Scotland’s best buildings crowned at property industry awards

Edinburgh walks away with the bulk of the prizes

The best new commercial buildings in Scotland were revealed at the property industry’s largest celebration held in Edinburgh last night (Thursday, 2 March).
Mofe than 700 guests gathered for the 4th annual Scottish Property Awards to celebrate the winners in the independent programme for the commercial property sector.
The top award of the night – Property Company of the Year sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland – went to Glasgow-based HFD Group, the commercial developer and investor which has completed a number of deals which impressed the panel.  Also in Glasgow, The Kelvin Hall collected a Judges Award of Merit following its £35 million refurbishment which completed in November.
But it was Edinburgh which took the bulk of the prizes this year.  Standard Life Investment and Peveril Securities’ development on the south side of St Andrew’s Square won Commercial Development of the Year.  The James Gillespie’s School Campus won two awards for Public Development of the Year and Architectural Excellence for a Public Building.  While Artisan Real Estates New Waverley development also collected the award for City Regeneration of the Year.  Castlebrae Business Park in Craigmillar won Community Development of the Year.
An Individual Contribution award was presented to Martin Perry, director of TH Real Estate who is leading the development of Edinburgh St James.  His role in bringing one of the largest multi-use city regenerations in Europe through planning to the commencement of construction last year was recognised by the judging panel as a major milestone for the capital city.
Fiona Morton, chair of the Scottish Property Awards judging panel, said: “Congratulations to all our finalists and winners announced in the 4th annual Scottish Property Awards.  Judging the competition is hard work but immensely rewarding for everyone involved as we celebrate all the achievements.  I hope all the winners make the most of their win.”
Paul Curran, chair of the Scottish Property Federation, said: “It is fantastic to see such a number and quality of commercial and public property projects and teams as finalists for this year’s awards.  The SPF is delighted to support the Awards again this year and it is great to see such a large turnout from the industry.  I congratulate all finalists on their success this past year and in particular this evening’s winners who can be justifiably proud of their achievements and industry recognition.”
The Scottish Property Awards, which are operated by KDMedia, also raised £15,000 for the charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ currently building The Ripple Retreat, a luxury residential retreat which will be gifted to families with children who have cancer.  The 2800 sq. ft. property, located on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park, is now nearing completion and expects to welcome the first families in June of this year.
The 2017 winners in full:
Scottish Property Company of the Year, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland
WINNER: HFD Group
FINALISTS:
Drum Property Group
Hub South East
Knight Property Group
London Scottish Investments
Quartermile
Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers
WINNER: Reeder Ness
FINALISTS:
IME Property
Stone Acre
Whitecross Building Consultancy
The Judges Award of Merit, sponsored by Trident Building Consultancy
The Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
Individual Contribution Award, sponsored by Redpath
Martin Perry, Director TH Real Estate
City Regeneration Project of the Year sponsored by Anderson Strathern
WINNER: New Waverley, Edinburgh (Artisan Real Estate Investors)
The Schoolhouse, Edinburgh (CCG and EDI Parc Craigmillar)
Stirling Urban Regeneration, (Michael Laird Architects and Stirling Development Agency)
Urban Eden, Edinburgh (Places for People and EMA Architects)
Development of the Year (Commercial) sponsored by Ryden
WINNER:  3-8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (Standard Life Investments and Peveril Securities)
FINALISTS:
New Waverley, Edinburgh (Artisan Real Estate Investors)
Kingshill View, Anderson Anderson Brown HQ, Prime Four, Aberdeen (Drum Property Group)
Statoil HQ, Aberdeen (Drum Property Group)
Kingshill Commercial Park, Aberdeen (Knight Property Group)
The Capitol, Aberdeen (Knight Property and M&G Real Estate)
Quartermile 4, Edinburgh (Quartemile Developments)
Development of the Year (Public Buildings) sponsored by BRE Scotland
