House designed in Queensferry up for top award

WT Architecture designed a building which is up for House of the Year Award
WT Architecture designed a building which is up for House of the Year Award

Staff at a Queensferry architects are keeping their fingers crossed a specially designed house can help them lift a top award.

The house designed by WT Architecture will feature in Grand Designs: House of the Year this month.

Built in the Scottish Borders, it has made the shortlist in the RIBA’s award for one-off houses.

The Mill House has already won awards from both the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Saltire Society and the firm is hoping to have a hat-trick of awards.

The house is the transformation of a derelict threshing mill into a cutting edge but cosy home. The Queensferry company created a new high-performance timber building which has been slotted in to the old stone walls, retaining the original building’s character and charm.

Director of WT Architecture Will Tunnell said the practice was over the moon to have made it this far in the process.

He said: “There are so many great houses being designed at the moment and we are thrilled our modest house has been recognised as something special.”

This continues the firm’s year of success after it secured a commission to work on designs for new buildings for the Forth Bridge Experience. The Grand Designs episode will air on Wednesday, November 25, on Channel 4 at 9pm.