‘Tremendous opportunity’ for residential grand designs
across Argyll and Bute who have completed residential developments in the past three years, could be in line for a prestigious design award.
Recognising, promoting and celebrating examples of exceptional design quality, these are the third design awards organised by Argyll and Bute council.
It gives developers the opportunity to have their work endorsed and lauded by the region’s planning professionals.
Policy lead for Argyll and Bute council’s planning and regulatory services, councillor David Kinniburgh, encouraged designers across the region to enter, saying. ‘ These awards give people a tremendous opportunity to have their work professionally endorsed by the council’s planning team.
‘Our planning service works to support sustainable economic growth, making things happen and encouraging exceptional developments.
‘ These awards will celebrate great design and really raise awareness of what is exceptional. This is a wonderful chance to showcase the very best in sustainable design in Argyll and Bute.’
Open to anyone from within the region , from community groups to professional developers, the deadline for entries for the development awards is Wednesday, September 30.
A shortlist will be drawn up in October, with site visits from the judging panel expected later that month.
Winners and honourable mentions are set to be announced at an awards ceremony in January 2016.
There are four categories: small scale residential developments; larger scale housing projects; commercial, community, industrial (called non-residential) buildings; and refurbishments of existing buildings.
The 2015 awards will consider completed projects that have a Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Completion Certificate dated between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015.
Previous awards have highlighted high quality developments which combine innovative design with superb environmental performance, and have included projects across the area, from small islands to large mainland towns.