Local MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed the news that Helensburgh’ s Colquhoun Square is one of the winners of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s 2016 Awards announced at the prestigious black tie event in Glasgow this week. Designed to develop a space for community events, festivals and markets as part of the £7million CHORD regeneration project, the improvements include wider pavements, improved access to local shops, new parking bays, new street furniture and soft landscaped areas all with new seating to admire the view.
Mr O’Hara, who himself has chosen to open his Parliamentary Office in Colquhoun Square said,
“I am absolutely delighted to hear the news and is well-deserved in recognising the thought and hard work that has gone into this winning design. It has been transformational to the town of Helensburgh and we can already see that in the way in which people are engaging with the square. It has very quickly become the town’s showpiece and the people of Helensburgh are rightly very proud of their new civic space. I’m am certain that it will become a magnet which will draw people into the town and that we will be reaping the benefits of this investment for many years to come.”
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) is the professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.