WINNER:  James Gillespie’s Campus, Edinburgh (Hub South East & City of Edinburgh Council)
FINALISTS:
Royal Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh Phase 1 (Hub South East & NHS Lothian)
Rosemount Gardens, Bathgate (Hub South East & West Lothian Council)
Eastwood Health and Care Centre, Glasgow (hub West Scotland)
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow (Page\Park, Glasgow City Council)
The Muirfield Centre, North Lanarkshire (hub South West Scotland)
Architectural Excellence Award (Public Buildings) sponsored by Wolffe
WINNER:  James Gillespie’s School Campus, Edinburgh (JM Architects)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ORIAM, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh (Reiach & Hall)
FINALISTS:
The Thistle Foundation Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Edinburgh (3DReid)
The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen (Halliday Fraser Munro)
High Mill Open Gallery, Dundee (James F Stephen Architects)
Beatson Centre, Monklands, Lanarkshire (Keppie Design)
Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock Campus (Keppie Design)
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow (Page\Park)
Perth & Kinross Council HQ, Perth (Perth & Kinross Council)
Architectural Excellence Award (Commercial Buildings) sponsored by Callprint
WINNER:  Ineos HQ, Grangemouth (Michael Laird Architects)
HIGHLY COMMENDED:  Quartermile 4, Edinburgh (Quartermile Developments and Foster + Partners)
FINALISTS:
Powis Place, Aberdeen (Carson & Partners)
Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh (Allan Murray Architects, Cooper Cromar and CCG)
Willowbank Student Accommodation, Glasgow (Susan Stephen Architects)
Kingshill View, Anderson Anderson Brown HQ, Prime Four, Aberdeen (Halliday Fraser Munro)
1 West Regent Street, Glasgow (Ryder Architecture)
Aurora House, Inverness Campus (Threesixty Architecture)
Student Accommodation Development of the Year sponsored by RSM
WINNER:  Holyrood North Residence Hall, University of Edinburgh (Balfour Beatty Investments, JM Architects and Oberlanders Architects)
HIGHLY COMMENDED Willowbank Student Accommodation (Empiric and Susan Stephen Architects)
FINALISTS:
Shandon Gardens, Edinburgh (AMA New Town)
East Shore, St Andrews (Carson & Partners and Alumno Developments)
2 Powis Place, Aberdeen (Carson & Partners and Alumno Developments)
Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh (CCG)
Haddington Place, Edinburgh (M&G Real Estate and Harrison)
Plot 7 UHI, Inverness (UHI and Keppie Design)
Braehouse, Edinburgh (Watkin Jones Group and Manson Architects)
Community Development Project of the Year sponsored by The Scotsman
WINNER: Castlebrae Business Centre, Edinburgh (Cre8te Opportunities Limited)
FINALISTS:
Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath, North Uist (Comhairle nan Eilean Sar, 3DReid)
Dalkeith Corn Exchange, Midlothian (Meville Housing Association and Michael Laird Architects)
Property Funding Team of the Year sponsored by Weightmans
Winner:  Royal Bank of Scotland
Finalists: Bank of Scotland; M&G Real Estate; Santander
Industrial Agency of the Year sponsored by Peace Recruitment
Winner: Ryden
Finalists: Colliers International; JLL; Ryden; Savills
Investment Agency Team of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland
Winner: JLL
Finalists: CBRE; Cushman & Wakefield; Ryden
Leisure & Retail Agency Team of the Year sponsored by Santander
Winner: Cushman & Wakefield
Finalists: CBRE
Office Agency Team of the Year sponsored by New Waverley Edinburgh
Winner:  JLL
Finalists: CBRE; Cushman & Wakefield; Lambert Smith Hampton; Ryden; Savills
Deal of the Year sponsored by PMP
Dandara and LaSalle Investment Management. Forbes Place, Aberdeen.
Scotland’s first institutionally funded Build to Rent development. 292 apartments and 16 townhouses on a 5.5 acre site within the Stoneywood Estate will complete in Q2 of this year.  Dandara/LaSalle Investment Management.
Deal Team:  Dandara/LaSalle Investment Management
In Brief:  Winning Developments
Castlebrae Business Centre, Edinburgh (Community Development Project of the Year)
New Waverley, Edinburgh (City Regeneration Project of the Year)
James Gillespie’s School Campus (Architectural Excellence, Public Buildings and Development of the Year Public Buildings)
Ineos HQ, Grangemouth (Architectural Excellence, Commercial Buildings)
3-8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (Development of the Year, Commercial Buildings)
The Kelvin Hall, Glasgow (Judges Award of Merit)
Holyrood North Residence Hall, University of Edinburgh (Student Accommodation Development of the Year)
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