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RIBA National Award

RIBA National Award

Reiach and Hall are delighted to have been awarded an RIBA National Award 2018 for Nucleus - The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick.

RIBA National Awards are the most rigorously judged awards for architectural excellence in the UK. A building that wins an RIBA National Award sets the standard for great architecture across the country.

A total of 49 National Awards were given out this year, with 3 of these awarded to Scottish Projects.

As a national awards winner the project will now be part of the longlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be announced in October.

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Reiach and Hall at the RSA

Reiach and Hall at the RSA

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to be included in the annual RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture 2018.

Two pieces of work are on display – Kilmartin Museum Redevelopment (left) and the Science Teaching Hub with The University of Aberdeen (right). Both projects are illustrated with a visualisation and a model image.

The RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is on show until Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Kilmartin project page

Science Hub project page

RIAS Awards Shortlist

RIAS Awards Shortlist

Two Reiach and Hall projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RIAS Awards. Oriam [Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre] and Nucleus [The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive]. In addition, Reiach and Hall are also featured on the shortlist with Historic Environments Scotland for the Engine Shed. These three projects are among 25 buildings shortlisted in the Scottish regional awards 2018. Shortlisted projects will be visited over the next month and winning projects will be announced in June. All shortlisted projects are eligible to win RIAS Awards, Special Category Awards, RIBA National Awards and RIBA Special Awards.

Nucleus project page

Oriam project page

Top Accolade for Nucleus

Top Accolade for Nucleus

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted that Nucleus – the Nuclear and Caithness Archive – has secured the highest accolade from the government’s records regulator.

Following a comprehensive assessment of all operational aspects of the £20m facility near Wick, the “Place of Deposit” (PoD) status was granted by The National Archives at Kew (TNA) and National Records of Scotland in December 2017. This means that Nucleus has met all the UK’s stringent criteria for the safeguarding, preserving and cataloguing of important public information on behalf of the government.

The new archive facility is one of the largest repositories outside London to be accredited by the TNA. Martin Robb, Programme Manager for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Information Governance Programme, which is responsible for records management, said:

“Our specialist contractor, Restore Ltd, has worked incredibly hard to secure Place of Deposit status and we’re extremely proud of their achievement.”

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Falkirk Starts on Site

Falkirk Starts on Site

Work has officially begun on Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk Campus, as Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Ann Somerville, cut the first section of turf at the Middlefield site on Friday 10 November 2017 – joined by FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson, Board Members, students, the design and the construction teams.

The new Falkirk College Campus will focus on training facilities for science and technology, engineering and healthcare – it is designed to provide innovative learning spaces throughout and will incorporate the latest teaching technology. The Campus will also include the College’s Centre of Excellence for Sport.

The new campus is set for completion in late 2019 and will complete the FVC’s ambitious estates programme which saw their £21 million Alloa Campus opened in 2011 and their £29 million Stirling Campus opened a year later – both designed by Reiach and Hall Architects.

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Sod Cutting Event

RIAS Awards

RIAS Awards

Reiach and Hall were thrilled to collect two RIAS Awards at this year’s Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards ceremony.

The Engine Shed (completed with Historic Environment Scotland) and our Nucleus building (The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick) were amongst the 12 award winners representing the very best current Scottish architecture.

The Judges praised both buildings in their citations, noting:

The Engine Shed - "The judges were unanimous in their view that this was an outstanding project. The re-use of the existing elements of the building together with the very subtle and well executed extensions demonstrated considerable skill."

Nucleus - "The judges unanimously felt that this was an impressive industrial building which created an ethereal and beautifully sculpted building. Security issues in the design of the landscape did not detract from the panel's view that this was an excellent building."

Both The Engine Shed and Nucleus will now move forward to be considered for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

Nucleus project page

Scottish Property Awards

Scottish Property Awards

The City of Glasgow College City Campus has been recognised in the annual Scottish Property Awards – receiving the award for Architectural Excellence [Public Building] and Development of the Year [Public Building].

The Scottish Property Awards is an independent program which celebrates excellence in commercial and public property in Scotland.

The City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus was completed in a joint venture between Reiach and Hall Architects and MLA.

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RIAS Shortlist Announced

RIAS Shortlist Announced

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to be included in the 2018 RIAS Awards shortlist with three projects being considered for an award this year. The projects include: Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre; Nucleus – The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick; and, with Historic Scotland, The Engine Shed, Stirling.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have announced a 25 strong shortlist for its 2018 awards (from 75 entries). Each of these projects will now be visited by the judging panel which includes: RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Stuart McKill, Senior Executive and Managing Director, Saint-Gobain, Jon Stevenson, Director of Wood for Good and Rachel Tennant Hon FRIAS, Landscape Institute Scotland.

