Revival re­warded

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

The re­gen­er­a­tion of the for­mer Carnegie Li­brary in Coat­bridge has been recog­nised at the Scot­tish Awards for Qual­ity in Plan­ning.

The red sand­stone beaux arts-style build­ing won an award in the “place” cat­e­gory.

North La­nark­shire Coun­cil and Clyde Val­ley Hous­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (CVHA) worked to­gether to trans­form the build­ing with a devel­op­ment of 12 flats.

The award was pre­sented to CVHA by Kevin Ste­wart, min­is­ter for lo­cal govern­ment, hous­ing and plan­ning, at a cer­e­mony in Ed­in­burgh.

Coun­cil­lor Harry Cur­ran said: “Thanks to sym­pa­thetic de­sign and plan­ning, this his­toric build­ing has been trans­formed and given a new life as well as bring­ing new homes into the town cen­tre.

“I con­grat­u­late ev­ery­one in­volved in this ma­jor project on re­ceiv­ing this pres­ti­gious award and pro­vid­ing mod­ern, qual­ity homes for lo­cal peo­ple within the town cen­tre.”

Im­pressed Kevin Ste­wart vis­its the build­ing

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