Local projects make RICS shortlist

Faith Schools Joint Campus in Newton Mearns, mominated for a RICS Award in the  Infrastructure Category.
Faith Schools Joint Campus in Newton Mearns, mominated for a RICS Award in the Infrastructure Category.

Two property projects from the Southside are set to go against some of the country’s best in this year’s RICS Awards.

The awards which are known as the property Oscars, highlight the great talent involved for shaping Scotland’s built environment.

In the Infrastructure category, Faith School’s Joint Campus is up against nominations from Glasgow and Perth.

In what is considered to be a world-first, The £13.8m campus in Newton Mearns, brings together two purpose-built denominational primary schools with nursery provision.

Nominated in the Community benefit Category is Arthurlie Family Centre in Barrhead. The £4.5M Centre which is designed to be an innovative community hub, that brings together early years services under one roof at the heart of the Auchenback community.

The Centre will go head to head with two other nominations from Glasgow.

The category winners will then go forth for the acclaimed Project of the Year title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.

Colin Smith, chair of the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland judging panel, said: “This year we have received some extremely diverse and outstanding projects from all over Scotland.

“Each and every project showcases the exceptional talent behind these buildings of our future. The variety of projects highlights the development that is happening right across our nation and I am confident 2018 will be a hotly contested year.

“I look forward to celebrating the successes of Scotland’s exceptional talent and projects at this year’s ceremony in April.”

The winners will be annouced at the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland ceremony on April 19 in Edinburgh.

For more information and the full list of nominees, visit www.rics.org/scotawards.