Stewart Henderson, President of the RIAS, commented: 

“When shortlisting this year's entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”

Double Win for Nucleus - Nuclear and Caithness Archive Wick

Double Win for Nucleus - Nuclear and Caithness Archive Wick

Reiach and Hall were delighted to take part in the inaugural Architects Journal Awards at the end of 2017, and were thrilled to win not just one but two awards at the evening’s celebrations.

We had submitted our new ‘Nucleus’ building – an archive repository for the Nuclear and Caithness Archive – for Public Building of the Year and were delighted to win the award.

Nucleus was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award by Emily Booth. The judges commented: 

This is an exceptional piece of architecture materially, aesthetically and functionally: it’s made well, looks stunning and fulfils, indeed exceeds, its brief – effectively reimagining what an archive building can be in both form and function.”

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Kilmartin Museum Receives HLF

Kilmartin Museum Receives HLF

We are delighted to hear that our work with the Kilmartin Museum has received a £3.2m funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Having won the competition to be involved in the Kilmartin Redevelopment in 2013, we are pleased that the project has had support from HLF to help it move forward and realise a new era in the study of this important archaeological landscape.

Kilmartin Glen is remarkable for its rare alignment of culture, landscape and light. There is a unique quality to its orientation and layered complexity of landforms that collude to create a place apart, a sacred place. These qualities were recognised by ancient cultures whose enigmatic structures and rock drawings heighten the spiritual sense of this place. These ancient cultures left indelible marks.

The new museum is imagined as a vessel, a building that sensitively mediates between objects, people and the broader landscape. The building fulfils two basic needs: one is to simply support people while the other is to contain and display precious and fragile artefacts – safely, securely and beautifully.

Project page

RIBAJ Besties

RIBAJ Besties

Reiach and Hall were overwhelmed to be placed 2nd in the RIBA Journal’s ‘Best of the Best’ list of architectural practices. The feature from the April 2018 issue of the RIBA Journal the was titled ‘Besties’ and imagined that if industry prizes were a marker of success – then which architecture practices came out top? The RIBA Journal’s feature writer Isabelle Preist described Reiach and Hall as creating ‘deep and thoughtful architecture’ which is ‘perhaps re-aligning a British architecture culture’. We live in an era of ever-proliferating architecture and design awards and each year brings a fresh crop – some specialist, some generalist. We are delighted to feature on the RIBAJ’s list as part of their celebration of successful practices from across the UK.

R&H on BD AYA Shortlist

R&H on BD AYA Shortlist

Reiach and Hall Architects have been shortlisted in the 2018 BD Architect of the Year Awards (AYA), in the Retail & Leisure category.

BD AYA celebrate the best in architecture and are unique in recognising a body of work across different sectors, judged by a panel of industry experts.

Our submitted portfolio includes Oriam (Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre), the Inverclyde National Centre, our options for New Meadowbank Sports Centre and our work with the Million Seater Stadium.  

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 18th April at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel.

Oriam project page

Inverclyde project page

Meadowbank project page

Million Seater Stadium

Jack Copland Centre Hailed as ‘World Class’

Jack Copland Centre Hailed as ‘World Class’

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service welcomed inspectors from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), at the end of 2017, for a landmark inspection of their new facility, designed by Reiach and Hall Architects.

Originally known by R&H as ‘SNBTS’, the building is now named the Jack Copland Centre and is home to SNBTS’s headquarters and will be the largest blood processing, testing and research facility in Scotland. Once the building was completed, the Service was not permitted to process or store blood or blood components on site for patient use until authorised to do so by MHRA.

Inspecting the site for the first time, inspectors from MHRA measured the Centre’s operational compliance with relevant regulations, good manufacturing practices and licences previously granted. Most significantly, inspectors formally approved the Jack Copland Centre’s Blood Establishment Authorisation (BEA) and Wholesale Dealing Authorisation (WDA) which means that blood and blood components can now be processed and manufactured on site and plasma products can be stored and distributed.

During the inspection the MHRA team were extremely positive. The lead inspector told SNBTS staff that he had assessed several pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the world and that the Jack Copland Centre is one of the best he’d seen. Other inspectors commented on the enormity and complexity of the project undertaken and commended the blood transfusion service on the design of the ‘fantastic facility’.

Project page

RIBA National Award

RIBA National Award

Reiach and Hall are delighted to have been awarded an RIBA National Award 2018 for Nucleus - The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick.

