Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at a number of projects which have made the shortlist of this year’s RICS Awards 2015; and we cast our eye over Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new ride – Skyforce!
Showcasing a collection of inspiring developments and initiatives throughout the UK and Ireland, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2015 is an industry wide appreciation of some truly amazing projects. The RICS Awards are open to everyone within the built environment, from surveyors and property developers, to engineers, planners and architects, and demonstrate the sheer talent that is in operation within today’s industry. Projects are divided into eight categories: Building Conservation, Commercial (sponsored by Bank of Ireland), Community Benefit, Design through Innovation (sponsored by Sika), Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure (sponsored by NI Tourist Board). Judges then select regional award winners from 12 UK regions, with winners being announced in May.
In this month’s edition of Premier Construction we take a look at a number of shortlisted projects, including The Everyman in Liverpool, Belfast Academical Institute and Seafarers Way in Sunderland, amongst others.
Meanwhile, in the North West we are taking a look at Skyforce, the latest attraction to hit Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Created in association with the Red Arrows, Skyforce is a 72ft high, 12-seat white-knuckle ride, designed to spin, swirl and ultimately excite, thrill-seekers. Those brave enough to hop on board Skyforce will be given the chance to take a 360 degree tour of the sky, whilst comfortably strapped into their very own Red Arrows cockpit. Once securely strapped into Skyforce, passengers can control the wings of their own plane ensuring that they can increase or decrease the intensity of their ride however they see fit.
Deputy Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Nick Thompson, said:
“What makes this ride so different is that you can control the intensity of the ride. Should you wish to enjoy Skyforce quite sedately then you can. However, by adjusting the wings on your own plane you can up the excitement level considerably.”
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.