In 2008 two Awards and a Special Award were given. The first Award went to the restoration of Gardyne’s Land, High Street, one of the city’s most historic buildings. The designer was Simpson Brown, architects, the client Dundee City Council and the contractor W.H.Brown
The second Award went to the Restoration of Baxter Park by Dundee City Council. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Park was restored to its original design by Sir Joseph Paxton. Specific elements were the restoration of the Pavilion, replacement of the boundary railings and gates, and the construction of a new Centre for community activities in the Park.
The Special Award was given to the Tayside Building Preservation Trust for their work over the years on a number of historic buildings in Dundee including the Sea Captain’s house.
The Trust also gave a Commendation to a housing redevelopment by Hillcrest Housing Association at Alexander Street/Carnegie Street. The development has introduced well designed and distinctive housing into this inner city regeneration area.