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Posted on 17th June 2016

The best housebuilders in Scotland have been named at the national awards celebration for housing held in Edinburgh on Thursday 16th June.

CALA Homes were crowned Large Housebuilder of the Year after a year in which they delivered exceptional growth in a number of new locations.  They also collected an award for Customer Service Excellence.

S1 Developments, the Edinburgh-based boutique builder, were crowned Small Housebuilder of the Year as their work to deliver high end luxury housing continued with success.  They also collected an award for Apartment Development of the Year for Ellersly Road in Murrayfield.

Other private developments which collected awards included MNM Developments in Portobello, Laurel Homes in Ayrshire, Whiteburn in Dundee and Dundas Estates in Coatbridge.   Bellway Homes and AVANT Homes collected awards for Starter Home of the Year and House of the Year respectively.

In the social housing sector, Thenue Housing Association which provides affordable housing for rent in Glasgow collected the award for Housing Association of the Year after a busy year in which they also secured £1.2m of unclaimed benefits for tenants.  Craigdale Housing Association won the award for Small Housing Association.

550 people gathered at The Scottish Home Awards, sponsored by Ross + Liddell and delivered in partnership with a number of industry bodies and the help an expert judging panel.

Andrew Cunningham, Director of Ross + Liddell, commented;

“It is clear from the high quality of entries that house builders are striving to meet and exceed client aspirations in terms of design, build quality and price.   The Scottish Home Awards continue to play an important role in supporting and promoting housebuilders by ensuring recognition and acknowledgement of excellence and innovation.   Congratulations to all our winners in another exciting year showcasing and rewarding the strength and depth of housebuilding in Scotland.”

18 awards were handed out after 66 companies in Scotland progressed to the finals in the competition which strives to identify the best new build housing created and delivered in the last year.

The awards are also a fundraiser for ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ a small charity with big ambitions to build The Ripple Retreat, a luxury residential retreat on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park.  The property will be gifted for short stay visits to young cancer patients and their families.

Winning Developments:

Sighthill, Glasgow by GHA

Mosspark Boulevard, Cardonald, Glasgow by Southside & Loretto Housing Associations

Panmure Street, Glasgow by CCG

Ellersly House, Murrayfield, Edinburgh by S1 Developments

Harbour Green, Portobello, Edinburgh by MNM Developments

Calderwood Village, Coatbridge by Dundas Estates

Dunlop Manor, Ayrshire by Laurel Homes

Parkview, Dundee, by Whiteburn Parkview

Fortune Place, Edinburgh by CastleRock Edinvar

Winning Businesses:



Southside Housing Association

Loretto Housing Association

MNM Developments

HLM Architects

Laurel Homes

Whiteburn Parkview


Linstone Housing Association

CastleRock Edinvar

Queensberry Properties

Bellway Homes

Craigdale Housing Association

Thenue Housing Association

S1 Developments

CALA Homes

View a list of Winners in Full: here