Linlithgow Civic Trust celebrates Burgh Halls win

060411 tour of newly refurbished linlithgow burgh halls
060411 tour of newly refurbished linlithgow burgh halls

Linlithgow Civic Trust is delighted that Malcolm Fraser Architects has won the Highly Commended award for its imaginative transformation of the Burgh Halls.

The award was presented at this year’s My Place Awards 2012 in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Chris Long, on behalf of Linlithgow Civic Trust, said: ‘‘The Burgh Halls had suffered from a lack of investment over many decades presenting major problems of fabric deterioration, inadequate fire escapes resulting in reduced capacity for events, substandard access for disabled and generally the Burgh Halls presented a dowdy and neglected air.

‘‘These have been transformed through the creative and innovative solutions delivered by Malcolm Fraser and his team.

The Trust is delighted that Malcolm Fraser Architects has won this highly regarded award.’’

Linlithgow Burgh Halls venue co-ordinator Thirza Hockaday said: “Congratulations to Malcolm Fraser Architects on this prestigious award.

‘‘The Burgh Halls has been transformed thanks to their vision and funding from West Lothian Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland and The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

“The iconic building is now a fantastic resource for the whole community with a superb art gallery, two magnificent halls, stunning roof terrace, café, visitor information centre and much more.”