Scottish shortlist revealed for RICS 2016 awards


Scotland’s most impressive new and regenerated building projects will go head-to-head in the RICS Awards as the Scottish shortlist for 2016 is announced.

The iconic Helix & The Kelpies in Falkirk, The Capitol Redevelopment in Aberdeen and the Borders Railway make up some of the projects competing from across the country.

Eight category winners across Building Conservation, Commercial property, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Regeneration, Residential, Tourism & Leisure and Infrastructure will be selected from the 34 shortlisted entries to the awards.

One shortlisted entry will also receive the coveted Project of the Year, Scotland award.

The winners from all categories will then be invited to represent Scotland and compete against projects from across the UK at the overall RICS Awards in London, where last year’s Scottish Project of the Year winner, Advocate’s Close, took the UK national title.

Sarah Speirs, director RICS Scotland, said: “There are some great projects of all sizes shortlisted for the RICS Awards 2016, which demonstrate the quality of new and regenerated developments across Scotland, and I am sure it will be a difficult judging process.

“During the last few years Scottish winners have also seen great success at the Award finals in London, gaining UK-wide recognition for the quality of work taking place in the Scottish built environment.”

Judging for the awards will take place in coming weeks, with the RICS Awards 2016, Scotland ceremony being held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on 14 April 2016. The RICS Awards UK national ceremony will take place in London in October 2016.

The awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment, celebrating the achievements of professionals working in both the built and natural environment.

RICS Awards 2016, Scotland – Awards Shortlist

Building Conservation

Sponsored by Wise Property Care

  • Hawkhead Village
  • Lews Castle
  • The Capitol Redevelopment
  • The Surgeons’ Hall Museums
  • Townhouses at 31-33 Court Street, Haddington


Sponsored by Sika Liquid Plastics

  • Borders Railway
  • Seabraes Pedestrian & Clyde Bridge


Sponsored by Colleys

  • Aker Solutions HQ Aberdeen International Business Park
  • St Andrews – Premier Inn and M&S Simply Food


  • Helensburgh Town Centre Public Realm
  • Laurieston Phase 1A
  • Panmure Street
  • Pennywell (Urban Union)
  • Sighthill

Community Benefit

Sponsored by British Gas

  • Glasgow Womens Library, Bridgeton
  • Johnstone Town Hall
  • Pinkston Watersports
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Scottish Opera’s Theatre Royal


Sponsored by NHBC Scotland

  • 35-37 Queen Street
  • 53-57 Queen Street
  • Earls Green
  • Lairds Gate, Stewarton
  • Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, Phase 1A
  • New build mainstream & supported accommodation & training facilities for veterans
  • Polnoon
  • Sunnymead
  • West Burn Lane

Design through Innovation

Sponsored by Forbo Flooring Systems

  • Dalmunach Distillery
  • Panmure Street
  • The City of Glasgow College – Riverside Campus

Tourism & Leisure

  • 35-37 Queen Street
  • Scottish Opera’s Theatre Royal
  • The Helix & The Kelpies

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