A shortlist containing 25 of Scotland’s newest buildings has been compiled ahead of 2018’s annual awards.

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), is the professional body for chartered architects across Scotland. They offer an array of services and products across Scotland’s construction industry.

They are also the hosts of the annual industry awards, seen to be the most prestigious for the recognition of architectural achievements in Scotland.

In 2018 they are to host their seventh year of their restyled annual awards. They are to recognize new builds in the education, public and healthcare sectors amongst many others, one of which is a Scotch whisky distillery, on the banks of the river Clyde in Glasgow.

Hypostyle Architects are the company who led the redevelopment of a Pump House at Queen’s Dock which opened as a producing single malt whisky distillery in November 2017. Based in Scotland they serve clients across Europe and the Middle East. They were established in 1985 and their projects have successfully received awards in the past.

Andrew Morrison, Commercial Director at The Clydeside Distillery is delighted. He said: “We would, of course, be proud and delighted if The Clydeside Distillery was recognized and we would share this with the team at Hypostyle who have been truly instrumental in helping us achieve our dream. These awards represent the very best of Scottish architecture in 2018 and to be recognized by RIAS is a fantastic achievement. We are delighted to be shortlisted in such prestigious company.

“We wanted to create something that was very special and restoring a building with a history such as ours required the skills and experience of the very best teams. Hypostyle helped us achieve our vision and deserve this recognition. Their passion and focus helped us create The Clydeside Distillery, the first operational whisky distillery on the banks of the Clyde for over a century.

From the contemporary glass structure which houses our traditional copper stills, to the design and restoration of walls over one hundred years old, Hypostyle helped us to balance all these elements together.”

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Jennifer Hardy
Jennifer is a writer for various websites mainly on the topics of travel, leisure, and whiskey mainly around Europe. She is originally from England, now living in Spain. When she isn't writing or reading, she can be found swimming or snorkeling during the summer and hiking in the mountains, equipped with a rucksack and tent during the winter months. You can visit her at www.whiskyadventurers.com, www.jennifersdesk.com and www.therucksack.news.