Six awards for University contribution to local architecture

The University has picked up no fewer than six awards for its commitment to the built environment of Aberdeen City and to creating world-class facilities for students and the local community.

The Aberdeen Society of Architects singled out the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare for the award for Best Building 2010 and additionally granted the best-in-class medical school and clinical training facility a Distinction.

The Aberdeen Dental School, also at Foresterhill, received a Commendation, and an Award was also made to the Aberdeen Sports Village.

The University’s work in restoring the Powis Gate and the King's College Crown Tower was also recognised with Awards.

Angus Donaldson, Director of Estates, said: “While we certainly don’t go seeking awards I am delighted on behalf of the University that these projects have been recognised in this way, and these awards are for everyone involved.  We take very seriously our responsibility for the conservation of our wonderful heritage – as  we do our commitment to creating world-class and environmentally sustainable facilities for our students, staff and local community.”