Parramatta House winner at Civic Awards

Pictured, from left, are the overall awards winners Sandy Munro, Lynda and Neil Paton, Neil Sutherland and Mike Beattie
Pictured, from left, are the overall awards winners Sandy Munro, Lynda and Neil Paton, Neil Sutherland and Mike Beattie

Architecture, design, craftsmanship and townscape were recognised at the biennial Montrose Society Civic Awards, held in the town last week.

The event this year, which was held at George Hotel Montrose on Thursday evening, was judged by an external judge.

Aberdeen award-winning architect Mike Beattie had some tough choices to make in selecting the award winners and overall winner from the many nominations submitted.

The results were as follows:-

New Build winners - The Adam Centre, Montrose; Ecclesgreig Gardens, St Cyrus; Greenside East Links; houses 2&3 Old Orchard, Kirkton of Craig; Parramata House, Hillside; Active Pharmaceuticals Building, GSK Montrose.

Renovations and Adaptions winners – NTS House of Dun Mausoleum; 28 Ferry Street flats; Pavilion Café; conservatory 16 Mount Road.

Public Realm and Townscape – Montrose Library Railings; Scurdy Ness navigation beacon; Montrose Tennis Club junior facilities.

Craftsmanship – Drystone walling at GSK Montrose; drystone walling and joiner works at Kirkton of Craig; garden pavilion slater work at Parramatta Hillside.

The Overall Winner was awarded to Parramatta House Hillside, architect Neil Sutherland MAKAR Ltd Inverness, clients Neil and Lynda Paton.

Additionally this year the retail shop fronts of the town were included in the event. This was judged by Tony Sutton, the former president of the Society.

Twelve shops were identified for commendation awards and may show distinctive yellow window emblems in their windows in recognition.

Some of the excellent architectural and design displays from the evening will be on show at Montrose Library over the next three weeks.

Speaking on the night of the awards, society president Sandy Munro said: “In many ways everyone in Montrose is a winner tonight, as everyone in the town benefits from the results of excellence in architecture, design and craftsmanship.”