Civic Trust Award
Reiach and Hall designed The Bridge for Scottish Water has been selected as a Civic Trust Award 2014 Regional Finalist.
The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to “recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. Awards are given to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, have demonstrated sustainability, are accessible to all users and have made a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community”.
The Bridge, will now move on for consideration at a National and International Level of the Awards. Winners will be announced at the 55th annual Civic Trust Awards at the beginning of 2014.
We are pleased to announce that Scottish Water, The Bridge, has picked up a Glasgow Institute of Architects Award in the Office, Commercial Design Award Category. It was noted that “The quality, diversity and geographical location of the Award submissions continues to inspire, delight and challenge the judges” - GIA President.
RIAS Andrew Doolan Award 2013 Special Mention
The Stirling Campus for Forth Valley College was given a Special Mention in the annual RIAS Andrew Doolan Awards Best Building in Scotland 2013. The Award was established in 2002 to help find and celebrate the best buildings in Scotland and is named in memory of its founder and patron, the inspired architect/developer Andy Doolan.
Best Modern Church
Reiach and Hall’s Kildrum Parish Church in Cumbernauld, built in 1965, has been shortlisted in a new architecture competition set to find the Top 10 Modern Churches in the UK.
The award, run by the National Churches Trust, the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the 20th Century Society has seen some 200 churches nominated by members of the public, churches and heritage organisations.
The 24 building shortlist will be judged by Sherry Bates [President of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association], Richard Carr-Archer [Trustee of the National Churches Trust], Catherine Croft [Director of the 20th Century Society], and Jonathan Glancey [writer and architecture critic].
CNC Starts on Site
Construction has begun on the new firing range and support building at Dounreay for DSRL (Dounreay Site Restoration Limited). On completion the project will provide a training facility for officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and will include a specialist designed 50m external shooting range, training and briefing room accommodation, washing and mess facilities and administrative offices. Completion is expected early in the New Year.
Maleny Gardens gets Planning Approval
Planning consent has been approved for a garden structure and seasonal work place for National Trust staff in the grounds of Maleny Botanical Gardens, visited by approximately 2000 visitors each year. The proposal has been designed as a focus and gathering point, whilst improving visitors arrival experience and connecting the garden structure with the garden without adversely impacting on views to the house. We have also explored ideas to restructure the planting between Maleny Hosue and the new structure to strengthen the edge of the garden.
Ardrossan Starts on Site
Work has started on site at Ardrossan Medical Centre for the Irvine Bay Regeneration Company. The project, currently at demolition and ground works stage, will refurbish and extend the existing Grade C listed former Police Station, to become a medical centre for local GP practice South Beach Surgery, providing clinical spaces such as consulting and treatment rooms as well as office accommodation for both the GP surgery and for community services such as district nursing and health visiting.
Work is due to complete in spring 2014.
National Performance Centre for Sport Win
Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to be part of the winning team to bring the Scotland’s National Performance Centre for Sport to Edinburgh. The £30 million multi-sport facility sited at Heriot Watt University's Riccarton campus will offer high-performance facilities for football, rugby, athletics, racquet sports, cricket and hockey, among others.
Nicola Sturgeon, deputy first minister, noted that it was a unanimous decision by the NCPS steering group to accept the Edinburgh bid, following a tough two stage competitive design and business planning process. The steering group were complementary of our bid presentation, noting that it was:
‘an inspiring vision which clearly demonstrated a positive commitment to developing high performance and a strong focus on partnership. I am confident they will deliver an iconic project, in a great setting, that takes Scottish sport onto a new level.’
The OGAS refurbishment for Forth Valley College Falkirk Campus is now complete. The refurbished areas of the existing college will provide new teaching facilities and form part of the new Oil and Gas Academy for Scotland (OGAS). The new accommodation includes state-of-the-art simulated learning areas, classrooms, workshops and a distillation room.
Work Starts on City of Glasgow College Campuses
Work is underway on Scotland’s largest college project to build two new campuses in central Glasgow. The £228m development will see Sir Robert McAlpine redevelop City of Glasgow College’s existing sites on both Cathedral Street and Thistle Street.
The Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium, led by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, includes FES, ARUP Scotland, Hulley and Kirkwood, Rankin Fraser and Graven Images.
The development will create a high quality sustainable learning environment for the college - formed in 2010 through a merger of Central College Glasgow, Glasgow Metropolitan College and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.
Cathedral Street project page
Riverside project page
Battle of Bannockburn Monuments
Words from the Bannockburn commemorative poem by Kathleen Jamie have been inscribed into the ring beam which crowns the iconic 1960s Rotunda monument at the heritage site. The carving completes the original idea for the monument which was intended to include an inscription when it was installed at the time of the 650th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Kathleen Jamie’s poem was selected through the combination of a public vote and deliberations of a judging panel to become a permanent feature of the Rotunda monument which marks the spot where King Robert the Bruce is said to have planted his standard.
Here lies our land: every airt
Beneath swift clouds, glad glints of sun,
Belonging to none but itself.
We are mere transients, who sing
Its westlin winds and fernie braes,
Northern lights and siller tides,
Small folk playing our part.
