Artisan Real Estates win big at Scottish Property Awards
The investors behind Edinburgh’s New Waverley development have landed the City Centre Regeneration Project of the Year award at the recent Scottish Property Awards.
Artisan Real Estate Investors, which is headquartered in the Isle of Man, was commended for transforming one of the UK’s most important city-centre regeneration sites after investing £150 million in regenerating the site – culminating in a vibrant business, retail and leisure space – in the historic Edinburgh Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“A brave and ambitious vision that is having a significant positive impact on the area” summed up the judge’s appreciation of the development which also features more than 160,000 sq.ft. of office space just minutes for Waverley Train Station.
Clive Wilding, New Waverley’s Project Director, said: “We are all absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by the Scottish Property Awards as Scotland’s best regeneration project, in what was a fiercely contested category.
“For the last two years, we have worked hard to make New Waverley an integral part of Edinburgh’s Old Town, breathing new life back in to a formerly neglected part of the city centre. I am delighted that New Waverley’s considerable impact is now being recognised on a national stage by our peers and public alike.”
Chief Executive Officer Jaco Jansen added: “We are very excited about delivering the final phase of the New Waverley development which has even exceeded our own bold vision set way back in 2012. Over the years we have assembled an exceptional team where the creative energy and shared drive to deliver high quality regeneration schemes gives us a lot of confidence to roll out our pipeline across Scotland and England.”