Conservation and building adaptation

This category focuses on the reuse of existing building stock. The scheme must either demonstrate exceptional standards in the field of conservation or deliver an appropriate new use for a previously underutilised structure through renovation, restoration or re-development. It should bring new life into the property through thoughtful use of its plan form whilst retaining its character and interest.

2023 award winners

Category winner, distinction

The Vinery

Inside a greenhouse with wooden worktop, and soil bed running along the wall on the ground


St Margarets Church Outbuilding

Front of St Margarets showing stone building and road on right side

Highly commended


Farmhouse with wooden panels on the side, shed in the background and benches in front


The Old School

Street view of large stone building with trees and mental fencing


22-23 The Square

Building with large sign that reads Square Deal and two large windows with writing on them

2023 shortlist

The Walled Garden: McWilliam Lippe Architects in Keithhall, Inverurie

Collage of two images, one storey stone building and modern house with large glass windows and patio

Aspire Restaurant: Mantell Ritchie in Portsoy

Collage of two images, stone church building and inside of restaurant with tables and chairs

Newburgh Public Hall: David Murray Associates in Newburgh

Collage of two images, stone building and inside showing gym hall

Eden Manor: Crawford Architecture

Collage of two images showing two buildings of Eden Manor


The Conservation and Building Adaptation category is sponsored by CMD Stone.

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