Search to find Scotland’s standout community property projects

The Caithness-Moray Electricity Network Reinforcement project

The search is on to find Scotland’s standout built projects which are having a significant positive impact on their local communities following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2019, Scotland.

The annual RICS Awards celebrate the country’s top property projects which provide real value to the communities they serve, making them a better place to live, study, work or visit. The eight categories include Building Conservation, Residential, Commercial property and Infrastructure, and there’s an overall esteemed Project of the Year title, awarded to the development that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.

Caithness-Moray electricity network reinforcement took the overall, esteemed Project of the Year title at year’s RICS Awards, Scotland and it will now compete against other regional winners at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November in London for the chance to be crowned the 2018 UK Project of the Year.

Each category award winner is also automatically entered into the national RICS Awards Grand Final to compete against other regional winners for a chance to gain the national accolade in their respective category.

Category winners from the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland - which will now compete for national awards in November:

  • Building Conservation – St. Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh

  • Commercial- Scottish Power House, Glasgow
  • Community Benefit- Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Dunfermline
  • Design through Innovation- Appleton Tower, Edinburgh
  • Infrastructure- Caithness-Moray Electricity Network Reinforcement

  • Regeneration– Marischal Square, Aberdeen
  • Residential- Countesswells, Aberdeen
  • Tourism & Leisure- Falls of Shin, Lairg

  • RICS regional director Scotland, Gail Hunter, said: “The properties we live in, and the buildings we visit or work and study in, can have a real impact on our wellbeing and output or productivity, and that’s what stands the RICS Awards out as they celebrate the built projects – regardless of budget or size – that are making a real difference to people’s lives.

    “Scotland boasts some of the very best skilled property professionals, and these awards also celebrate the collaboration of talented professionals and the teams that have delivered world-class built developments that are not only having a positive impact on their local communities, but often the wider economy by attracting visitors and investment to Scotland.”

    The RICS Awards 2019, Scotland are now open to enter until 25 January 2019. For more information and to nominate a project visit

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