Cruden Homes scoops Home Builder of the Year at premier industry awards

The winners of the 2016 Homes for Scotland Annual Awards
The winners of the 2016 Homes for Scotland Annual Awards

Designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations, trade body Homes for Scotland has announced the winners of its prestigious awards scheme at the organisation’s largest ever ceremony.

This year’s revamped programme was designed to ensure that the awards remain the most relevant and credible within the industry and were shaped by those who know exactly what’s involved in delivering the range of quality homes our country desperately needs.

The awards were presented by comedian and actor Hugh Dennis in front of a record 1100-strong crowd, the largest such industry gathering, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 20 May.

Cruden Homes scooped the top Home Builder of the Year award for its innovative approach to partnership working and deal making, with the judges particularly impressed by the company’s strong focus on customer care.

Kareen Davidson, former sales & marketing director, 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 included:

  • 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

      Special commendation:

      A & J Stephen (Builders) & ZeroC Holdings

      Chapelton, Aberdeenshire

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


        Springfield Properties

        Middleton of Canmore, Braemar

        • Affordable Housing Development of the Year
        • Winner:

          GHA (part of the Wheatley Group) / CCG Scotland

          Sighthill, Glasgow

          Special commendation:

          Places for People

          Fortune Place, Edinburgh

          • Home of the Year – First Time Buyers
          • Winner:

            Cruden Homes West


            • Supporting Organisation of the Year
            • Winner:

              Hillcrest Housing Association

              • Homes for Scotland
              • Home Builder of the Year 2016


                Cruden Homes

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