The recently completed NESPT project at 49 to 53 Bridge Street in Banff has been short-listed as a finalist in the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA).  

Run by Aberdeenshire Council’s Build Heritage team, the 12th biennial awards have this year gone digital in response to COVID-19. The NESPT project has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Conservation and building adaption’, which focuses on the re-use of existing building stock, bringing new life into the property whilst retaining its character and interest.

NESPT appointed a consultant team led by LDN Architects, who applied conservation principles throughout the design process and brought the derelict, Category B listed building in Banff town centre back into productive use as the Silversmith’s Quarters, accommodation for trainee silversmiths and other visitors to Banff.  The NESPT will lease the three small townhouses to Vanilla Ink, operators of The Smiddy, also on Bridge Street, Banff, who will manage the letting of the accommodation.

The project was made possible thanks to grand funding from North Aberdeenshire LEADER, Aberdeenshire Council’s Regeneration Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland (via the Bridge Street CARS), the Architectural Heritage Fund, and the Pilgrim Trust.

Further information about the Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards can be found here.