Inverness Shortlisted for RIAS Award
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced the 14 buildings in contention for its annual honours and we are delighted that our Inverness Justice Centre for the Scottish Courts has been selected as a Finalist.
The judges have recognised that:
"Most of this year’s shortlisted buildings were delivered during the Covid-19 pandemic and are a testament to the resilience of their architects, clients and construction teams in the face of extraordinary social and economic uncertainty… Delivering outstanding architecture which pushes briefs, boundaries and the systems we work within is not easy – and I am full of admiration for the teams who delivered this fantastic shortlist in the face of such extraordinary challenges."
The Inverness Justice Centre is a new building for Scottish Courts and Tribunals comprising six courts with ancillary accommodation. Scottish Courts are the major user with a number of justice partners also accessing the facility. These include Citizens Advice Scotland, Women’s Aid, the Criminal Justice Team, Victim Support and the local authority social services teams.
The scheme communicates an appropriate level of gravitas, and reflects the spirit of openness and transparency required by the various user agencies.
Project Team: Reiach and Hall Architects, Robertson Group, Arup, horner+maclennan, Currie & Brown, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.