Latest Recognition for Archial

The Archial Architects-designed Pollok Civic Realm has added to its burgeoning list of awards with a commendation in the community benefit category of the RICS Scotland Awards 2010.

Prior to its opening last May, the £6.7 million Pollok Civic Realm, was already shortlisted for a Best Regeneration Project at the Scottish Design Awards 2009 and, the day after it was officially opened by Nicola Sturgeon, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, it won a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Regional Award.

Then, earlier this year, Pollok Civic Realm received National Panel Special Recognition at the Civic Trust Awards, given to projects that are culturally, socially or economically beneficial, and make an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment.

Built between the newly expanded Pollok Health Centre and the Pollok Leisure Centre, Pollok Civic Realm is Glasgow’s first facility with truly integrated health and social work and leisure facilities. Forming part of the overall Pollok Town Centre regeneration, it houses a café, library, museum, child-care facilities and other specialist social and healthcare related services.

Russell Baxter of Archial Architects is delighted with this latest recognition for the building. He said,

“Accolades are of course always welcome, but I believe that the real measure of success for Pollok Civic Realm is the fact that it’s design has brought together all the aspects of community life under one roof.

“That’s why I’m so pleased that this latest award is for the community benefit category as the feedback we have received from the client suggests that our design has genuinely been of significant benefit to the community by encouraging locals to make more use of their civic amenities.”


For further information please contact:

Russell Baxter T: 0141 204 6500

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Date 30 April 2010

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