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Fraser reveals Saltire Awards shortlist

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August 30 2011

Fraser reveals Saltire Awards shortlist
Malcolm Fraser, guest chairman of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards, has unveiled his take on this year’s top additions to Scotland’s housing stock.

Almost half of this year’s crop of entries stem from affordable housing or regeneration initiatives – reflecting the Society’s inclusive aims.

Speaking of the  “Given the difficult times we are in I’m encouraged to see that, alongside all the initiatives and good-practice partnerships we see ongoing, good, simple, people-focussed architecture adds real value to homes and communities.”

Amongst the schemes up for contention this year are the Botany from Elder & Cannon architects (pictured). It is the first phase of a wider regeneration of the Maryhill Locks area of Glasgow. Image copyright Andrew Lee.

Winning schemes will be announced by Alex Neil MSP, cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment, in Edinburgh on November 23rd.
Archial’s Lochgarry conversion at Cleveden Road is a contender
Archial’s Lochgarry conversion at Cleveden Road is a contender
Austin Smith lords Hill Street housing development is vying for contention in the large scale housing category
Austin Smith lords Hill Street housing development is vying for contention in the large scale housing category

Bath Street Window, Edinburgh by Konishi Gaffney Architects
Bath Street Window, Edinburgh by Konishi Gaffney Architects
Craignish, Lochgilpead by Cameron Webster Architects has been rated as one of Scotland’s best new build private dwellings
Craignish, Lochgilpead by Cameron Webster Architects has been rated as one of Scotland’s best new build private dwellings

HLM’s Passive Haus terrace is one of two contenders to hail from last years housing expo in Inverness
HLM’s Passive Haus terrace is one of two contenders to hail from last years housing expo in Inverness
Lochgarry is up against WT Architecture’s White House, Coll (image taken by Andrew Lee)
Lochgarry is up against WT Architecture’s White House, Coll (image taken by Andrew Lee)

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