Two new Clyde Gateway properties win accolades at Scottish Property Awards

Two new Clyde Gateway properties win accolades at Scottish Property Awards

Winners of the Commercial Architectural Excellence Award

New Clyde Gateway properties in the east end of Glasgow have won two accolades at the 2024 Scottish Property Awards, including Small Commercial Development of the Year for New Olympia House in Bridgeton and EastWorks for Commercial Architectural Excellence Award.

A judging panel of 20 industry experts reviewed and debated all of the Scottish Property Award entries, which spanned over 40 projects, including offices, hospitals, schools, health and community centres, universities, hotels and regeneration sites throughout the country.

The event took place last week at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and hosted by comedian and broadcaster, Des Clarke.

New Olympia House is a £1.7 million development by Clyde Gateway and built by Redpath Construction that converted a former Salvation Army citadel into a modern and flexible office space in Glasgow’s east end. The design by O’DonnellBrown features a metal tower called the Beacon, inspired by the nearby Bridgeton Umbrella, and exposes the original brickwork and timber. The building is now fully let by Scripture Union Scotland.

EastWorks is a £9m development by Clyde Gateway that transformed a derelict gas purifier shed into a modern office space and creative hub in the east end of Glasgow. Designed by Sheppard Robson and Inch Architecture + Design, it is the first commercial building to be connected to a new District Heating Network that uses renewable energy sources to provide heat and hot water to homes and commercial buildings in the area.

Two new Clyde Gateway properties win accolades at Scottish Property Awards

Winners of the Small Development of the Year - Commercial Buildings award

The deputy first minister Shona Robison MSP opened the new space in 2023. Tenants now include ESG specialist Utopi and workspaces available through Red Tree, one of Glasgow’s most established collaborative workspace brands.

Martin McKay, chief executive at Clyde Gateway said: “Both of these stunning buildings have reimagined old structures that were being underutilised and ensured they now provide modern, effective workspaces that are fit for the future, yet preserve the features of the original buildings. Winning these prestigious awards is testament to the hard work of Clyde Gateway and our partners in delivering these spaces.

“These projects, and the many others Clyde Gateway have developed across Rutherglen, Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, have brought new jobs and investment, as well as new housing and greenspaces for the people that live and work here.

Stacey Phillips, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “Sheppard Robson, working alongside INCH Architecture are delighted to win this architectural award. This is a small but mighty project bringing a new and joyful life into the former gas purifier shed. It was a pleasure to be part of the team and we wish Clyde Gateway and EastWorks continued success in the transformation of Dalmarnock ”

Susan Cardwell, marketing and business development manager at Redpath Construction, said: “Redpath are delighted that NOH achieved the Small Development of the Year Award. It is such a transformational project for the regeneration of Bridgeton and Dalmarnock and it was a privilege to work with Clyde Gateway to deliver it.”

Now in its 11th year, The Scottish Property Awards announced the winners in front of 600 guests. The finalists were chosen from 72 entries and 44 businesses who entered the competition this year.

Property Company of the Year, the ultimate award of the night, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland was presented to Winchburgh Developments. The judging panel praised the company for the way they have truly transformed an area in so many ways, including a community hub & park and, most notably, a new motorway junction that has truly opened up the area to new residents.

In large-scale commercial development, Drum Property Group collected an award for its 10 Clyde Place, Buchanan Wharf. The judges admired this purpose-built building, which aligns with UK Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings. They also collected a highly commended award for G3 Square, Glasgow, in Build to Rent Development of the year. Hub South-East & West Lothian Council won Small Development of the Year for Public Use Buildings for Beatlie School Campus.

The much-anticipated Deal of the Year category, sponsored by PMP, was awarded to Ardersier Port, Inverness by Haventus, Quantum and Brodies. The judges commented that it is such a significant deal in Scotland that needs to be recognised. It is a transformational development that will have an immensely positive impact on the local area and wider environment.

The ultimate individual award, the Business Leadership Award, was presented to Graeme Bone, managing director, Drum Property Group. Sponsored by Together Money and presented by Together Money Consultant Stuart Heslop. Over the past 30 years, Graeme has built Drum into an award-winning property, investment and management group delivering some of the largest and most ambitious projects in Scotland.

Alan Robertson, chair of the Judging Panel, said: “In an environment which many believe to have been the toughest for decades, it was encouraging to see some excellent progress being made, some critical deals still being completed, funding being secured, and thoughtful redevelopment and design work being progressed. Congratulations to all the winners and all the finalists for being showcased tonight.”

