has been shortlisted in this year’s Planning awards in the Placemaking category
for ‘Best Use of Publicly-Owned Land and / or Property in Placemaking’. This
promotes the excellent work carried out by our team on the Fingal Heritage
Properties Review, in collaboration with Fingal County Council. The nomination
is a fantastic recognition of the devotion and enthusiasm of the teams
County Council, north Dublin, has the largest portfolio of heritage properties
in Ireland in local authority ownership, comprising castles, country house
estates, historic mills, a network of Martello Towers, historic gardens and
Georgian townhouses. The project examines the strategic management and
operational performance of these heritage assets and aligns this with the
Council’s heritage led regeneration strategy. The Council has since acted on
the leading recommendation of the review to implement a new best practice
operating model which will be the first on this scale in Ireland to address the
many complexities of sustainable heritage management, funding and delivery.
Planning Awards recognise excellence in professional planning work, as well as
the associated fields such as placemaking, urban design and environmental
consulting. The judges said they were looking for entries that had improved or
were likely to improve the physical or environmental quality of a place, or the
economic or social well-being of a community. Extra marks were then awarded for
the originality, potential for long-lasting impact, community involvement and
financial viability of the project.
is the fourth time SLR has been nominated at these awards, having previously
taken home the award for Strategic Planning in 2014, the award for Placemaking
in Scotland in 2015 and the award for the best use of arts, culture or sport in
Place Making in the UK in 2015. Last year SLR was awarded ‘highly commended’
for Planning Consultancy of the Year.
year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony at Savoy Place in central London
on 21st June 2017.