Bridgegate is Best of the Best

Already a successful award winner, the Bridgegate Public Realm has been selected to be included in the Best of the Best exhibition, celebrating architecture in Scotland.

As part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 the Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) has coordinated the Best of the Best exhibition showcasing award winning projects from the past five years that have been nominated from our exhibition partner organisations, who are: The Scottish Civic Trust, The Scottish Ecological Design Association, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, The Saltire Society, the SURF awards, The Landscape Institute Scotland place making competition and the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning representing a mix of disciplines and student work. The exhibition is sponsored by the Forestry Commission Scotland and the exhibition tour is sponsored by Enterprise Car Club.


The Best of the Best exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to see 5 years of winning from across the built environment disciplines, the exhibition will tour to approximately 20 venues across Scotland from June to November 2016. 

Since it was completed in November 2013, the Bridgegate Public Realm project has won a series of awards:

  • BALI National Landscape Award awarded to Land Engineering for the redevelopment of the Bridgegate in Irvine.
  • Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year in the Scottish Property Awards.
  • Shortlisted for the Royal Town Planning Institute Award for Excellence in planning and design for the public realm – open to projects from throughout the UK
  • Shortlisted for the Scottish Design Awards in the Architecture, Public Realm and Landscaping category.

Commenting on the recent recognition, Patrick Wiggins CEO at Irvine Bay said, "The Bridgegate Public Realm project has attracted a high degree of interest because of the quality of the planning and the effective and imaginative implementation. We are delighted to see the project touring as part of the Best of the Best exhibition."