Come all ye, the country says,
You win me, who take me most to heart.
Reiach and Hall Architects alongside Mike Stoane Lighting and FotoMa have developed a pendant light for the new Battle of Bannockburn Visitors Centre. The circular frame and rotating blades of the pendent are made from copper anodised aluminium with a dark brown woven flex.
Battle of Bannockburn nearing completion
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitors Centre continues on site with the development of the external landscape and the beginnings of an interior fit-out, allowing the shop and servery to take position. The project, due to open to commemorate the Battle of Bannockburn's 700 year anniversary in 2014, will continue with a phase 2 for interpretation and exhibition facilities.
Lifestyle Photos : Aberdeen
As part of a lifestyle photography series, Reiach and Hall have revisited Aberdeen Sports Village with broad daylight.
Heriot Watt University : David Brewster Building
Reiach and Hall have recently completed work at the David Brewster Building, Research and Teaching Laboratory.
The project involved alterations to existing laboratory and storage areas occupying both the ground and second floor of the David Brewster Building, to form 2 no. new postgraduate Laser Research labs and ancillary support accommodation – creating open plan spaces to accommodate Optical Table bays.
Maggie’s continues on Site
Our Maggie’s Lanarkshire continues to progress on site with John Dennis Ltd. Construction work has moved above ground and the timber ceiling is being installed. Petersen bricks have arrived and work will start on the garden wall in the next few weeks.
Reiach and Hall Architects will collaborate with artist Steven Aalders and poet Tom Clark in the Maggie’s Lanarkshire project.
Steven Aalders has shown work in our sleeper gallery (www.slewe.nl / www.sleeper1.com) in 2013 and 2006. Tom has worked with Reiach and Hall on a number of project and his words have helped realise both of our proposals for Maggie’s, at Wishaw and at Monklands.
New Project : Meadowbank
Reiach and Hall Architects have been appointed, as part of a project team, to carry out a feasibility study to draw up plans for the future of Meadowbank Sports Centre and Stadium.
Meadowbank is currently home to an eight-lane, 400m athletics track and a velodrome adjacent to the site. The venue also contains indoor facilities including squash courts, two sports halls, dance studios, football hall and gym facilities.
Reiach and Hall are delighted to have been asked to help examine the options for enhancing these sporting facilities, understanding the important role that Meadowbank plays in the lives of thousands of people in the city and the significance of the venue to provide sports facilities in the East of Scotland.
Reiach and Hall announce six new senior associates - David Anderson, Claire Logan, Nick O'Neill, Libby Heathcote, Scott Masser and Nick Richardson.
Reiach and Hall also announce eight new associates – Kate Henning, Eck Johnston, Lee Steedman, David Alexander, Laura Kinnaird, Euan Revell, David Dalgleish and Grant Wood.
National Performance Centre for Sport
Reiach and Hall have submitted proposals for Edinburgh’s bid for the National Performance Centre for Sport.
The bid sees Heriot-Watt University working in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and would bring the NPCS to the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city. It features a Hampden replica pitch; an outdoor synthetic pitch; four outdoor natural football and two rugby pitches; nine court sports hall; a 3G indoor football pitch and a fitness suite; and world class facilities for sports science and medicine, all linked together by a spectacular sports promenade.
The design has been developed “around the athlete”, to provide sporting facilities and services that will have a positive impact on the preparation and development of athletes, coaches and volunteers.
New Project : Kilmartin
The Kilmartin House Trust has recently appointed Reiach and Hall Architects to design and deliver proposals for the redevelopment of the Kilmartin House Museum. The project will involve improving both the museum and its visitor facilities which are currently found within a collection of buildings to the west of Kilmartin.
Kilmartin Glen is a very special place. It has been the focus for burial, ritual, ceremony and the creation of art for over 5,000 years. The generations of people who have lived here have left a landscape full of cairns, standing stones and stone circles, and enigmatic rock carvings known as rock art. Kilmartin House Museum was established to protect, investigate and interpret this internationally important archaeological landscape and the artifacts that have been found there.
Heriot Watt University : John Muir Building
Reiach and Hall have completed a remodel of the laboratory space on the ground, first and second floors of The School of Life Sciences, Laboratory spaces.
The aim was to create multi-purpose research facilities accommodating a number of different research groups and MSC students. The users wished to achieve the maximum amount of lab bench space whilst addressing the requirement for different research groups to work as individual teams.
The numbers and sizes of these groups will vary over the years, so layouts had to be flexible enough to accommodate this. The areas of research include food science, brewing/distilling and micro-malting.
Brick Awards 2013 Shortlist
Our recently completed Scottish Water project, The Bridge, has been shortlisted in this year’s annual Brick Awards for the Best Commercial Building Award.
Now in their 37th year, the Brick Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick and are one of the longest established and most widely respected design awards in the UK.
Scottish Water is one of 6 shortlisted projects from across the UK
RIBA National Award for Forth Valley College Stirling Campus
Reiach and Hall Architects are thrilled to have been awarded an RIBA National Award for their Forth Valley College, Stirling Campus.
