Scots duo recognised by UK ‘brownfield land regeneration’ awards

TWO Scots entries have been recognised by UK awards celebrating imaginative uses of ‘brownfield’ plots of land – land previously developed but no longer in use.

The 18th ‘Brownfield Awards’ – run by the Brownfield & Regeneration Network – has named the redevelopment of land in West Lothian and a nationwide ‘vacant and derelict land’ initiative among its winners.

The West Lothian scheme – in Winchburgh (pictured) – took the title, Best Sustainable Brownfield/Urban Regeneration/Infrastructure Scheme.

Meanwhile, the ‘Vacant and Derelict Land Community-led Regeneration’ project, being run by the Scottish Land Commission and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), took not one, nor two, but three titles: Best Public Engagement and Participation of a Brownfield Activity, Best Public Sector/Not for Profit Brownfield Project, and The Judges’ Choice Award.

Says an announcement from the Winchburgh scheme, here: “Winchburgh Developments Ltd’s large-scale, sustainable development is one of the UK’s most exciting placemaking projects, providing 3,800 new homes across the private and social rented sectors, improved transport links, employment opportunities, state-of-the-art schools, and new outdoor spaces.”

Picture credit: Gary Baker Photography

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