Springfield enjoys double success at Scottish Home Awards

Michelle Motion (chief financial officer) and Martin Egan (chief operating officer, private central) on stage at the awards ceremony

SPRINGFIELD is celebrating after being named Housebuilder of the Year (more than 100 units) at The Scottish Home Awards.

The group received the accolade following a review from a panel of independent judges made up of industry experts from across Scotland.

Judges praised Elgin-based Springfield for the strength of its strategic partnerships with housing associations and local authorities, as well as with its PRS partner Sigma Capital. The group added that its approach to delivering high quality homes to meet a range of needs was also recognised.

The developer was also recognised for its Bertha Park Village project in Perth, scooping a second award for Housing Development of the Year, Large. The community spans 823 acres and will eventually comprise of 3,000 homes. The development has been designed to have everything a community needs, from cafes and shops through to ‘vast’ greenspace. It also features the first purpose-built high school in Scotland for 20 years and is one of 17 Microsoft flagship schools in the world.

The announcement follows Springfield Properties’ acquisition of Mactaggart & Mickel’s Scottish housebuilding business and timber kit factory earlier this week.

Comprising Springfield Properties, Dawn Homes, Walker Homes and Tulloch Homes, and now Mactaggart & Mickel, the Springfield Group boasts developments across the country from the Scottish Highlands, to Elgin and Glasgow and to the Scottish Borders.

Innes Smith, chief executive of Springfield, said, “This is an outstanding success for our company and our team. We employ some exceptionally talented people across the Springfield Group, and it is because of their vision, passion, and hard work that we are able to deliver such high-quality homes and create truly inspiring developments, such as Bertha Park our village development in Perth which is a best-in-class example of a new community that has been created to support generations to come.

“This has been an incredibly exciting year for Springfield but as we have grown, we have never lost sight of our roots and retain the same values as we had when we were a small family firm. Our staff and our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and our goal remains the same today as it did 30 years ago. We want to create sustainable developments where communities can thrive, and create places that people are proud to call home. To have this formally recognised is a huge honour.”