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RICS Award for Great Tapestry of Scotland Centre

RICS Award for Great Tapestry of Scotland Centre

The team behind the design and build of the Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels is celebrating another accolade after winning the RICS Scotland Award for best public building.

The building, designed by Page\Park Architect and built by Ogilvie Construction, consists of gallery spaces, a visitor centre, café, workshop area and offices. The front of the neighbouring B listed post office was refurbished to accommodate staff and studio space.

Colin Smith MRICS, chair of the judging panel, said: “These winning projects are a true testament to the hard work of property professionals in Scotland. The pandemic has led to the industry facing much uncertainty and challenging conditions, but we were delighted, and very proud to see such innovative building projects appearing across our cities and towns.”

Earlier this year, the building won the Design Award for New Build (Commercial) in the Scottish Borders Design Awards. The visitor centre has also received the highest 5-star rating for visitor experience by Visit Scotland, which reflects an ‘exceptional customer experience.’

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a unique project to stitch the entire story of Scotland from pre-history to modern times and through its artistry and visual storytelling, making Scotland’s history, heritage and culture accessible to all.

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