Finalists prepare for Scottish Design Awards 2023

Finalists prepare for Scottish Design Awards 2023

Cromdale Square

The nominees who will battle for a coveted silver ruler at the Scottish Design Awards have now been revealed.

Culminating in a celebration of creativity on 29 June the Scottish Design Awards showcase the people, ideas and studios who amp up the spark of a great idea to shock and awe their peers.

Two judging panels ran the rule over nominees from across architecture and design to decide over two days of deliberations.

Among those looking to secure a win are CCG which has received nominations for four of its projects.

Cromdale Square was designed by Grant Murray Architects with HOOS Developments and delivered on behalf of Linthouse Housing Association.

The development comprises 49 homes built on the site of the former Drumoyne Primary School in Govan, Glasgow. The project is nominated in the Architecture: regeneration category and follows on from being announced as a finalist for both the Homes for Scotland Awards, taking place on 26/05/23, and the Scottish Home Awards which takes place in June.

Nominated in the same category is MAST Architects for Queen’s Quay. Forming part of the large-scale, mixed-use regeneration of the former John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank, the development was delivered by CCG on behalf of Loretto, a member of Wheatley Group, West Dunbartonshire Council, and Clydebank Housing Association and comprises 146 one, two, and three-bedroom flats for affordable rent.

Page\Park Architects are also finalists in the Architecture: Affordable Housing category for North Gate, a 31-home, 9-storey development delivered by CCG on behalf of New Gorbals Housing Association.

John Gilbert Architects are the final practice to be nominated for this year’s awards with 107 Niddrie Road, a project that comprised the retrofit of eight tenement flats designed to an EnerPhit standard of build on behalf of Southside Housing Association.

This project was supported by the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, and the housing association themselves and is also named a finalist in the Scottish Home Awards as well as winning a GIA Award in 2022.

The architecture judging panel was chaired by Heather Claridge, director of design, Architecture & Design Scotland; Alistair Scott, co-founder, Smith Scott Mullan Associates, Akiko Kobayashi, founder Akiko Kobayashi, Shelley McNulty, head of design, Manchester School of Art, Andy Summers, co-founder Architecture Fringe and John Glenday, publisher, Urban Realm.

Architecture judge Alistair Scott said: “Producing the level of projects that we saw takes a huge amount of skill and dedication, and as a practicing architect I know only too well the amount of time and effort that went into them - often by young, emerging designers.

“The future of Scottish design is bright, but I feel we don’t get nearly enough exposure internationally and events like these Awards should help to promote our skills to a wider audience and hopefully provide future opportunities.”

The full shortlist can be found here.

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