CALA Homes cleans up at annual HFS awards

Group shot of HFS award winners
image: Chris Watt

CALA Homes took the top award of the night at this year’s Homes for Scotland awards ceremony, which was recently held in Edinburgh.

The company was crowned Home Builder of the Year in front of a crowd of 1,100 industry representatives and their guests, having shortlisted three different developments across its East and West divisions.

CALA also went on to win awards in the private development small and medium categories for Riverside at Bothwell, Lanarkshire and The Crescent at Donaldson’s, located within the capital’s UNESCO World Heritage site. A commendation was also granted for the large development category for 21 Mansionhouse Road in Glasgow.

Judges were said to be impressed by both the diversity of product on display within CALA’s submitted project and the passion of the CALA team, which was witnessed during the site visit and interview stage.

Nicola Barclay, chief executive of trade body Homes for Scotland commented, “Every year our independent panel of judges tell us that that they face the most difficult of tasks – deciding upon the winners of these highly-esteemed accolades from a shortlist which showcases the best the industry has to offer.

“I am therefore hugely encouraged that this has proven to be the case again this year. From well thought-out examples of placemaking and architectural design quality to the innovation demonstrated within individual company practices, our sector has much to celebrate.

“I thank all those who took the time to enter and congratulate all finalists and those taking the top spots for highlighting the good work that is being undertaken both individually and collaboratively to deliver more of the homes Scotland requires right across the country.”

Full list of winners

Private Development of the Year – Large (100+ units)

Winner: Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland – Dargavel Village, Bishopton

Commendation: CALA Homes (West) – 21 Mansionhouse Road, Glasgow

Commendation: Robertson Partnership Homes & Urban Union – Pennywell Living, Edinburgh


Private Development of the Year – Medium (26-99 units)

Winner: A & J Stephen (Builders) & ZeroC Holdings – Phase 1A, Tornagrain

Winner: CALA Homes (East) – The Crescent at Donaldson’s, Edinburgh


Private Development of the Year – Small (up to 25 units)

Winner: CALA Homes (West) – Riverside at Bothwell, Lanarkshire


Affordable Housing Development of the Year

Winner: Sanctuary Group – Anderston Regeneration, Glasgow

Commendation: Clyde Valley Housing Association – Coatbridge Library, Coatbridge


Supporting Organisation of the Year

Winner: Contract Scotland


Company Innovation and Best Practice

Winner: Barratt Homes – Building without Barriers

Commendation: McTaggart Construction – Sustainable Communities Programme


Homes for Scotland Home Builder of the Year 2919 

Winner: CALA Homes