Industry awards finalists unveiled
The five contenders competing to be named Property Company of the Year in the Scottish Property Awards have been revealed.
Selected by a panel of industry experts, the winner of the award, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland, will be announced at the commercial property sector’s biggest annual celebration, scheduled for Thursday, 5 March, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
The five finalists are Clyde Gateway, Glasgow, which has delivered consistent high quality regeneration work, transforming Glasgow in a remarkable year for the city; Dandara, Aberdeen, which showed further strength in commercial sector leading the iconic city office development, The Point, and developed business park space; Drum Property, also Aberdeen, with continued success at Prime Four, the creation of a new investment division and extended reach into new locations; Ediston Real Estate, Edinburgh, which enjoyed another landmark year with an active deal sheet across the UK for last year’s winner, and Miller Developments, also Edinburgh, which continued to show great strength with progress in major developments, acquisitions and sales.
The shortlisted finalists in 13 categories are:
Development of the Year (Public Buildings) sponsored by BRE Scotland: Inverness Campus; Ardrossan Medical Centre; Johnstone Town Hall and Lairdsland Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
Development of the Year (Commercial Buildings) sponsored by Ryden: Prime Four, ABZ Business Park, Nexen Petroleum UK Limited, all in Aberdeen; The Albus, Bridgeton and One, Rutherglen Links, South Lanarkshire.
Architectural Excellence Award (Public Buildings) sponsored by Wolffe: The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, Aberdeen – Halliday Fraser Munro; Maggie’s Centre, Aberdeen – Halliday Fraser Munro and Snohetta; Maggie’s Centre, Airdrie, South Beach Medical Centre, Ardrossan, Bannockburn Visitors Centre – all three by Reiach and Hall Architects.
Architectural Excellence (Commercial Buildings) sponsored by Call Print: Balmoral Business Park and Nexen Petroleum UK, both in Aberdeen and both by Halliday Fraser Munro. Albus, Eastgate, Bridgeton – JM Architects and GDF Suez House, Aberdeen – Miller Cromdale.
City Regeneration Project of the Year: Anderston Regeneration, Duke Street and High Street, The Whisky Bond, The Shields Centre, Laurieston Living – all five in Glasgow; Albus, Eastgate, Bridgeton and Quartermile, Edinburgh.
Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year: Bridgegate Public Realm, Irvine; One, Rutherglen Links, Rutherglen; Ardrossan Medical Centre and Linwood town centre.
Community Partnership of the Year sponsored by G+V Royal Mile Hotel: Maggie’s Cancer Care, Aberdeen; The Shields Centre, Glasgow and Hillhead Community Centre, Kirkintilloch.
Best Achievement in Master Planning sponsored by The Scotsman: Fountainbridge Masterplan, Pennywell Masterplan, both Edinburgh; Persley Den, D2 Business Park, both Aberdeen; Hallhill, Dunbar and Winchburgh Masterplan.
Property Agency Team of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland: Ceteris Property Team, Cushman and Wakefield, Jones Lang LaSalle, Rettie and Co, Ryden.
Property Funding Team of the Year sponsored by Baker Tilly: Amber Infrastructure and The SPRUCE Fund, Bank of Scotland, RBS Real Estate Finance Scotland, Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking.
In addition, awards for and Deal of the Year, sponsored by Santander, will be announced on the evening.
For more information, see the website at www.scottishpropertyawards.co.uk.