Beating the Drum for property

DRUM Property Group scooped the ultimate prize at the Scottish Property Awards for the second year in a row.

The Aberdeen-based developed picked up the Property Company of the Year award and was praised for its success at Prime Four and the construction and sale of Annan House in Aberdeen.

The 3rd Annual Scottish Property Awards. Picture by John Young © 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch (Development of the Year, Public Buildings), 110 Queen Street Glasgow (Architectural Excellence, Commercial Buildings) and Quartermile in Edinburgh (Development of the Year, Commercial Buildings) were among the night’s big winners at the Glasgow event which celebrated the best buildings, businesses and teams in Scotland’s commercial property sector.

The Capitol in Aberdeen, a joint venture between Knight Property Group and M&G Real Estate, won the City Regeneration Project of the Year. While in Edinburgh, Urban Union collected a City Regeneration Award for Housing for its work at Pennywell Living.

Galashiels Transport Interchange won the prize for Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year and Lomondgate in Dumbarton picked up the Community Development Project of the Year award.

Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow won the Judges Award of Merit.

Fiona Morton, chair of the Scottish Property Awards judging panel, said, “Judging was a terrific opportunity to assess the many great developments going on in our sector across the country and encouraging seeing some really good examples of regeneration, innovative design and excellent sales and marketing.”

Over 650 people attended the event, which featured a moment for remembrance for renowned Scottish architect, Gareth Hoskins, who died earlier this year.  A posthumous award for Outstanding Contribution to Architecture was presented by Chair of the Scottish Property Federation, Mr Chris Stewart.

The award was collected by Mr Hoskins’ wife, Dr Sarah Buchanan, after images of his career achievements were shown to the live audience.