Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Opens the Door to New Sponsorship

Family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has announced its sponsorship of the Festival of Architecture 2016, Doors Open Days (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire).

The Doors Open Days events, supported by festival partner The Scottish Civic Trust, take place across the country every year. Historical buildings throw open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase Scotland’s built environment, architecture and heritage.  This year is special - with more areas involved than ever before.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes is supporting the enhanced programme of events as part of the Festival of Architecture 2016. Led by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Festival is a 12-month national celebration which aims to engage communities during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and has played a key role in some of Scotland’s most high-profile building projects, including the Glasgow Garden Festival’s Broom Milk Bar and the Athletes’ Village for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.  

Joanne Casey, sales and marketing director of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes commented: “Our sponsorship of the Doors Open Days events in our heartlands of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire demonstrates our commitment to the local communities in which we build. Our built environment is such an important part of our heritage and tells the history of how we used to live and work.

“Doors Open Day is a wonderful opportunity to see behind the scenes of many important, inspiring and intriguing buildings. We are pleased to be able to support the event as part of the wider Festival of Architecture 2016 celebrations.”

Neil Baxter, Secretary of The Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland said: “The generous support of Mactaggart and Mickel will help the Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow Doors Open Days this September to be better than ever – this is great news for the Festival of Architecture 2016 which has already attracted huge interest and community involvement from throughout Scotland.  We owe Mactaggart and Mickel a huge debt of gratitude.”

During the various events visitors will be given the opportunity to take part in walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and children’s events covering the history of the various locations and innovative plans for the future.

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