MORE AWARDS FOR DUNFERMLINE CARNEGIE LIBRARY AND GALLERIES

The Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries has been recognised once again with the SPACES Award for Civic Building of the Year along with the Heritage Award.

SPACES is the Society for Public Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Surveying and its awards are the only ones solely dedicated to rewarding excellence and innovation in construction projects delivered within the Public Sector.  The awards are not purely about design but also recognise the importance of team play and delivering a project that meets the brief on time and budget.

The latest awards follow some other prestigious recognition for this project, completed by hub last year. Earlier this year it was named Best Building in Scotland by the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland. Designed by Richard Murphy Architects, the distinctive building has also been recognised with awards from the Edinburgh Architectural Association and RICS Scotland.

The museum adjoins the world’s first Carnegie library and includes a striking new glass structure. It incorporates three exhibition galleries, café, local history space and children’s library over two floors.

Work started in December 2014 and Fife Council committed £8.25 million to the project, along with £2.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1 million from the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

The work involved building a new extension at rear of retained listed façade providing museum and gallery space together with refurbishment work to the existing library.