A clifftop home which once split in half is in the running to win a regional award.

The Crow's Nest in Lyme Regis has been shortlisted in the design through innovation category for the 2018 RICS Awards South West.

The annual awards recognise exemplary built projects that are positively contributing to the region and this year schemes of all sizes and budgets – from all over the region - are in with a chance of gaining acclaimed industry recognition, along with the teams behind them.

The Crow's Nest, which overlooks the Cobb, was built on land so unstable that in 2014, halfway through the planning process, it broke in half during a landslip in 2014, making national news headlines.

Winchester-based architects AR Design Studio were briefed to build an entirely new home. The description on the shortlist for the property reads: "The design concept starts as a traditional cabin-like-form that splits, twists and rotates, resulting in four pods. The outcome is a beautifully haphazard rough-sawn larch clad house that silhouettes against the wooded backdrop. The clearly defined entrance guides you through the hallway into the central pod; the main living space comprising of kitchen, dining and living room. The extensive sliding glass draws one into the stunning coastline setting, with uninterrupted views of the English Channel beyond a floating timber deck."

Those shortlisted for category awards will automatically be considered for the highly esteemed ‘South West Project of the Year’ title, presented to the scheme which demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Last year, the title went to Gloucester Services.

All category winners will go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on November 2018, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.

Chairman of the RICS Awards, South West judging panel, James Wakeham FRICS said: “Despite the uncertainty in the current climate, our region’s property professionals continue to deliver exemplary, and in many cases, world-class built projects that are having a profoundly positive impact on our cities and towns.

“I am delighted to see so many of these built initiatives on this year’s shortlist for the 2018 RICS Awards, South West. The exceptional talent and skills of the teams and surveyors behind these schemes is nothing short of remarkable, and I wish them all the best of luck in gaining the recognition they deserve for ensuring their local communities remain fantastic places to live, work, and visit.”

The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 17 at the Bristol Marriott City Centre.