The HALO Enterprise & Innovation Centre in Kilmarnock has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure & Retail’ category of the Glasgow Institute of Architects (GIA) Design Awards 2021.

The GIA is the largest Chapter in the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). With over 1,200 members located from the Scottish Borders to the islands of Argyll, the chapter covers a diverse membership. The GIA’s main focus is to engage with its members to provide a supporting role and in the promotion of architecture in the Chapter Area.

The HALO Kilmarnock is a £63m brownfield urban regeneration project creating a 23-acre Digital and Cyber Innovation Park on the site that was formerly the home of Johnnie Walker whisky. The HALO is working with East Ayrshire communities to create a “Tomorrow’s World” with a net zero carbon footprint – for our children and for their children.

Marie Macklin CBE, Founder & Executive Chair of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, said;

“Everyone at the HALO is really pleased to be nominated in this year’s GIA Design Awards, alongside some incredible and important projects. We’d like to thank our architect partner on the project, Keppie Design, for their hard work and innovative approach in helping us bring the HALO’s Enterprise and Innovation Centre to life.”

The HALO Kilmarnock is leading the way for low carbon mixed use developments across the UK, providing local communities with jobs, economic growth and skills development.

Marie will be discussing this further as a special guest speaker at the New York Times Climate Hub in November, created to coincide with the COP26 summit in Glasgow. You can learn more about this here.

You can find out more about this year’s GIA Design Awards finalists here.

(Selected imagery below. Photography by David Cadzow)

HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre internal - credit David Cadzow

HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre external - credit David Cadzow

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