday 10 May.

Built by RG Carters, and developed in partnership with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, KLIC is the latest innovation hub to be delivered by Nwes, offering long-awaited state-of-the-art commercial workspace, business support, access to finance, and business events in West Norfolk.

KLIC was one of three leading regeneration projects in the region and voted by RICS as the best Commercial Property. The award was the second accolade within a month for the flagship business centre, which opened in June 2016.

“We are delighted that Fielden & Mawson and the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre have been recognised by RICS East of England.”  Nwes Strategic Director, John Balch says.

“As with all complex construction projects KLIC presented many challenges and this award is testament to an extraordinary team effort in delivering this unique building on time and under-budget.  Our ethos for KLIC has been ‘excellence through innovation’ and this award is acknowledgment that this has been achieved.”

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“The KLIC project has also been an exemplar of success through partnership and collaboration with particular thanks to Feilden & Mawson, RG Carter, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.”

Feilden+Mawson Partner, Philip Bodie comments.

“We are so pleased for the whole Nwes team that KLIC picked up the award for the best commercial building at the RICS Awards night.”

Mr Bodie continues.

“When designing buildings, I never set out with an award in mind, but when it happens it is of course a real pleasure.  Needless to say the mood at our table after winning was extremely high spirited, which is also a sign of the excellent relationship between client, contractor and consultants.”

Tenants and clients of the King’s Lynn Innovation Centre benefit from top-specification office space, modern meeting and conference rooms, and an optimum working environment equipped with the latest technology.

Services delivered by Nwes include high-calibre 1-to-1 business advice, mentoring and innovation support to accelerate business ideas.  Additionally, Nwes can also provide access to financial sources and funding opportunities, providing the tools for local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to flourish and further strengthen the local economy.

As part of the local Enterprise Zone, tenants of King’s Lynn Innovation Centre also benefit from reduced business rates, superfast broadband, and ‘easy in, easy out’ tenancy terms.  A new coworking suite and virtual office solutions are also available.

The KLIC project has also been an exemplar of success through partnership and collaboration with particular thanks to Feilden & Mawson, RG Carter, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

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