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13 April 2018

Robertson Civil Engineering up for three RICS Awards

Robertson Civil Engineering up for three RICS Awards

We’re thrilled that our Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge projects have been nominated in three categories for the upcoming 2018 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards.

There's a spring in our step at Robertson HQ as we've been shortlisted for three renowned industry awards.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has nominated the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and Footbridge projects in Glasgow's East End in the Community Benefit, Design Through Innovation and Infrastructure categories for the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland.

This marks the first time a project led by Robertson Civil Engineering has been shortlisted for the coveted prizes.

The awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in Edinburgh on Thursday 19 April.

The £9.3 million regeneration project was delivered as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy and saw the former abandoned landfill site transformed into the 15-hectare Cuningar Woodland Park and footbridge connecting to the former athletes' village.

The footbridge was completed in a separate project on behalf of Clyde Gateway.

Robertson Civil Engineering developed the woodland park on behalf of Forest Enterprise Scotland in a project procured through Scape Group's National Major Works Framework – now superseded by Major Works Scotland, part of the (Scape) National Construction framework – and delivered by Robertson in partnership with Willmott Dixon.

Tony Fry, managing director of Robertson Civil Engineering, said: "We are immensely proud of the industry recognition for what has been a major infrastructure project for us at Cuningar Woodland Park and Footbridge.

"Not only has the project delivered valuable benefits for the local community, workforce and economy, but also to the environment and species native to the area.

"The success of the project demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions developed to meet the needs of the local area, helping shape the built environment and transforming communities for decades to come."

Chair of the RICS Awards 2018, Scotland judging panel, Colin Smith of Turely, said: "This year we have received some extremely diverse and outstanding projects from all over Scotland. Each and every project showcases the exceptional talent behind these buildings of our future.

"The variety of projects highlights the development that is happening right across our nation and I am confident 2018 will be a hotly contested year. I look forward to celebrating the successes of Scotland's exceptional talent and projects at this year's ceremony."

Each category winner will also be eligible for the acclaimed 'Project of the Year' title, awarded to the scheme that demonstrates outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area.