School is among the winners of building awards

November 24 2016

Redland & Cotham Amenities Society’s (RCAS) 44th Annual General Meeting took place in November hosted by Helen Wilde, the High Sheriff of Bristol.

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Redland & Cotham Amenities Society’s (RCAS) 44th Annual  General Meeting took place in November hosted by Helen Wilde, the High Sheriff of Bristol. 

One of the main events was the presentation of the Society’s Gold Star Awards for developments in the area. 

This year the Gold Star awards include a large development - the new building in Elmgrove Road for Colston’s Primary School, and two smaller residential projects. 

There were also two unusual awards this year - the gentlemen’s lavatory on Blackboy Hill, a Victorian cast iron structure restored by the City Council and the nearby Downs Haven. This modest timber shelter was built in 1916 for service personnel who were recovering from wounds in the nearby Hospital. It was in urgent need of repair. The Gold Star award goes to the three organisations that funded and carried out the work. Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society, Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge and Forest of Avon Wood Products.  Bina Shah said: “RCAS does not grant awards every year so it was especially delightful to see that we had four awards this year.”