Councillor Ellen Morton, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Infrastructure, said:
“It was a real achievement to be shortlisted for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for 2016.
“The revitalised town centre designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, with its innovative Outdoor Museum in Colquhoun Square, was certainly worthy of inclusion. Many people, including local busineses and residents deserve the recognition for making this project happen and be such a success.
“Accolades like this are a real vote of confidence in the Council’s work.”
The Council’s regeneration of Helensburgh’s Town Centre has already won three other awards – including a Scottish Design Award. The Saunders Centre on Glasgow was judged the winner of the Doolan Award from a strong national shortlist of 11.
Completed in 2015, the bold project was undertaken to improve economic activity and enhance the visitor experience in the town using attractive and flexible public space. It can also support community events, festivals and markets.