RIBA National Awards are the most rigorously judged awards for architectural excellence in the UK. A building that wins an RIBA National Award sets the standard for great architecture across the country.

A total of 49 National Awards were given out this year, with 3 of these awarded to Scottish Projects.

As a national awards winner the project will now be part of the longlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be announced in October.

Project page

RIAS Awards

RIAS Awards

Reiach and Hall were thrilled to collect two RIAS Awards at this year’s Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards ceremony.

The Engine Shed (completed with Historic Environment Scotland) and our Nucleus building (The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick) were amongst the 12 award winners representing the very best current Scottish architecture.

The Judges praised both buildings in their citations, noting:

The Engine Shed - "The judges were unanimous in their view that this was an outstanding project. The re-use of the existing elements of the building together with the very subtle and well executed extensions demonstrated considerable skill."

Nucleus - "The judges unanimously felt that this was an impressive industrial building which created an ethereal and beautifully sculpted building. Security issues in the design of the landscape did not detract from the panel's view that this was an excellent building."

Both The Engine Shed and Nucleus will now move forward to be considered for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award.

Nucleus project page

Kilmartin Museum Receives HLF

Kilmartin Museum Receives HLF

We are delighted to hear that our work with the Kilmartin Museum has received a £3.2m funding boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Having won the competition to be involved in the Kilmartin Redevelopment in 2013, we are pleased that the project has had support from HLF to help it move forward and realise a new era in the study of this important archaeological landscape.

Kilmartin Glen is remarkable for its rare alignment of culture, landscape and light. There is a unique quality to its orientation and layered complexity of landforms that collude to create a place apart, a sacred place. These qualities were recognised by ancient cultures whose enigmatic structures and rock drawings heighten the spiritual sense of this place. These ancient cultures left indelible marks.

The new museum is imagined as a vessel, a building that sensitively mediates between objects, people and the broader landscape. The building fulfils two basic needs: one is to simply support people while the other is to contain and display precious and fragile artefacts – safely, securely and beautifully.

Project page

Reiach and Hall at the RSA

Reiach and Hall at the RSA

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to be included in the annual RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture 2018.

Two pieces of work are on display – Kilmartin Museum Redevelopment (left) and the Science Teaching Hub with The University of Aberdeen (right). Both projects are illustrated with a visualisation and a model image.

The RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture is on show until Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Kilmartin project page

Science Hub project page

Scottish Property Awards

Scottish Property Awards

The City of Glasgow College City Campus has been recognised in the annual Scottish Property Awards – receiving the award for Architectural Excellence [Public Building] and Development of the Year [Public Building].

The Scottish Property Awards is an independent program which celebrates excellence in commercial and public property in Scotland.

The City of Glasgow College Riverside Campus was completed in a joint venture between Reiach and Hall Architects and MLA.

Project page

RIBAJ Besties

RIBAJ Besties

Reiach and Hall were overwhelmed to be placed 2nd in the RIBA Journal’s ‘Best of the Best’ list of architectural practices. The feature from the April 2018 issue of the RIBA Journal the was titled ‘Besties’ and imagined that if industry prizes were a marker of success – then which architecture practices came out top? The RIBA Journal’s feature writer Isabelle Preist described Reiach and Hall as creating ‘deep and thoughtful architecture’ which is ‘perhaps re-aligning a British architecture culture’. We live in an era of ever-proliferating architecture and design awards and each year brings a fresh crop – some specialist, some generalist. We are delighted to feature on the RIBAJ’s list as part of their celebration of successful practices from across the UK.

RIAS Awards Shortlist

RIAS Awards Shortlist

Two Reiach and Hall projects have been shortlisted for this year’s RIAS Awards. Oriam [Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre] and Nucleus [The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive]. In addition, Reiach and Hall are also featured on the shortlist with Historic Environments Scotland for the Engine Shed. These three projects are among 25 buildings shortlisted in the Scottish regional awards 2018. Shortlisted projects will be visited over the next month and winning projects will be announced in June. All shortlisted projects are eligible to win RIAS Awards, Special Category Awards, RIBA National Awards and RIBA Special Awards.

Nucleus project page

Oriam project page

RIAS Shortlist Announced

RIAS Shortlist Announced

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted to be included in the 2018 RIAS Awards shortlist with three projects being considered for an award this year. The projects include: Oriam – Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre; Nucleus – The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Caithness Archive, Wick; and, with Historic Scotland, The Engine Shed, Stirling.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have announced a 25 strong shortlist for its 2018 awards (from 75 entries). Each of these projects will now be visited by the judging panel which includes: RIAS President, Stewart Henderson, Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Stuart McKill, Senior Executive and Managing Director, Saint-Gobain, Jon Stevenson, Director of Wood for Good and Rachel Tennant Hon FRIAS, Landscape Institute Scotland.

