Anderson Bell + Christie celebrates CIH Scotland Award
Glasgow-based architecture practice Anderson Bell + Christie has been awarded a CIH Scotland Award in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council for a recently completed housing project at Sighthill.
The architect, located on Great Western Road, received the ‘Excellence in Regeneration and Sustainability’ Award at the 2023 Housing Scotland Awards on 27th October.
The development provides 184 new homes in the west of Edinburgh and features a range of house sizes and types, creating a fully balanced and inclusive community.
Senior architect Eoin Kavanagh who led the regeneration project at Edinburgh’s Sighthill worked alongside the City of Edinburgh Council and the rest of the team at Anderson Bell + Christie to complete the project over a number of years.
The site of the new development was previously occupied by high-rise flats. The new housing now addresses the previous lack of good quality, accessible routes to and within the area by providing attractive, safe pedestrian routes to Sighthill Park and the adjacent Napier University campus.
Jonathan McQuillan, director at Anderson Bell + Christie, said: “This is a brilliant achievement for Eoin and the extended team who have spent a lot of time with The City of Edinburgh Council bringing this project to life.
“The design process for this project was based on a masterplan and design guide resulting in a neighbourhood with a ‘sense of place’ – a coherent and consistent character with attractive streets and greenspaces.
“We’re proud to share that it has improved the housing choices available and provides accessible homes across Sighthill as well as them being energy efficient which will help reduce fuel poverty and minimize carbon emissions in the area.”
He concluded: “This is a prestigious accolade in our industry, so we’re thrilled to have won the ‘Excellence in Regeneration and Sustainability’ award 2023 with City of Edinburgh Council.”