The winners in full:

Property Company of the Year

Winner: Winchburgh Developments


  • Drum Property Group
  • Knight Property Group
  • Scarborough Muir Group

Business Leadership Award

Winner: Graeme Bone

Deal of the year

Winner: Ardersier Port, Inverness (Haventus, Quantum, Brodies)


  • 1-4 Wellheads Avenue, Stoneywood, Aberdeen. (Savills, Knight Frank, JLL, DLA, CMS)
  • Lucent, 50 Bothwell Street Glasgow. Letting to Pinsent Masons (Orion Capital, Resonance Capital, Knight Frank, Ryden, CBRE)
  • Ruby Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh. A £100m investment in new hotel development, the first in Scotland. (Ruby Hotels, Hunter REIM, Orinsen, Brodies)

ESG Refurbishment of the Year

Winner: Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub – Renfrewshire Council + Collective Architecture


  • Eastworks - Clyde Gateway Developments
  • Hilton House, Alloa - Ceteris Scotland
  • McDonald Road Community Fire Station - Scottish Fire & Rescue Service +Smith Scott Mullan Associates

Architectural Excellence Award (Public Use)

Winner: National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)- HLM Architects


  • Allander Leisure Centre - Homes Miller Architects
  • Countesswells Primary School - Halliday Fraser Munro
  • Dundreggan Rewilding Centre - Threesixty Architecture
  • Gateway to Nature Centre, Corrieshalloch Gorge - Oberlanders Group
  • Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub - Renfrewshire Council + Collective Architecture
  • Prestwick North Education Campus- BDP
  • Newmains & St Brigid’s Community Hub – BDP
  • The Bothy and Tùr at Cuningar Loop - jmarchitects
  • Wallyford Learning Campus – jmarchitects

Architectural Excellence Award (Commercial Use)

Winner: Eastworks - Sheppard Robson + INCH Architecture + Design


  • 10 Clyde Place - Halliday Fraser Munro
  • New Edmiston House - Keppie Design
  • ONE BioHub - BDP
  • PLATFORM_ in Glasgow - Keppie Design
  • The Port of Leith Distillery - Threesixty Architecture

Development of the Year (Commercial Use)

Small Development Winners: New Olympia House - Redpath Construction + Clyde Gateway Developments

Large Development Winners: 10 Clyde Place, Buchanan Wharf - Drum Property Group


  • Eastworks - Clyde Gateway Developments
  • Haymarket – Qmile

Development of the Year (Public Use)

Small Development Winners: Beatlie School Campus - Hub South East & West Lothian Council

Large Development Winners: National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) - University of Strathclyde + HLM Architects


  • Clarice Pears Building, School of Heath & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow - University of Glasgow + AtkinsRealis
  • Helensburgh Waterfront Development (HWD) - Argyll & Bute Council
  • Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub - Renfrewshire Council + Collective Architecture
  • National Treatment Centre, Highland - NHS Highland + Oberlanders Architects
  • Wallyford Learning Campus - Hub South East & East Lothian Council

Student Accommodation of the Year

Winner: Iona Street - Watkin Jones Group + Manson


  • Huxley Studios - CA-Ventures + 56Three Architects
  • Norton’s Student Living - Glencairn Properties + 56three Architects

Build to Rent Development of the Year

Winner: PLATFORM_ in Glasgow - PLATFORM_

Highly Commended: G3 Square - Drum Property Group and Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate Investment Management

Retail & Leisure Agency Team of the Year

Winner: JLL


  • Allied Surveyors Scotland - Commercial Agency (East)
  • Orinsen

Office Agency Team of the Year

Winner: Avison Young


  • Allied Surveyors Scotland
  • JLL
  • Ryden
  • Savills UK

Industrial Agency Team of the Year

Winner: Ryden


  • Avison Young
  • Colliers
  • JLL
  • Savills UK

Investment Agency Team of the Year

Winner: Lismore Real Estate Adviors

Regeneration Project of the Year

Winner: The Linen Quarter, Pilmuir Works - Byzantian Developments + jmarchitects


  • Auldcathie District Park - Winchburgh Developments
  • Eastworks - Clyde Gateway Developments
  • New Olympia House - Redpath Construction + Clyde Gateway Developments
  • North Sighthill Regeneration - The City of Edinburgh Council + Anderson Bell + Christie
  • Paisley Learning & Cultural Hub - Renfrewshire Council + Collective Architecture
  • Paisley Town Hall - Renfrewshire Council + Holmes Miller Architects
  • Poynder Apartments - Eildon Housing Association + Aitken Turnbull Architects

Financial Partner of the Year

Winner: The Royal Bank of Scotland


  • Aldermore Bank
  • Bank of Scotland

Health Care Development of the Year

Winner: National Treatment Centre, Highland- NHS Highland + Oberlanders Architects


  • Blantyre Life - South Lanarkshire Council + Cruden
  • Dalgety Bay Care Home - Morrison Community Care Group + Holmes Miller
  • Linac & Admin Building, Western General Hospital - NHS Lothian+ HLM Architects
  • Waterfront Private Hospital - Dr Omar & Awf Quaba + NVDC Architects
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