ECCI Wins RICS Building Conservation Award

25 April 2014

ECCI's new building at High School Yards has won the coveted Building Conservation Award at the RICS Scotland Awards 2014.

Held at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 April, the RICS annual awards celebrate inspirational initiatives in the land, property and construction sectors. 

Laura Hall MRICS, Chair of the RICS Scotland judging panel, lauded the designers “sensitive approach to conservation” before describing the improved building as “a world class facility.”

Sponsors of the award Wise Property Care also commended the winners for completing "such a progressive project."

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation will now be representing Scotland at the UK RICS Awards Grand Final on October 17 at the Savoy Hotel in London.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the building was awarded Building of the Year in the Edinburgh Architectural Awards. ECCI is expected to learn very soon whether it will be awarded the top green building accolade by BREEAM to become the first historic building ever to receive an Outstanding rating construction phase.

Knockando Woolmill received the overall Project of the Year Award. The historic wool mill, situated in the Spey Valley, fought of competition from almost 50 of the country’s most impressive built environment projects to win the Project of the Year title, which is presented to the scheme demonstrating overall outstanding best practice.

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