19 APR 2018
Over 25 of Scotland’s most impressive and community beneficial building projects battled it out for top honours at the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland, where the Caithness-Moray electricity network reinforcement took the overall, esteemed Scotland Project of the Year title.
The highly acclaimed Scotland Project of the Year accolade is presented to the category winner that demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.
The project, which has energised the initial section of the £1.1bn Caithness-Moray transmission link, won the Infrastructure category award before being named the overall Scotland Project of the Year.
“The network reinforcement highlights the importance of a long-term investment commitment to energy production and its transmission from the connection of remote wind farms in Caithness along the sea bed to the north-east corner of Scotland. This highly technical project required a significant degree of logistical planning, project management, safety procedures and engagement with the local community. This project is a leading exemplar for the need and benefits of investing in Scotland’s infrastructure,” said Colin Smith MRICS, head judge of the RICS Awards in Scotland.
Other category winners include Scottish Power House, Glasgow, in the Commercial category and Marischal Square, Aberdeen, which took the accolade for Regeneration.
All category winners will go on to compete against regional winners from across the UK at the national RICS Awards Grand Final on 2 November 2018 in London, for the chance to be crowned the overall UK winner in their respective category.