The Friends of Glasgow West’s first awards for best recent contribution to enhancing the built environment of the West End, were presented at a formal Dinner on 22 November 2012. This event took place in the atmospheric Debating Chamber of Glasgow University Union, in front of an audience of over 80 people.

FGW believes it essential to celebrate and raise awareness of good practice, and it’s heartening to find so many others who share our values.


GOLD AWARD

J J Burnet’s Gartnavel Hospital Chapel

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust’s sensitive conversion and restoration project, for the new headquarters of Cancer Support Scotland, the “Calman Centre”.
David Miller, of Austin Smith Lord Architects
Read the article which appeared in the Evening Times.

SILVER AWARD

O Street Design Studio

For re-creation and adaptation of their traditional shop front in Bank Street.



BRONZE AWARD

St Silas Church

For their striking new church halls, imaginatively complementing John Honeyman’s 1864 church

Craig Govan, of McLean Architects


COMMUNITY AWARD

Otago Lane Community Association

For their longrunning campaign to protect this quirky corner of the West End.
Martin Fell and Iain Steel


A FURTHER 6 PROJECTS WERE SHORTLISTED:

Jordana

Success in regenerating the spirit of the original shopfront in Great Western Road.




Wolfson Medical Building

A striking use of Glasgow University’s gushet site in University Avenue.
Lyle Chrystie, of Reiach and Hall



Crown Circus

Restoration of James Thomson’s exceptionally elegant 1858 composition.
Malcolm Mitchell, of Page\Park Architects



Hillhead Primary School

Distinctively contemporary but sympathetic in scale and material to its older neighbours.  Craig Tait, of J M Architects



JoJo Maman Bebe

Stylish recreation of their Edwardian shopfront.




Botanic Gardens Tearoom

New life for the Curators House (Charles Wilson, 1840).
Glasgow City Council Architects