Harold Samuel Research Prize (HSRP)

The late Lord Harold Samuel of Wych Cross – the founder and Chairman for many years of Land Securities PLC (the UK’s largest commercial property investment and development company) – studied with the then College of Estate Management (CEM) and his association with CEM lasted throughout his life. Harold left a financial legacy, and the Harold Samuel Educational Trust (HSET) was established in his name when he died in 1987, for the promotion and advancement of knowledge of surveying, auctioneering, estate management and other areas of knowledge associated with land.

In July 2018, the Trustees of HSET agreed to execute a Transfer Deed to dissolve the Trust and gift the remaining financial value of the HSET fund to UCEM, as restricted funds to be used for specific purposes. UCEM and the Trustees subsequently agreed to establish an annual award of £15,000 for research on a matter of significance of the Built Environment. The Harold Samuel Research Prize exists therefore to continue his legacy, in line with UCEM’s core purpose, for the benefit of the Built Environment and the sector in general.


Previous winners include:

2022-23: Social, Economic, and Environmental Evaluation: Adopting Digital Manufacturing for Circularity in Cementitious Products

2021-22: UK Construction Workplace Poverty: The Impact Of Financial And Job Insecurity On Mental Health

2020-21: PropTech Education Integration Framework (PEIF)

2019-20: Public and Commercial Attitudes to Disability in the Built Environment