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Steven Anderson, on behalf of the Harbour Trust, has received the Retrofit Award for 2018 from the Architect’s Journal. The jury decided that Dunbar Battery is “a playful and joyful space which is so engaging for adults and kids”. The panel also liked the way in which the existing wall on the site was salvaged and re-used to create a simple but effective design. It's been a very successful year from the Battery perspective. It has received the following recognition in the design world;

- AJ Architecture Awards 2017 - Winner; Budget Project of the Year

- AR New Into Old - International Shortlisted Finalist (1 of 15 worldwide)

- Civic Trust Awards - Regional Finalist (1 of 4 in Scotland)

- Scottish Civic Trust Award - Commendation 

- Scottish Design Awards 2018 - Highly Commended in Placemaking/Landscaping

- AJ Retrofit Awards 2018 - Winner; Best Listed Building Under £5M

- Landscape Institute Awards 2018 - Highly Commended

Awards for the creation of the space are nice to receive but it would be a failure without the community using the facility.  We are looking for interest for next year's calendar of events. Get in touch via the website; https://dunbarbattery.org.uk/ 

(photo credit Kenny Maule)

Dunbar Battery - essential maintenance

The grass area on the upper level of the Dunbar Battery has been temporarily closed off for essential maintenance to the grass area. We will put out the barriers to discourage foot traffic but ensure the amphitheatre and coastal garden remain open to the public.

Thanks to Gordon, Craig and the team at ELC Landscape and Amenity for carrying out the work. They'll be keeping an eye on it over the winter to make sure it's in tip-top condition for next Spring. 

'Fingers crossed' for good weather to let it take before the winter in earnest.

(photo credit Steve Anderson)

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