Most impactful Scottish construction projects recognised

Pittodrie Street Student Accommodation, Aberdeen

35 Scottish construction projects have been shortlisted by RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors) for its Social Impact Awards.

The nominees include the University of Glasgow Campus development, Dundee’s Regional Performance Centre for Sport, and Pittodrie Street Student Accommodation in Aberdeen.

All 35 shortlisted projects will be judged by a panel of RICS members and other experts based on their role in transforming communities and the everyday lives of people.

The awards are divided into nine award categories – commercial, education, healthcare, heritage, infrastructure, land & rural, leisure, residential and student accommodation sectors – with an overall winner also due to be announced at the RICS Scotland ceremony on 23 April.

A UK grand final will be held in September for those successfully nominated from each region.

Matthew Howell, RICS UK MD said, “The real estate industry plays a vital role in Scotland, and our refreshed awards celebrates the positive impact that our professionals can have on people’s lives and the best of what is built. This year’s shortlist features some of the best talent in our profession, and the new Social Impact Awards recognises the significant value these projects have brought to the communities around them. The judges will have their work cut out deciding on who gets the top award with so many top projects involved.

“I’m also delighted to be supporting The Prince’s Trust in getting young people into construction. Our shortlists, showcase projects which have been turning people’s lives around, whether that’s through apprenticeships for young people, rehabilitating ex-offenders or regenerating towns and cities to make them more inclusive, and we hope that promoting these will encourage more talent into a profession that can really make a difference.”

The full list of Scottish nominees is as follows:

4 North: (Edinburgh, Commercial)

Aberdeen Art Gallery: (Aberdeen, Heritage)

Baird’s Close Two: (Edinburgh, Student Accommodation)

Bertha Park High School: (Perth, Education)

Ciaran’s House – CLIC Sargent Home from Home: (Edinburgh, Healthcare)

Collective, Caltonhill: (Edinburgh, Leisure)

Cunningham House: (Glasgow, Residential)

Cupar Burgh Chambers: (Cupar, Heritage)

Dundee Regional Performance Centre for Sport: (Dundee, Leisure)

Edinburgh Printmakers: (Edinburgh, Heritage, Leisure)

Gairloch Museum: (Gairloch, Heritage, Leisure)

Glenrothes Energy Network: (Glenrothes, Infrastructure)

INTO Academic Centre: (Stirling, Education)

Kelvinside Academy: (Glasgow, Education)

Kirn Primary School: (Dunoon, Education)

King’s Stables Road, Mixed-Use Development: (Edinburgh, Commercial)

National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae: (Dumfries, Heritage, Leisure)

North Sighthill Regeneration: (Edinburgh, Residential)

NGHA Offices: (Glasgow, Commercial)

Ochiltree Community Hub: (Ochiltree, Leisure)

Panmure House – The Home of Adam Smith: (Edinburgh, Heritage)

Pennywell Phase 2: (Edinburgh, Residential)

Perth Transport Futures Project: Phase 1 Crieff Road: (Perth, Infrastructure)

Pittodrie Street Student Accommodation: (Aberdeen, Student Accommodation)

Powell Hall & Whitehorn Hall: (St Andrews, Student Accommodaton)

Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice: (Glasgow, Healthcare)

Robroyston Railway Station: (Glasgow, Infrastructure)

Shawbridge Street: (Glasgow, Residential)

TECA: (Aberdeen, Commercial, Leisure)

The Balfour: (Orkney, Healthcare)

The Fraser Centre: (Tranent, Leisure)

The GRID Building: (Edinburgh, Education)

The Registers: (Edinburgh, Commercial)

University of Glasgow Campus Development: (Glasgow, Education)

Woodside Health and Care Centre: (Glasgow, Healthcare)