Finalists named for Scottish Property Awards

Last year’s winners show off their prizes

THE finalists have been announced for the 3rd annual Scottish Property Awards.

A 19-strong judging panel has reviewed 40 new developments which are currently undergoing construction, and have confirmed the projects which will progress to the finals of the national competition. Winners will be announced at an event in Glasgow in March.

High profile contenders include BAM Properties’ 110 Queen Street in Glasgow, The Capitol building in Aberdeen by Knight Property Group and New Waverley in Edinburgh which is being delivered by Artisan Real Estate.  New town centre regeneration projects were also considered with projects in Galashiels, Helensburgh and Lennoxtown making the finals.

The judging panel has identified finalists in 12 categories with four categories to be decided at a future date. Awards for Property Company of the Year, Deal of the Year, Property Funding Team of the Year and Individual Contribution will be considered by the panel in January.

A new award for City Housing Regeneration Project has been created following a huge response to City Regeneration Project of the Year. The Scottish Property Awards is supported by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF), the trade association for the Scottish property industry.

Chris Stewart, chair of the SPF and a member of the judging panel said, “The commercial property industry in Scotland contributes £6 billion to Scotland’s overall output and has a significant role to play in the economy.  The Scottish Property Awards is essential as it highlights the many commercially successful developments being delivered.

“It’s vital that we continue to encourage investment in Scotland and generate positive engagement from government, councils and the public.  The awards have attracted a strong line up this year and the finalists can be assured that their entries were considered thoroughly and fairly by a highly regarded group of experts.  We look forward to celebrating the industry’s achievements in March.”

Fiona Morton, chair of the judging panel and managing director of Millar & Bryce, said, “The judging process highlighted the many positive developments in creating successful regenerative and commercial development.  Industry experts have now carried out detailed research and contributed to a lively debate which was rigorous and fair.

“Decisions were made following a detailed marking exercise together with the input of the panel’s substantial expertise. The finalists can be very proud to have progressed to this stage of a competition which continues to show popularity from projects across Scotland.”

Last year’s event welcomed 525 people and the ultimate award of the night was presented to Drum Property Group for their efforts creating the new out of town business park, Prime Four.

The Scottish Property Awards raise funds for the charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ currently building The Ripple Retreat – a luxury residential holiday home which will be gifted to families with children who have cancer.



Architectural Excellence Awards (Commercial Buildings)

  • 110 Queen Street, Glasgow (Cooper Cromar)
  • Aker Solutions HQ, Aberdeen (Keppie Design)
  • Braehead Student Residences, Edinburgh (Manson Architects)
  • The Capitol, Aberdeen (Keppie Design/ Knight Property Group)
  • D2 Business Park, Aberdeen (Halliday Fraser Munro)
  • Statoil HQ, Aberdeen (Halliday Fraser Munro)
  • St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow (Keppie Design).

Architectural Excellence (Public Buildings)

  • Alford Community Campus, Aberdeenshire (Halliday Fraser Munro)
  • Glasgow College New Riverside Campus, Glasgow (Michael Laird Architects/ Reiach & Hall)
  • Riverside East Police Scotland HQ, Glasgow (Cooper Cromar)
  • Ronald McDonald House, Glasgow (Keppie Design).

Development of the Year (Commercial Buildings)

  • 110 Queen Street, Glasgow (BAM Properties/ Cooper Cromar)
  • Annan House, Aberdeen (Drum Property Group/ Cooper Cromar)
  • The Capitol, Aberdeen (Knight Property Group/ M&G Real Estate)
  • City South, Aberdeen (Dandara)
  • Quartermile (Quartermile Developments).

Development of the Year (Public Buildings)

  • Glasgow College New Riverside Campus, Glasgow (Glasgow College/ Michael Laird Architects/ Reiach & Hall)
  • Lairdsland Primary School, Kirkintilloch (Hub West Scotland)
  • Riverside East Police HQ, (Cooper Cromar)
  • Ronald McDonald House, Glasgow (CCG & Keppie Design)

City Housing Regeneration Project of the Year

  • Anderston, Glasgow (CCG)
  • Barmulloch, Glasgow (CCG/ Glasgow Housing Association)
  • King’s View, Glasgow (Cruden Homes West)
  • Pennywell Living, Edinburgh (Urban Union)
  • Sighthill, Glasgow (CCG/ Glasgow Housing Association)
  • Urban Eden, Edinburgh (EMA Architects).

City Regeneration Project of the Year

  • The Capitol, Aberdeen (Knight Property/ M&G Real Estate/ Keppie Design)
  • Glasgow College New Riverside Campus, Glasgow (Michael Laird Architects/ Reiach & Hall)
  • New Waverley, Edinburgh (Artisan Real Estate)
  • Ronald McDonald House (CCG/ Keppie Design).

Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year

  • Galashiels Transport Interchange (Hub South East Scotland/ Scottish Borders Council)
  • Helensburgh Town Centre (Austin-Smith:Lord)
  • Lennoxtown Community Hub, East Dunbartonshire (Hub West Scotland).

Community Development Project of the Year

  • Glasgow Women’s Library (Hub West Scotland)
  • Home Farm, Skye (Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association)
  • Lennoxtown Community Hub (Hub West Scotland)
  • Lomondgate, Dumbarton (Strathleven Regeneration CIC/ Walker Group)
  • Pennywell Living, Edinburgh (Urban Union)

Office Agency Team of the Year  

  • CBRE
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • IME Property
  • JLL
  • Ryden

Industrial Agency Team of the Year

  • Colliers International
  • JLL
  • Ryden

Investment Agency of the Year

  • Dougray Smith
  • JLL
  • Ryden