Bearsden restoration project earns recognition

A Bearsden building which underwent an extensive rejuvenation and extension project has been commended at a major UK awards ceremony.

Kilmardinny House was shortlisted for Civic Building of the Year by SPACES (Society for Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying) – one of just 19 projects chosen from across the UK.

The A-listed building has reopened following a major programme of works, delivered by East Dunbartonshire Council with the Leisure and Culture (EDLC) Trust and development partner hub West Scotland (hWS). Clark Contracts was the main contractor.

The building was highly commended in the Heritage category at the SPACES awards.

Clark Contracts said the new garden pavilion extension provides a “modern, flexible space”, while Kilmardinny House itself features a mix of office, activity and meeting spaces, as well as a refurbished community theatre.

Iain Marley, CEO of hub West Scotland said, “Restoration projects can be challenging, however, the end result reflects how inspired the team were by the opportunity to rejuvenate this great building and this recognition is richly deserved.”

Michael Scanlan, director at Clark Contracts added, “It is terrific that Kilmardinny House has been recognised by the SPACES awards following the judges’ visit to the venue. The commendation is fantastic recognition for this unique building.”

The project was delivered alongside Mast Architects, Armour Construction Consultants, Henderson Warnock (M&E) and Fairhurst Engineers.