Five projects from Scotland have been shortlisted for the annual Civic Trust Awards, which take place on 12th March at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, hosted by the organisation’s Patrons; architect and TV Presenter George Clarke (Channel 4 – The Home Show) will present the Awards with the keynote speech delivered by Chris Wilkinson OBE RA, founder of Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The awards are given to projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.
George Clarke said: "I am delighted to be presenting this years Civic Trust Awards which aim to recognise excellence in design whilst having a positive impact on local communities they serve. From cafés to churches, housing to hospitals, public realm to public art, the Civic Trust Awards offer an opportunity for community focussed built environment success to be celebrated on a truly national level."
The five projects from Scotland to make the shortlist are:
• Carrochan, Loch Lomond and the Trosachs National Park Authority HQ, Balloch, Scotland
• Fraser Building, Glasgow
• Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
• New Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
• Potterrow Development for the University of Edinburgh
In addition to the five projects shortlisted for an Award or Commendation, Pollok Civic Realm in Glasgow has received special recognition from the Civic Trust Awards National Panel as a strong community initiative and for the positive impact it has had on the people it serves.
Amongst the successful entrants from Scotland last year were the Titan Crane at Clydebank and St Andrews Square Edinburgh.
There are a number of sponsored Special Awards for 2010 which will also be presented at the event: These include:
• The Special Award for Scotland sponsored by Glasgow City Council, City of Edinburgh Council and Falkirk Council.
• The Inclusive Design Award sponsored by Bristan
• The Special Award for East Midlands sponsored by East Midlands Development Agency
The Civic Trust Awards is will also present a new Special Award for 2010 - a memorial to former Director of the Civic Trust, Michael Middleton CBE who sadly passed away in August last year, aged 91.
The Award will be presented to a conservation project or new build within a conservation area, selected by the National Panel from this year’s group of Award winning schemes.
Further Special Awards will also be presented to projects which have demonstrated outstanding credentials in Sustainability, Community Engagement and Restoration.
To view the full shortlist, or to book tickets for the Civic Trust Awards Ceremony please visit www.civictrustawards.org.uk
A full shortlist can be downloaded from the Civic Trust Awards website www.civictrustawards.org.uk
The Civic Trust Awards will recognise each of the projects on the shortlist by presenting them with either and Award or Commendation:
Awards - are given to projects that are of benefit culturally, socially or economically whilst making an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Winners of Civic Trust Awards receive a certificate and a plaque for permanent display on the award-winning site.
Commendations - are given to projects that are of benefit culturally, socially or economically whilst making a valuable contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment. Winners receive a certificate.
All entries achieving Award standard are automatically considered for a particular Sponsored Award if they are strong in that particular area