Architects, builders and designers have an extra week to submit work for the regional “property Oscars” after the deadline for the prestigious competition was extended.

The last date for the 2016 RICS West Midlands Awards has now been set at Friday, January 22.

The annual awards celebrate the region’s most inspirational initiatives and developments that “provide real value to the communities they serve”.

Past winners have ranged from small projects that were the vision of one person to large scale developments that have had international recognition.

In 2015 the project of the year in the regional competition was named as Longbridge Town Centre. The new retail and leisure complex is part of a bigger £1billion investment. Made up of national and local businesses, it generated more then 4,000 jobs for the area. The awards are open to property professionals and celebrate the talents of surveyors, property developers, engineers, planners and architects.

There are eight categories to enter: community benefit, regeneration, design through innovation, building conservation, residential, commercial property, tourism & leisure and infrastructure.

The 2016 RICS West Midlands Regional Awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on May 20 at Aston Villa FC. All category winners will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in October. Visit for details.