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We’re shortlisted for two RICS Awards

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We’re shortlisted for two RICS Awards

Not one but two of our recently completed projects have been Shortlisted for RICS awards – The Thomas Graham Library in the Community Benefit Category, and Bridge Street Depot within the Public Sector Category.

The Thomas Graham Library

This project was entirely driven and funded by the community, and was one of the largest non-equity community fund-raising exercises in Scotland to date. A total of £1,000,000 finance was secured by the local community.

Fleming, on behalf of Strathblane Community Development Trust (SCDT) embarked on a major project to create a new community library to replace the village’s library facility, which had operated from a 40 year old 124m2  temporary building. Despite its size, age and limited opening hours, Strathblane Library is one of the council’s busiest rural libraries.

The new facilities provide a modern library and community space, developed to be highly sustainable making use of a glulam and timber frame structure and designed to maximise the natural surroundings.

This project, a partnership between SCDT and Stirling Council represents the first community-council partnership to deliver library services in Scotland: a blend of charitable and donor finance, community enterprise and local authority expertise.

Design team

  • Quantity Surveyor: 3C Construction Cost Consultants Ltd
  • Architect: Thomas Robinson Architects
  • Services Engineer: Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates
  • Principal Designer: Thomas Robinson Architects

Bridge Street Depot

Fleming have created a ground-breaking new building for South Ayrshire Council that will set a new standard in energy performance.

This new building replaces the previous accommodation and serves as the central hub for Grounds Maintenance, Waste Management, and Golf operations staff, offering state of the art welfare facilities, offices, and meeting rooms.

Significant effort was made in adopting a fabric-first approach, rooted in passivhaus principles, to meet stringent low energy requirements. The building design, including its integrated systems, is projected to save eight tonnes of CO2 each year, the equivalent of planting 1572 trees with a ‘carbon neutral’ EPC rating (better than A+) with -2.19Kg CO2 per m2 per year

Design team

  • Quantity Surveyor: Storrier & Donaldson
  • Architect: South Ayrshire Council
  • Services Engineer: Innovated Design Solutions
  • Structural Engineer: FLN Consulting Engineers
  • Principal Designer: South Ayrshire Council

Summary

We’re delighted to have the innovation and hard work of the teams on these projects recognised in such a prestigious way, with fellow shortlisted projects being of incredibly high standard.

Regional finals will take place May-June this year, with winners being invited to a national grand final ceremony in October 2024.

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