The Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall is the only project in Orkney to be shortlisted for the RICS Social Impact Awards.
RICS (Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors) in Scotland are set to vote on a shortlist 35 construction projects to mark their role in transforming communities and the everyday lives of people.
The awards mark the impact of construction on communities across the country – with voting to take place ahead of the RICS Scotland ceremony on 23 April.
A UK grand final will be held later in September for those successfully nominated from each region – with property expert David Brooks Wilson leading a panel of guest judges to select those projects worthy of the top award.
Matthew Howell, RICS UK Managing Director 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.”
Chair of the award judging panel David Brooks Wilson said:
“The real estate sector is an important part of the economy, and this year’s shortlist shows the power of built environment professionals to make a positive impact on society and our communities.
“It features the breadth of work and contributions that our professionals and wider industry make and the difference this profession can make.”
The awards are divided into nine award categories to include the best examples of development in the commercial, education, healthcare, heritage, infrastructure, land & rural, leisure, residential and student accommodation sectors – with an overall winner also due to be announced.
RICS Social Impact Awards – Scotland Shortlist 2020
Project Region Categories
4 North Edinburgh Commercial
Aberdeen Art Gallery Aberdeen Heritage
Baird’s Close Two Edinburgh Student Accommodation
Bertha Park High School: A new
school for a new community 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 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:
Getting it right for student living Aberdeen Student Accommodation
Powell Hall & Whitehorn Hall St Andrews Student Accomodaton
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Glasgow Healthcare
Robroyston Railway Station Glasgow Infrastructure
Shawbridge Street Glasgow Residential
TECA-creating a world-class
events and leisure complex 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