Lews Castle in Stornoway picks up 2016 Scottish RICS Award.
BELFAST, 19-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The most dramatic and visible listed building in the Nan-Eilean Siar (the Outer Hebrides), Lews Castle, picked up a 2016 RICS award for ‘Building Conservation’ at the recent Scottish awards ceremony held in Edinburgh.
The awards, which celebrate inspirational initiatives across the built environment, allowed professionals from the Scottish property, land and construction sector to gather together to showcase the best projects, talent, investment and collaborative working throughout the country.
The judges commented:
The dramatic but decaying Lews Castle has been transformed into a centre for island culture, through the restoration of the historic castle and the addition of a complementary new museum and archive wing.
This project is an embodiment of heritage and modernity coming together in vibrant new uses to bring life to building, landscape and community.
This prestigious win for the Stornoway Castle now grants the project with automatic entry to the National RICS Awards Grand Final in London, due to take place later this year. The project has also been successfully shortlisted for the 2016 Construction News Awards in the category of ‘Projects up to £10m’, the results of which will be revealed in July.
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