Celebrating architectural excellence in the UK, the RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award-winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country.
Stirling Campus for Forth Valley College is one of a 43 strong list of finalists which will be considered for the shortlist for this year’s coveted Stirling Prize.
RIAS Award for Forth Valley College Stirling Campus
Reiach and Hall Architects were delighted to collect an RIAS Award for their Stirling Campus for Forth Valley College at this year’s annual Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards ceremony.
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) announced 12 winners of their Regional awards representing the very best of Scottish Architecture. Judges praised our further education building in the ‘hope that those responsible for our public estate will see this exemplary project as a model for future public buildings’.
The Stirling Campus has already been recognised by experts in tertiary education as the best new college in Scotland. It will now move forward to be considered for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.
go edinburgh 2016
Reiach and Hall Architects are pleased to be working with Heriot-Watt University, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, in bidding to Sport Scotland to host the new National Performance Centre for Sport. The project will create a world class sporting facility that will have a positive impact on the preparation of Scottish athletes, readying them to compete successfully on the world stage.
If you would like to support the bid and help us win this world class sporting facility for Edinburgh, you can sign up on the Go Edinburgh website.
Scottish Design Awards 2013 Winners Announced
Reiach and Hall Architects were delighted to collect three awards at 2013 Scottish Design Awards which recognise design excellence amongst the Scottish Design and Architecture disciplines.
Forth Valley College's Alloa Campus and Stirling Campus collected the award for Education Project of the Year as well as the Architecture Grand Prix. Reiach and Hall Architects were awarded Architectural Practice of the Year.
Winning such awards takes years of hard work from everyone in the design and construction team and it is great recognition of the effort involved.
Especially pleasing for Reiach and Hall is the Architectural Practice of the Year Award which shows that there is real strength and depth across our staff and that our high standards are recognised by our peers.
Stirling project page _ Alloa project page
Up two places in the AJ100!
AJ100 has been announced and Reiach and Hall have moved up 2 places from last year, to number 94.
The Architects Journal's yearly survey covers fees, salaries, sectors and markets in UK architecture practices, creating a list of the top 100 that set the standards for other practices to follow. The AJ100 is measured by the number of qualified architects and reveals key findings in what has been another challenging year for the industry.
Christine Murray Editor of the Architect's Journal commented that:
"The last five years haven't been easy. Fees and margins have come under pressure. Undercutting has been a plague. The words design architect and delivery architect have not only crept into our vocabulary, they've become commonplace. But as a group, The AJ100 has proved resilient - although you range in size, from 19 to over 200 architects, together you are formidable, employing a total of 26,000 staff in the UK alone. You shape the British profession, and you have the critical mass to change it for the better."
Work begins on Maggie's Lanarkshire
Golfer Colin Montgomerie joined the team on site at Maggie’s Lanarkshire to take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new, purpose-built Centre which will offer support to people with cancer across the Lanarkshire area.
Colin, the founder of The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation (EMF), who works in partnership with Maggie’s said:
“I am absolutely delighted to know work is beginning on Maggie’s Lanarkshire and I am greatly looking forward to the building being opened to enhance the fabulous work that is on-going at the interim centre. With a much larger, purpose-built Centre many more people will be able to benefit from Maggie’s unique programme of support.”
Reiach and Hall are delighted to be moving this project forward which has been a real joy for the entire team to develop and craft. The construction phase is always an exciting time, allowing us all to realise the ambitions created with Maggie’s, and to provide a permanent home for the Centre at Monklands Hospital. We look forward to the months ahead and to the unveiling of the new building.
RIAS Awards 2013 Nominations
We are delighted to announce that our Forth Valley College Stirling Campus is one of only 25 projects selected from 75 entries to be shortlisted for the The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2013 Awards.
The judging panel this year includes RIAS President Elect Iain Connelly FRIAS, Dr Joyce Deans CBE PPRIAS, Lori McElroy MBE, Kathy Li of the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Roger Stephenson OBE, representing the Royal Institute of British Architects. A panel including Iain Connelly will visit Forth Valley College and the other shortlisted buildings before deciding which will receive awards.
Triple Success in Civic Trust Awards 2013
We are delighted that both the Alloa Campus and the Stirling Campus for Forth Valley College were honoured with a Civic Trust Award at the 2013 award ceremony. The Stirling Campus also received the Special Award for Scotland.
From 263 entries only 32 projects were given an Award this year, so it is even more of a tribute to the whole team to have been so successful. The Civic Trust Awards recognise the best in architectural design and the importance this has on the local community and environment.
Winning one of the seven special awards is an extra privilege and it proves that our Stirling Campus demonstrated outstanding credentials to the award panel.
Civic Trust Awards Managing Director, Malcolm Hankey, said:
“The Civic Trust Awards celebrate not only design excellence, but also the relationship between structures, places, the environment and communities. Winning projects have demonstrated architectural excellence whilst offering cultural, social or economic benefit to the local community.”
David Prichard, Chair of National Panel, said:
"In the higher education sector we were impressed with the campus planning and architecture in Forth Valley which seemed to highlight a different ethos in education building in Scotland."
Stirling project page
Alloa project page
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