Our Leaf Room has won the 2018 Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards!
The My Place Awards are a national celebration of good local design and conservation as nominated and evaluated by local people. Their aim is to identify projects or buildings that have had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and have delivered positive benefits to that community. Gaby Laing, Heritage Officer at the Scottish Civic Trust said:
“The Leaf Room totally encapsulates what the My Place Awards are all about: a beautifully and sensitively designed asset loved and used by the community. Modest in its approach, the Leaf Room truly delivers far beyond its remit. In 2018, all eyes may be on Dundee for the opening of the new V&A, but the Leaf Room goes to show how much Dundee already has to be proud of in terms of civic pride and architecture.”
Congratulations to everyone involved, especially architect Jonathan Reeve (Voigt Partnership), builder Stewart Burness (S+R Developments) and The Dundee Civic Trust for nominating us. The room was officially opened by Shona Robison in November 2017 and has become a real hub for our community – the volunteers, visitors, patients, staff, school groups and friends who meet, shelter, chat and drink lots of tea there! The news comes in the same week that work begins to install the toilet, water and power, which will be up and running by the summer – watch this space for further news!