Stonefield scoops prize at Borders awards

L-r: Henry Coyle, SBHA Director of Assets and Property Services; Simon Mountford, Chair of SBHA’s Board; Julia Mulloy, SBHA Chief Executive; Julie Slorach, Director at Camerons Architects, Michael Grieve, SBHA Board member; Nicola McIlwraith, SBHA Neighbourhood Services Manager.

We are delighted to announce that Stonefield in Hawick is a winner in the Borders Building Design Awards.

The Awards, which were presented at a ceremony at Marchmont House near Greenlaw last night, recognise examples of great design in the Borders area, and saw Stonefield come out on top in the ‘Placemaking and Regeneration’ category.

The Stonefield project has seen a major regeneration of the estate, and was carried out in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and other local RSLs, with SBHA as the main landlord. Part-funding was secured from Communities Scotland and the Regeneration Division of the Scottish Government.

The work included the creation of 44 energy-efficient new-build homes, as well as the refurbishment of 8 blocks of flats into desirable homes.

The judging panel visited each of the shortlisted projects, and were impressed by the way in which Stonefield married both new build and regeneration elements to create a great place to live.

They commented:

A real sense of place was established [at Stonefield], helped by a consistent approach to the design of the new housing which brings considerable interest to the project with some contemporary bespoke detailing. The impact of this scheme is much wider than the bricks and mortar of the buildings as it has created a strong community feeling and pride, expressed by individual owners adding their own contributions to their homes”.