Cruden Homes named Home Builder of the Year

The winners on stage

CRUDEN Homes has been named Home Builder of the Year at the annual Homes for Scotland awards.

A record 1100 people attended the ceremony, presented by comedian and actor Hugh Dennis, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 20 May.

Other winners on the night included Dundas Estates and Development (Private Development of the Year – Large (100+ units), Springfield Properties (Private Development of the Year – small (up to 25 units) and GHA/CCG Scotland (Affordable Housing Development of the Year).

Kareen Davidson, former sales & marketing director at Bett Homes and chair of the independent judging panel, said, “With a refreshed and refocused format for 2016, my fellow judges and I were determined to make sure that, as driven by a Homes for Scotland member-led panel, this year’s awards are the most credible and robust in the industry.

“So with all entries assessed according to a broad range of criteria, there is no doubt that those making the shortlist and those going on to win awards are worthy of this prestigious recognition, with all strong contenders in their own right. This has been reinforced through a rigorous site inspection process in the development categories, the clearly demonstrated understanding of the needs of First Time Buyers for Home of the Year and the impressive value added to the sector by supporting organisations.

“Judging the awards has been a tough but rewarding job and we congratulate everyone who entered for their commitment and the showcasing of their achievements in helping to ensure we are building enough Homes for Scotland.”

The full list of winners were;

Home Builder of the Year 2016 – Cruden Homes

Private Development of the Year – large (100+ units) – Dundas Estates & Development (Calderwood Village, Coatbridge)

Private Development of the Year – medium (26-99 units) – Cruden Homes (East) (Woodcroft, Edinburgh) 

Private Development of the Year – small (up to 25 units) – Springfield Properties (Middleton of Canmore, Braemar)

Affordable Housing Development of the Year – GHA (part of the Wheatley Group)/CCG Scotland (Sighthill, Glasgow)

Home of the Year – First Time Buyers – Cruden Homes West (Berberis)

Supporting Organisation of the Year – Hillcrest Housing Association