The Scottish Home Awards 2017, which saw housebuilders from across the country crowned in a number of categories, took place in Glasgow recently.
19 awards were handed out after 64 companies progressed to the finals of the competition, which aims to identify “the best new housing created and delivered in the last year”.
The awards saw Robertson Homes crowned as Scotland’s best housebuilder. The firm also received the award for House of the Year for the Azure Grand, currently on sale in Strathaven.
Edinburgh-based builder S1 Developments came out top in the Small Housebuilder of the Year category for the third year in a row. The company also picked up the award for Apartment Development of the Year for Horne Terrace and the award for Small Development of the Year.
Orkney had a strong showing at the event, with Orkney Builders being highly commended in the Housebuilder of the Year and their Grainbank development in Kirkwall winning the award for Innovation in Design. Orkney Housing Association also won the award for Small Affordable Development of the Year for The Fidges in Stenness.
550 people gathered at the event, which was sponsored by property company Ross + Liddell and delivered in partnership with industry bodies such as the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Andrew Cunningham, director of Ross + Liddell, commented, “What an incredible year for housebuilders who have consistently delivered innovative, high quality buildings and a service which places the customer at the centre of its success.
“The Scottish Home Awards offers a vital role supporting and promoting the hard work creating new desirable housing for an ever increasing population. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners for showing us all how it can be done.”
Housebuilder of the Year (less than 150 units) sponsored by RBS – S1 Developments
Housebuilder of the Year (more than 150 units) sponsored by Space & Time – Robertson Homes
Housing Association of the Year (less than 3000 units) sponsored by Chartered Institute of Housing – Cordale Housing Association
Housing Association of the Year (more than 3,000 units) sponsored by Aaeron – Caledonia Housing Association
Affordable Housing Development of the Year (private builders) sponsored by The Scotsman – The Schoolhouse, Niddrie, Edinburgh. CCG (Scotland)
Apartment Development of the Year sponsored by DAW Visual Solutions – Horne Terrace, Edinburgh. S1 Developments
Customer Service Excellence Award – joint winners – CALA Homes and Drumchapel Housing Co-operative
Development of the Year (Age Exclusive) – Fernan Gardens, Shettleston. Lovell Partnerships
House of the Year sponsored by Cupa Pizarras – Azure Grand, Strathaven. Robertson Homes
Innovation in Design – Grainbank, Kirkwall, Orkney. Orkney Builders
Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Associations) sponsored by Scottish Federation of Housing Association – Ellerslie Road, Yoker. Cube Housing Association (part of Wheatley Group)
Large Housing Development of the Year (Private Builders) sponsored by Flogas – Urban Eden, Edinburgh. Places for People / EMA Architecture + Design
Renovation of the Year Sponsored by Wolffe – Willowbank Student Accommodation, Glasgow. Susan Stephen Architects & Empiric Student Properties
Residential Letting Team of the Year sponsored by SafeDeposits Scotland – Clan Gordon
Show Home of the Year – Durward Gardens, Kincardine O’Neil, Deeside. Snowdrop Developments
Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Association) – The Fidges, Stenness Orkney Housing Association
Small Housing Development of the Year (Private Builders) – Horne Terrace, Edinburgh. S1 Developments
Starter Home of the Year sponsored by Ross & Liddell – Whitelaw Street at Maryhill Locks. Bigg Regeneration
Student Housing Development of the Year – Holyrood North Residence, Edinburgh. JM Architects, Oberlanders, Balfour Beatty
Judge’s Award of Merit – The Ripple Retreat, Loch Venacher, Callander. Presented to It’s Good 2 Give