RICS Scotland announces results of top property awards
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland has announced the winners of its property awards, which recognise the achievements of land, property and construction professionals.
The winners in the four categories (Sustainability, Building Conservation, Regeneration and Community Benefit) are:
SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY WINNER
Roseisle Distillery, Elgin.
The £40m distillery is Scotland's first in 30 years and, at 3000 sq m, is also the largest built. The energy generated by the distillery's £14 million biomass plant (a separate project) is used to generate the steam that charges the stills, while a water reclamation plant recycles liquid for potable water. The whisky making process determined the design, providing sections for mashing, fermentation and distilling.
BUILDING CONSERVATION CATEGORY WINNER
The Old Schoolhouse, Logie.
The project saw the restoration of a nineteenth-century, late vernacular earth-built schoolhouse. The Category A listed building was converted into a one bedroom property.
REGENERATION CATEGORY WINNER
Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral, North Lanarkshire.
Maxim is the UK's largest speculatively built office park. It has ten buildings totalling over 756,000 sq ft of space, all built in a single phase, and is expected to create 8,000 jobs at the height of its occupancy.
COMMUNITY BENEFIT CATEGORY WINNER
New Campus, North Glasgow College, Glasgow
North Glasgow College's new campus was built to benefit students from across Scotland and the rest of the world whilst also providing a new facility for the local community.
The awards were judged by some of Scotland's top chartered surveyors and property professionals. Winners of the RICS Scotland awards, which have been running for over 17 years, will be automatically entered into the RICS global award finals.
RICS Scotland director, Graeme Hartley, said: "The standard of all of the entrants to this year's RICS Scotland awards were exceptionally high. The judges have seen some outstanding examples of building projects, which represent fantastic value for money and are utilising the latest advancements in sustainable development."
Full list of winners and commendations etc:
Roseisle Distillery, Elgin (Winner)
Active Renewable Centre, Aberdeen (Commended)
The Old Schoolhouse, Logie (Winner)
Tournament Bridge Restoration, Irvine (Highly Commended)
Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral, Motherwell (Winner)
Union Square, Aberdeen (Highly commended)
IFSD Glasgow (Highly commended)
Ravenscraig Phase One, Ravenscraig (Commended)
New Campus, North Glasgow College, Glasgow (Winner)
Raploch Community Centre Campus, Stirling (Highly commended)
Budongo Trail, Edinburgh Zoo (Highly commended)Alteration to St Paul's & St George's Church, Edinburgh (Highly commended)
West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston (Commended)
Pollok Civic Realm, Glasgow (Commended)