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Archers' Hall on target as building projects hailed

posted 10 May 2013, 06:31 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 10 May 2013, 06:37 ]

Major building projects in the Capital – including the controversial Archers’ Hall development – have cleaned up at The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards.

Edinburgh projects scooped the top prize in four categories and had entries shortlisted in each of the other four remaining sections.

The honour for the Archers’ Hall came despite the original proposals by the Royal Company of Archers attracting more than 90 objections from the public. That led to the creation of a revised scheme to preserve the 19th-century Lodge, on Buccleuch Street, near the Meadows, and incorporate accommodation for 75 postgraduate students around it.