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27 Feb 2014

Scottish Property Awards 2014


27 February 2014 – The best new commercial and public property developments in Scotland have been announced at the inaugural Scottish Property Awards celebrated at a sell-out event in Edinburgh tonight.

The SSE Hydro, the Dundee Waterfront, the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and Advocates Close in Edinburgh were among the high-profile winners of the awards which recognise commercial and regeneration projects in towns and cities.
A total of 15 awards were presented including the ultimate award of the night, Scottish Property Company of the Year, won by Ediston Real Estate for their work in UK property investment, development and asset management.
But it was the coordinated effort to create public facilities via private enterprise which found the most success with projects in Kilmarnock, Maryhill, Glenrothes, Irvine and Lasswade all receiving awards from an industry judging panel.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow:
The SSE Hydro

Dundee celebrated two awards – a Judges Award of Merit for the Dundee Waterfront and an award for Outstanding Individual Achievement, presented to Mike Galloway, the Director of City Development.
While in Aberdeen, Highly Commended awards were presented to the team behind the creation of new town, Chapelton and to Prime Four Business Park for Commercial Development.

The £1 billion development of Winchburgh Village in West Lothian also collected an award for Excellence in Masterplanning.
Alasdair Humphery, Chair of the Scottish Property Federation and judge of the awards commented;
“The Scottish Property Awards have provided a very welcome opportunity to celebrate all the achievements in property in the last year. The quality of work shown by our participants across both private and public sectors has been outstanding and shows positive progress which is very encouraging for our industry. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners.”

Dan Macdonald, Chief Executive of Macdonald Estates and member of the judging panel, commented;
“By rewarding the hard work of teams, businesses and individuals, these awards can be a vital part of our rehabilitation as an industry and are a much valued opportunity for reflection on progress in the last year. Congratulations to all the winners.”
The event was well attended by over 450 of Scotland’s top property experts and followed an open competition which attracted 61 entries from 45 companies including developers, agents, funders and architects.

Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village:
Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village

The awards are judged by a panel of experts drawn from commercial property and are supported by a number of sponsors including the Scottish Property Federation and Wolffe Design.
The awards raise funds for the charity It’s Good 2 Give which supports families with children suffering from cancer. Last night guests were shown new plans for a new residential therapeutic retreat which the charity is hoping to build in rural Stirlingshire.

Scottish Property Awards 2014 Winners


Development of the Year (Commercial buildings) sponsored by Ryden
Winner – Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh (Chris Stewart Group)
Highly Commended – Prime Four Business Park, Aberdeen (Drum Property Group)

Advocates Close in Edinburgh :
Advocates Close in Edinburgh

Architectural Excellence Award (Commercial buildings) sponsored by Call Print
Winner – Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd)
Highly Commended – The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (Malcolm Fraser Architects)
Highly Commended – Scottish Water HQ, the Bridge (Reiach and Hall Architects)

Charlotte Square in Edinburgh:

Charlotte Square 1
photo © Robin Gautier

Development of the Year (Public building) sponsored by BRE Scotland
Winner – Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow (JM Architects)
Highly Commended – The Olympia, Glasgow (Clyde Gateway)

Architectural Excellence Award (Public building) sponsored by Wolffe
Winner – SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Foster and Partners)
Highly Commended – Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes (B3 Architects/Cre8Architecture)

City Regeneration Project of the Year
Winner – Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Dalmarnock, Glasgow (City Legacy Homes)
Highly Commended – Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh (Chris Stewart Group)

Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year
Winner – Kilmarnock Opera House (KLIN Group)
Highly Commended – The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (Robin Baker Architects)

Urban Regeneration Project of the Year
Winner – Red Tree Business Centre, Bridgeton, Glasgow (Clyde Gateway)

Community Partnership of the Year sponsored by Cameron Presentations
Winner – The Lasswade Centre; Scottish Futures Trust
Highly Commended – The Playz, North Ayrshire; Irvine Bay Regeneration Company

Property Advisory Team of the Year sponsored by Millar & Bryce
Winner – Jones Lang LaSalle

Best Achievement in Master Planning sponsored by the Scotsman
Winner – Winchburgh Town Centre Masterplan, West Lothian (Michael Laird Architects)
Highly Commended – Chapelton, Aberdeenshire (Elsick Development Company)

Property Funding Team of the Year sponsored by Baker Tilly
Winner – Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking
Highly Commended – Barclays Bank plc

Judges Award of Merit
Dundee Waterfront

Judges Award of Merit
Atria, Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh Council)

Outstanding Individual Contribution of the Year sponsored by Santander
Mike Galloway, Director of City Development, Dundee

Scottish Property Company of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland
Winner – Ediston Real Estate

Scottish Property Awards 2014 Judging Panel
Karen Anderson, Chair, Architecture and Design Scotland
Malcolm Macleod, Chair, Heads of Planning Scotland
Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government
Dan Macdonald, Chief Executive, Macdonald Estates
Nick Penny, Director, Development and Planning, Savills
Nick Scott, Head of Property, Brodies
Sarah Speirs, Director RICS
Bob Serafini, Commercial Property Journalist
Lynne McNicol, Director of Fundraising, It’s Good To Give
Jestyn Davies, Chair, Scottish Property Federation
Craig McLaren, Director, RTPI Scotland
Rufus Logan, Director Scotland, BRE
A full list of all the finalists can be seen at

Property Awards Scotland

Scottish Property Awards 2007 Shortlist:

Commercial Development of the Year

110 St Vincent Street Glasgow
200 Broomielaw Glasgow
Aurora Glasgow
Sentinel Glasgow

Mixed Use Development of the Year

Calton Gate Edinburgh
Edinburgh Quay
Quartermile Edinburgh
Xscape Braehead

Residential Development of the Year

Glasgow Harbour
Platinum Point Edinburgh
Quartermile Edinburgh
St Vincent Place Edinburgh

Green Award

Edinburgh City Council HQ
Great Glen House
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
waverley Gate Edinburgh

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Best Commercial project – Royal Bank of Scotland World HQ
Best Architectural Practice – Cooper Cromar Architects


Office Award

Royal Bank of Scotland – RBS Gogarburn
Kenmore Group – Sentinel
Commercial Estates Group – Aurora

Retail Award

Henry Boot Developments – Ayr Central
Scottish Retail Property Limited – East Kilbride Shopping Centre
Henderson Global Investors – Craigleith Retail Park

Mixed Use Award

Applecross Properties – Eyre Place, Edinburgh
CSC/Park Lane Developments – Renfrew Riverside
Miller Developments – Edinburgh Quay

Regeneration Award

Pacific Quay Developments – Pacific Quay
The Price of Wale’s Phoenix Trust/Persimmon Homes/Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc – The Domestic Finishing Mill, Anchor Mills, Paisley
Elphinstone – City Park

Architectural Practice Award

Keppie Design
Michael Laird
3D Architects
Cooper Cromar

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