Drum takes top prize at Scottish Property Awards

DRUM Property Group won the Property Company of the Year accolade at the Scottish Property Awards for the second year in a row.

820 guests gathered at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for the ceremony, which celebrates achievements in commercial and public property.

Drum was recognised for its ability to deliver large projects in a variety of locations including Buchanan Wharf, one of Glasgow’s largest urban regeneration schemes.

The Business Leadership Award was presented to Eric M Young MRICS, director of Orinsen, in recognition of his 45-year career as founder and chairman of Eric Young and Co. In December, Young left the firm to join Orinsen, a new commercial property agency working alongside four former colleagues.

Clyde Gateway’s Red Tree Magenta took home the Regeneration of the Year prize. The £9 million, 40,000 sq.ft Grade A premises is the first building at Magenta, a new 27-acre urban business park situated in Shawfield, next to the River Clyde and M74 motorway network.

Red Tree Magenta

Other awards presented on the night included the Development of the Year (Commercial), which went to The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA). The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, designed by Ryder Architecture, was also recognised in both the Healthcare Development of the Year and Innovation in Design categories.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Property Company of the Year: Drum Property Group

Business Leadership Award: Eric M Young

Deal of the Year: JP Morgan Chase European Technology Hub, Glasgow

Judges Award of Excellence: Ochiltree Community Hub – Anderson Bell Christie Architects and Ochiltree Community Hub

Development of the Year (Commercial): The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) – Aberdeen City Council, HBD & Robertson

Development of the Year (Public): Wallyford Primary School – hub South East & East Lothian Council

Architectural Excellence Award (Commercial): Water’s Edge – Nicoll Russell Studios

Architectural Excellence Award (Public): Maidenhill Primary School & Nursery – BDP

Regeneration Project of the Year: Red Tree Magenta – Clyde Gateway

Innovation in Design: The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice – Ryder Architecture

Health Care Development of the Year: The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice – Ryder Architecture and The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

Student Accommodation Development of the Year: Whitehorn Hall – HLM Architects, University of St Andrews and Campus Living Villages

Office Agency Team of the Year: JLL

Industrial Agency Team of the Year: Savills

Investment Agency Team of the Year: Savills

Property Legal Team of the Year: Shoosmiths

Finance Team of the Year: Royal Bank of Scotland

Property Investment Team of the Year: Amber Infrastructure and The SPRUCE Fund