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

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Community Benefit

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Design through Innovation

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Tourism & Leisure