PBA makes award-winning engineering design a reality in Scotland


PBA makes award-winning engineering design a reality in Scotland

16 June 2017

GLASGOW – PBA consultants in Scotland have collaborated with a leading architectural firm to deliver an award-winning residential property.

The property, ‘Newhouse of Auchengree,’ is a recipient of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Award, which recognises the best of Scottish architecture. The win automatically places the property on the shortlist for the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award, which will be presented in November.

In addition, ‘Newhouse of Auchengree’ has been awarded a RIBA National Award, named winner in the residential category of the Scottish Design Awards and received a CIOB Good Building Award in the 2017 Saltire Society Housing Design Awards.

The award successes of 2017 follow earlier industry recognition when the Glasgow Institute of Architects named the property as winner of the 2016 Supreme Award, the highest honour in the GIA Design Awards.

‘Newhouse of Auchengree’ is a contemporary farmhouse in North Ayrshire. With a zinc-clad, modern exterior, the farmhouse is formed around a three sided courtyard and sheltered terrace and entered via a long access road.

PBA worked with architects at the Ann Nisbet Studio to make their design a reality.

Adam Hemmings, PBA Principal Engineer, commented:

“The hybrid steel and timber frame provides an efficient solution which applies the necessary structure to suit the arrangement of the house and the use of the spaces. Timber frame was used to create the cellular upper floor bedrooms with a steel frame introduced at ground floor to provide column free open plan living spaces with expansive unobstructed views across the countryside.

It was a pleasure working with Ann and her team, as well as the client, to deliver such a modern building. One which sits effortlessly and so sensitively in its prominent location in the Ayrshire countryside.”