The Awards Base displays winning schemes from the Civic Building of the Year Awards and is sponsored by NPS Property Consultants Ltd.
The SCALA Civic Building of the Year Award is a celebration of the cream of public sector architecture selected from the submissions accepted for the Yearbook. The aim is to inspire and promote the high quality of work carried out in the public sector and as evidence of the depth of design and management skills available to create such stylish and practical solutions.
NPS Property Consultants Ltd are both sponsors of the Award and main sponsors of this website who with SCALA promote high standards of architecture and construction in local authorities by sharing knowledge and experience through partnership initiatives such as these. The winning schemes on display show how attractive and innovative solutions can be found to resolve the challenges faced by all those involved in public architecture.
SCALA Yearbook / Civic Building of the Year Award
If you are involved in the provision of publicly funded buildings, you will be interested to know of the SCALA Yearbook and the Civic Building of the Year Competition. Each year SCALA publishes a Yearbook containing photographs of around 60 publicly funded schemes, and also makes an award to the client and designers of the best building project selected for entry to the Civic Building of the Year Competition. The objective of publishing the Yearbook and organising the Competition, is to promote the construction of high quality public buildings and formally honour excellence in design and construction.
Submission / entry of projects is open to all members of SCALA, or its partnering organisations such as the ACA, FPS etc. Photographs of the projects must first be submitted for publication in the SCALA Yearbook. The schemes must have been completed between the October of one year, and the October of the following year , and have received a substantial amount of public funding.
Submissions by post
Initially, just send a small but select number of good quality photographs, together with brief project details (name, value, description, contact no./Email address etc. ) by early December of each year to:David Kimmins,
SCALA Yearbook Editor
39, Main Street,
Civic Building of the Year Award 2013 Shortlisted Schemes
Appleton Academy, Bradford
Clough Road Divisional HQ, Humberside Police
County Hall Refurbishment & Extension, Wiltshire
Customer Service Centre, Inverclyde
Darncroft Primary School, Hampshire
Heritage Skills Centre, Lincolnshire
John Gray Centre, East Lothian
Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre, Essex
Roundwood Youth Centre, LB of Brent
The Hive, Worcester
Tranent Library, East Lothian
SCALA Civic Building of the Year Awards 2012
Winner - Civic Building of the Year
- myplace@Westfield Folkhouse Youth Centre
Nottinghamshire County Council
Runner up - Civic Building of the Year
- Forest Park Special School
Hampshire County Council
Small Building Category
- J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Sheffield City Council
- Basing House
Hampshire County Council
- Carnegie Leisure Centre
- Havant Public Service Plaza
Havant Borough Council and Hampshire County Council
Oswestry Leisure Centre
- Park Brow Community Primary School
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Think Low Carbon Centre, Barnsley College
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
The Alsop High School Technology College
An Award Ceremony takes place at the President’s Dinner at the SCALA Conference held in the autumn of each year. The winner receives a handsome engraved glass plaque for mounting on the building. Highly Commended and Commended Certificates are also awarded to worthy projects.
For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of Winners
The first award was made at the President’s Dinner after the Conference held in Newcastle in the Autumn of 2003.
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2012
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2011
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2010
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2009
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2008
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2007
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2006
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2005
- Civic Building of the Year Awards 2004
- 2003 St. Thomas of Aquin’s High School
for The City of Edinburgh Council