Custom House up for a GIA Design Award

Above: The fully refurbished Custom House, now transformed into high quality office suites

Riverside Inverclyde is delighted to announce that Custom House in Greenock has been nominated for a Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) design award.

The annual GIA Awards are recognised at local and national level and are one of the main highlights of the annual GIA programme. Award categories include Residential, Small Works, Education, Healthcare, Leisure/Arts and Office/Commercial/Industrial/Retail, which is the category Custom House is nominated in.

Restoration of the Georgian architectural masterpiece has taken place in four phases over four years. To date £4.1 million has been spent on transforming 18,000 sq ft of productive business space, which has been eagerly snapped up by companies including PG Paper, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and Joules, as well as local web design and printing business IL Media.

Fiona Maguire, Chief Executive at Riverside Inverclyde said:

“We are delighted that the Custom House has been shortlisted for a Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award. It is wonderful recognition for the renovation of this fantastic iconic building and we would like to wish  Elder & Cannon Architects every success on the night with the awards. Our thanks goes to all of the companies that worked so hard to complete a project like this, which would not have been possible without their support.”

The supreme award winner, award winners and commendations will be announced at the GIA Annual Members Dinner at Oran Mor in Glasgow tonight - Friday 10 November 2017.

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Published - 10th November 2017