Montrose Society seeks nominations for Civic Awards

The overall winner in 2014 was as a new office - the base of Account Tax Ltd - designed by Kerry Smith Architects
The overall winner in 2014 was as a new office - the base of Account Tax Ltd - designed by Kerry Smith Architects

The Montrose Society is inviting nominations for its biennial Civic Awards which will be made at an evening reception at the George Hotel on May 5.

The awards recognise excellence in architecture, design and craftsmanship.

The external judge will be the respected award-winning Aberdeen architect Mike Beattie.

This year the category of shop fronts is being re-introduced.

The sought-after awards are given in the following categories - new buildings, renovations and extensions, commercial and industrial, public realm and townscape, craftsmanship and apprenticeship, and shop fronts.

There is also an overall winner’s award.

The projects should lie within a five-mile radius of the town.

At the last awards in 2014, the overall winner was a new office - the base of Account Tax Ltd - and flat building on Traill Drive, which nestles in between existing golf club buildings at the Links. This was commissioned by local accountant Nick Bradford, designed by Montrose firm Kerry Smith Architects and built by local contractors Pert-Bruce Construction.

Anyone can make a nomination – architects, builders, designers, clients, developers or appreciative members of the public.

Anyone who has identified a building or project which they would like to nominate is asked to contact the Society’s President, Sandy Munro at sandymunro57@hotmail.com or the Vice-President, Raymond Sutton at raymondsutton1@btconnect.com.

Nominations should be made before Thursday, April 7.

There is always a lot of interest in this awards scheme and the organisers are hoping for a good response this year.