A family construction firm has won a top industry award following the renovation of an iconic Stirling tennis pavilion.

The team at Bridge of Allan-based Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors was awarded the best Commercial Project honour at the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Scotland awards.

They scooped the accolade for their restoration of the Kings Park Pavilion in Stirling transforming it from a derelict 1920s tennis pavilion into a café while retaining many of the original features.

Directors Kevin and Pam Wilson now go forward to the national final of the FMB awards held in September.
Mrs Wilson said: “We were completely shocked and overwhelmed when our name was read out as the award winner.

“We were chuffed to bits and beyond delighted to receive the honour. We’ve been in business for 12 years now and it’s been hard work so to be rewarded like this is just amazing.

“The restoration of the pavilion was an interesting project to be involved with and it was fantastic to see the iconic building, which had lain derelict and unused for so long, return to life and become popular with the people of Stirling again.”

Mr Wilson said: “The award means a lot to me because it shows other people recognise this too.

“It’s a real honour to receive such high recognition from our industry body and being part of the awards ceremony was a great experience.”

The bid to transform the run-down pavilion into a café was led by Stirling businessman Craig Wilkie and the building was designed by McEachern Architects.

Mr Wilkie said he was “absolutely delighted” to see Mr and Mrs Wilson honoured by the FMB and praised the firm’s construction work.

He said: “Kevin and his team were excellent - everything happened on time, their communications were amazing and I would use the firm again without hesitation as well as recommending them to others."

The annual Federation of Master Builder Awards celebrate the achievements of firms from across the UK showcasing examples of high-quality craftmanship, top customer service and building excellence.

Any project entered by a builder has to be backed up by the client involved who must testify they delivered exceptional results.

Judges who assessed the King’s Park project were impressed with the way it brought in a “touch of nostalgia with a derelict building being brought back into use as a commercial operation.”