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Work Starts on the New Inverness Justice Centre

Work Starts on the New Inverness Justice Centre

Reiach and Hall’s design for the first purpose built Justice Centre in Inverness has started on site - working with Robertson North - the new Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) building is expected to be completed in 2019.

At the ground breaking ceremony, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: 

"Today brings us a step closer to providing new facilities to deliver a truly 21st Century service. 

"Scottish government funding of £30m has made the project possible, reflecting our commitment to deliver a justice system that is accessible, modern and fit-for-purpose.

"The new Inverness Justice Centre will give the people of the Highlands access to modern facilities and support all in the same place, which will have a positive impact on local communities."

Eric McQueen, SCTS chief executive also said: 

"Inverness Justice Centre is in a unique opportunity to bring organisations together, focusing where practical on problem-solving approaches to reduce reoffending and increase the opportunity for community sentencing. 

"The centre will represent the changing face of justice by including facilities and technology to remove the need for children to appear in person court and to support the development of digital case management for summary crime in the future."

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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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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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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’.

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Work Starts on the New Inverness Justice Centre

Work Starts on the New Inverness Justice Centre

Reiach and Hall’s design for the first purpose built Justice Centre in Inverness has started on site - working with Robertson North - the new Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) building is expected to be completed in 2019.

At the ground breaking ceremony, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: 

"Today brings us a step closer to providing new facilities to deliver a truly 21st Century service. 

"Scottish government funding of £30m has made the project possible, reflecting our commitment to deliver a justice system that is accessible, modern and fit-for-purpose.

"The new Inverness Justice Centre will give the people of the Highlands access to modern facilities and support all in the same place, which will have a positive impact on local communities."

Eric McQueen, SCTS chief executive also said: 

"Inverness Justice Centre is in a unique opportunity to bring organisations together, focusing where practical on problem-solving approaches to reduce reoffending and increase the opportunity for community sentencing. 

"The centre will represent the changing face of justice by including facilities and technology to remove the need for children to appear in person court and to support the development of digital case management for summary crime in the future."

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