Stewart Henderson, President of the RIAS, commented: 

“When shortlisting this year's entries for awards the panel were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions. The quality of architecture being produced the length and breadth of the country is hugely impressive. Practices, large and small, continue to demonstrate the strength and purpose of the profession in Scotland.”

R&H on BD AYA Shortlist

R&H on BD AYA Shortlist

Reiach and Hall Architects have been shortlisted in the 2018 BD Architect of the Year Awards (AYA), in the Retail & Leisure category.

BD AYA celebrate the best in architecture and are unique in recognising a body of work across different sectors, judged by a panel of industry experts.

Our submitted portfolio includes Oriam (Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre), the Inverclyde National Centre, our options for New Meadowbank Sports Centre and our work with the Million Seater Stadium.  

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 18th April at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel.

Oriam project page

Inverclyde project page

Meadowbank project page

Million Seater Stadium

Top Accolade for Nucleus

Top Accolade for Nucleus

Reiach and Hall Architects are delighted that Nucleus – the Nuclear and Caithness Archive – has secured the highest accolade from the government’s records regulator.

Following a comprehensive assessment of all operational aspects of the £20m facility near Wick, the “Place of Deposit” (PoD) status was granted by The National Archives at Kew (TNA) and National Records of Scotland in December 2017. This means that Nucleus has met all the UK’s stringent criteria for the safeguarding, preserving and cataloguing of important public information on behalf of the government.

The new archive facility is one of the largest repositories outside London to be accredited by the TNA. Martin Robb, Programme Manager for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) Information Governance Programme, which is responsible for records management, said:

“Our specialist contractor, Restore Ltd, has worked incredibly hard to secure Place of Deposit status and we’re extremely proud of their achievement.”

Project page

Double Win for Nucleus - Nuclear and Caithness Archive Wick

Double Win for Nucleus - Nuclear and Caithness Archive Wick

Reiach and Hall were delighted to take part in the inaugural Architects Journal Awards at the end of 2017, and were thrilled to win not just one but two awards at the evening’s celebrations.

We had submitted our new ‘Nucleus’ building – an archive repository for the Nuclear and Caithness Archive – for Public Building of the Year and were delighted to win the award.

Nucleus was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award by Emily Booth. The judges commented: 

This is an exceptional piece of architecture materially, aesthetically and functionally: it’s made well, looks stunning and fulfils, indeed exceeds, its brief – effectively reimagining what an archive building can be in both form and function.”

Project page

Jack Copland Centre Hailed as ‘World Class’

Jack Copland Centre Hailed as ‘World Class’

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service welcomed inspectors from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), at the end of 2017, for a landmark inspection of their new facility, designed by Reiach and Hall Architects.

Originally known by R&H as ‘SNBTS’, the building is now named the Jack Copland Centre and is home to SNBTS’s headquarters and will be the largest blood processing, testing and research facility in Scotland. Once the building was completed, the Service was not permitted to process or store blood or blood components on site for patient use until authorised to do so by MHRA.

Inspecting the site for the first time, inspectors from MHRA measured the Centre’s operational compliance with relevant regulations, good manufacturing practices and licences previously granted. Most significantly, inspectors formally approved the Jack Copland Centre’s Blood Establishment Authorisation (BEA) and Wholesale Dealing Authorisation (WDA) which means that blood and blood components can now be processed and manufactured on site and plasma products can be stored and distributed.

During the inspection the MHRA team were extremely positive. The lead inspector told SNBTS staff that he had assessed several pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities around the world and that the Jack Copland Centre is one of the best he’d seen. Other inspectors commented on the enormity and complexity of the project undertaken and commended the blood transfusion service on the design of the ‘fantastic facility’.

Project page

Falkirk Starts on Site

Falkirk Starts on Site

Work has officially begun on Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk Campus, as Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Ann Somerville, cut the first section of turf at the Middlefield site on Friday 10 November 2017 – joined by FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson, Board Members, students, the design and the construction teams.

The new Falkirk College Campus will focus on training facilities for science and technology, engineering and healthcare – it is designed to provide innovative learning spaces throughout and will incorporate the latest teaching technology. The Campus will also include the College’s Centre of Excellence for Sport.

The new campus is set for completion in late 2019 and will complete the FVC’s ambitious estates programme which saw their £21 million Alloa Campus opened in 2011 and their £29 million Stirling Campus opened a year later – both designed by Reiach and Hall Architects.

Project page

Sod Cutting Event