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.
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.
The best new homes in Scotland have been revealed at the 7th annual Scottish Home Awards 2014 held in Edinburgh last night.
The Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village in Glasgow delivered by City Legacy was the evening’s major winner, collecting three awards on the night. The team won Community Partnership of the Year, City Apartment of the Year and Starter Home of the Year.
18 awards in total were presented across all budgets covering luxury housing, affordable flats and designer conversions with properties in Elgin, Paisley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeenshire and North Berwick all collecting prizes.
Springfield Properties collected the ultimate award for the second year in a row, the Scottish House Builder of the Year Award 2014 after notching up an impressive year of business and also collecting the Sales and Marketing Team of the Year Award.
Springfield built over 300 homes in 2013 to suit a range of budgets. Their marketing campaign, branded Springfield Choices, created a 37% increase in sales and reinforced their strategy delivering bespoke homes created by their customers.
Housing Association of the Year went to Dundee and Perth based Caledonia Housing Association which manages 4,000 homes in Tayside, Fife and the Highlands and employing over 190 people in care and support services.
Luxury builder, CALA Homes, picked up two awards on the evening winning House of the Year for The Darroch in Woodilee Village, Lenzie while in the East, their McRae house in North Berwick collected the prize for Show Home of the Year.
The Castlewell development in Aberdeenshire, a community-driven development of new housing in Ellon won Housing Development of the Year award for Barratt Developments after the judges praised their exceptional approach to architecture and community engagement.
While in East Lothian the Conversion of the Year Award was collected by Lorn Macneal Architects for St Andrews Court, a small development of apartments in the desirable seaside town of Gullane.
Architectural Excellence for a single dwelling went to Chambers McMillian for The Ramp House in Edinburgh, a bespoke build of a two storey house designed to cope with the demands of a child with a physical disability.
Chair of the judging panel, the Scottish property journalist, Kirsty McLuckie, commented;
“We had a large number of contenders to consider with entries in their high hundreds again this year. This competition isn’t like other programmes. It’s clearly highly regarded, rigorously tested and really tough to win. Congratulations to all our winners.”
The Scottish Home Awards programme is sponsored by property management company, Ross and Liddell.
Andrew Cunningham, Director, commented:
“The Scottish Home Awards continues to go from strength to strength. Ross and Liddell are very happy to support this important programme which recognises the hard work and achievement of individuals and teams across the industry. Congratulations to all our winners this year and we wish them continued success.”
400 guests attended the event held at the EICC and were hosted by DJ’s Grant Stott and Arlene Stuart. Irish comedian, Andrew Ryan, provided after dinner entertainment.
The event, created in 2007 by KDMedia, has raised over £70,000 for charity with this year’s proceeds going to local charity It’s Good 2 Give to help build an incredible home for families with children affected by cancer – further information at www.itsgood2give.co.uk