The Scottish Home Awards was founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry.
It is an independent awards programme, run for the benefit of the housebuilding community, with the objective of helping house builders and housing associations sell, rent or promote their properties more effectively.
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.
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
Southside Housing Association
Loretto Housing Association
Linstone Housing Association
Craigdale Housing Association
Thenue Housing Association
View a list of Winners in Full: here
Ross and Liddell are the headline sponsor of the Scottish Home Awards. Ross and Liddell are one of Scotland’s most established property management companies. As well as property management and maintenance, the business provides a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services, including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.
Employing 95 staff, Ross and Liddell has offices in Edinburgh, Paisley and Dundee as well as an office in Glasgow city centre and a lettings office in the west end of the city. For more information on Ross and Liddell services and property advice, please go to www.ross-liddell.com or call 0131 346 8989.