RICS has announced some of Scotland’s most impressive built environment projects, with the publication of the RICS Awards 2019 shortlist.

Twenty-eight of the Scotland’s most innovative and community beneficial property projects have captured the hearts of RICS judges and will now go on to compete in eight categories at this year’s awards ceremony in May.

The eight categories for 2019 are; Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism & Leisure.

All category winners go forth for the acclaimed regional Project of the Year title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. Last year saw Caithness-Moray Electricity Network Reinforcement win the Scotland Project of the Year accolade.

The awards highlight the great talent involved for shaping the Scotland’s built environment for now and the future. This year’s shortlist projects include the Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow, Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan and the V&A, Dundee.

Chair of the RICS Awards 2019, Scotland judging panel, Colin Smith MRICShead of planning, Scotland at Turley, said: “What is great about the RICS Awards is that they recognise the impact that these shortlisted property projects are having on their local communities, as well as the talent and collaboration of the teams behind them.

“Some of the shortlisted projects have helped to attract more visitors and inward investment, whilst others have provided much needed housing or vital services and infrastructure to their communities. The teams behind them should be extremely proud as many were delivered on time and within budget, and with sustainability at the heart, to ensure they are as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.”

All Scottish winners go on to compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final in November 2019, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.

The RICS Awards 2019, Scotland, will be held on Thursday 2 May at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa.

 

RICS Awards 2019, Scotland Shortlist:

 

Building Conservation

Cupar Burgh Chambers, Cupar

Mackintosh at the Willow, Glasgow

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Panmure House- The Home of Adam Smith, Edinburgh

The Charles Kennedy Building, Fort William

The Playfair at Donaldson’s, Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh, The Law School, Edinburgh

The Garment Factory, Glasgow

 

Commercial

Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan

The Garment Factory, Glasgow

New Waverley, Edinburgh

 

Community Benefit

Ballater Old Royal Station, Ballater

Music Hall, Aberdeen

The Charles Kennedy Building, Fort William

The Hut Community Building, Chapelton

West Dunbartonshire Council, Dumbarton

The Social Bite Village, Edinburgh

 

Design through Innovation

Bayes Centre, Edinburgh

Paisley: Secret Collection, Paisley

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Charlestown of Aberlour

V & A, Dundee

 

Infrastructure

Brodick Ferry Terminal, Isle of Arran

Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh

Scottish Water- Shieldhall Tunnel, Glasgow

 

Regeneration

Pennywell Phase 2, Edinburgh

Paisley: Secret Collection, Paisley

Sweeney Street/Sweeney Court/Sweeney Gardens, Ardrossan

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness

West Dunbartonshire Council, Dumbarton

 

Residential

Edenmanor, Stonehaven

Sweeney Street/Sweeney Court/Sweeney Gardens, Ardrossan

The Playfair at Donaldson’s, Edinburgh

The Raining’s Stairs Development, Inverness

 

Tourism & Leisure

Ballater Old Royal Station, Ballater

Brodie Castle- Playful Garden Visitor Centre, Brodie

Collective, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

New Waverley, Edinburgh

The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience. Charlestown of Aberlour

The Machrie, Isle of Islay

V & A, Dundee

Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan

 

 

Source: https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com