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Scotland’s newest cultural landmark, The Kelpies, has won a national engineering award.

The 300-tonne, 98ft (30m) horse head sculptures were created in the Helix Park in Falkirk by artist Andy Scott. The Helix development has been named as the winner of the Saltire Society 2014 Civil Engineering Award. Its competition had included the Hydro in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s Waverley train station.

Convenor of the awards panel, Gordon Pomphrey said: “The adjudication panel had no hesitation in recommending the Helix Development for the overall Saltire Civil Engineering Award 2014.

“In particular I feel it merits award in the project, design and construction categories. The project involved a wide range of stakeholders from its conception and throughout the design process and provided regeneration to the area resulting in tangible benefits to the environment, local community and economy.

“There is no doubt that the Kelpies have quickly become another iconic must-see visitor attraction and will be an internationally recognised landmark for many years to come.”

BBS are proud to have been a part of this very prestigious project.

 

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Links

http://www.thehelix.co.uk/

http://news.stv.tv/stirling-central/296744-kelpies-statue-helix-park-site-wins-national-engineering-award/

http://forargyll.com/2014/09/best-environment-project-award-for-helix-park-and-the-kelpies/