The Herald Property

Awards for Scotland 2021

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021 powered by Property Studios will honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful home and commercial builders, developers, agents, interior designers and registered social landlords. As publisher of Scotland’s most comprehensive property guide, Scotland’s Homes, The Herald is proud to organise these established industry awards which will once again showcase excellence in the property market.

Entries to the awards are now closed and an expert judging panel have been assembled to carry out site visits to properties and developments, ensuring the judging process is robust and transparent.

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021 powered by Property Studios will honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful home and commercial builders, developers, agents, interior designers and registered social landlords. As publisher of Scotland’s most comprehensive property guide, Scotland’s Homes, The Herald is proud to organise these established industry awards which will once again showcase excellence in the property market.

Entries to the awards are now open and an expert judging panel will be assembled to carry out site visits to properties and developments, ensuring the judging process is robust and transparent.

EVENT
DATE

Thursday, September 30

ENTRY DEADLINE

Thursday, July 8

Countdown to Entry Deadline:

2021/07/08 23:59:59

Sponsors

The Herald would like to thank our 2021 sponsors for their support.

TITLE SPONSOR

Property Studios is an award-winning creative marketing agency specialising in services for the Scottish property sector.

As market leaders in innovation, we offer the widest range of property marketing solutions of any agency in Scotland. Our state-of-the-art products and pioneering technology empowers estate & letting agents, solicitors, architects, builders, and developers to showcase their properties at magazine-level quality, boosting interest, generating sales, and creating market share.

With an average of 500 unique jobs each month, we can offer cost-effective, large-scale marketing to our growing list of clients.

Our extensive range of services includes:

• Architecture photography
• 3D virtual Matterport tours
• Off-plan CGIs and virtual property staging
• 2D, 3D, and interactive floorplans
• Property films, site maps and graphics
• Brochures, magazines and micro-websites
• Professional copywriting
• Social media and website content
• Live, interactive property viewings
• Online and print promotional campaigns

Our award-winning team has unrivalled property sector knowledge which enables us to custom-create products for our clients. By working in partnership with us, many of our clients have overcome industry obstacles, and successfully broken into new geographical areas and markets.

CATEGORY SPONSORS

SPONSORSHIP

Raise your profile across the Property Sector in Scotland by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager on stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6050.

Categories

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland honours the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful house builders, developers and registered social landlords. There are 17 categories to choose from, touching on key aspects of the Property sector.

Best Show Home

Have you produced Scotland’s Best Show Home? Is the design and style created for the property and its potential purchasers? Judges will be looking for a design scheme which enhances the home’s interior space.

This category rewards spacious and stylish properties at the top end of the market. Design, quality of finish, landscaping, fixtures and fittings and location will be combined to create a spacious and well-designed home in the ideal location.

Best Family Home (Large) (200sqm floor area and above)

Affordability, good value for money and meeting the needs of a family with both young and older children are key criteria in this category. Judges will be looking for adaptability, space saving ideas, safety and convenience in a well-located property that has been designed and built with the family in mind.

Best Family Home (Small) – (199sqm floor area and under)

Affordability, good value for money and meeting the needs of a family with both young and older children are key criteria in this category. Judges will be looking for adaptability, space saving ideas, safety and convenience in a well-located property that has been designed and built with the family in mind.

Best Apartment

This category will reward a single, one-off building or scheme comprising apartments. Judges will consider the layout, design, storage, built-in features and interior specification and target market. The apartment should offer flexible living and convenience and successfully meet the needs of the target market.

Renovation & Conversion

This recognises an enterprising development or sympathetic conversion of a dated or derelict property which retains the best features of the original building while creating a modern home appropriate to 21st century living. Judges will consider the exterior and interior appearance as well as interesting adaptation of original features.

An individual new build property or small development (maximum of 10 units) in any style and setting will be rewarded in this category. Entries will be judged on the quality of design, layout, location, features and specification and energy efficiency.

Best Regeneration Project

Open to projects of all sizes and scales, as well as both public and private sector companies and partnerships. An example of such projects could include the regeneration of dilapidated buildings, housing schemes or town centres. Entries should show innovative use of brown field sites as well as architectural design and consideration for green issues. The project should demonstrate value for money and how the area has been revitalised for those who live and work there.

Affordable Housing Development of the Year

This category is open to registered social housing providers, charities, trusts or public bodies in partnership with a local authority and/or a developer for rent and/or shared ownership. The judges will be looking for evidence of how the development has impacted positively on the lives of local residents and contributed towards the regeneration of the area. Consideration will be given to the use of sustainable materials and building techniques, as well as the development’s impact on the local environment.

Commercial Project of the Year

The aim of this category is to recognise a commercial property which meets the needs of its target market. Open to projects of all sizes and scales, as well as both public and private sector companies and partnerships. This could be a new build, renovation or fit out project. Entries should show innovative use of materials and building techniques as well as architectural design and consideration for green issues. Entries will be judged on how well the property meets the needs of its target market along with the quality of design, layout, location, features, specification and energy efficiency.

Development of the Year

Site layout, design, range of house types and local amenities are key criteria in this category. Judges will be looking for a development which has been carefully planned to make the most of its location, resulting in a pleasant and desirable place.

Interior Design Residential

This category will look to reward a well-planned, well-designed and well-executed interior brief for a residential property. We are looking for an interior design company who has helped their client meet their interior design goals.

Residential Sales Team of the Year

Buying and selling property is recognised as one of the more stressful activities in life. A good sales team can do much to ease the stress as well as achieving a successful outcome for all parties. This category will reward an outstanding sales team in the residential market. Judges will be looking for evidence of how the team has distinguished itself from the competition and how their efforts have contributed to the delivery of a high quality, stress reducing, cost effective service to buyers and sellers alike. Innovation and commitment to the industry are also important.

This award will recognise an Estate Agency that has gone the extra mile for their clients. We are looking for an agency who are innovative in their approach to customer service methods, business trends and marketing. Judges will be looking for evidence on how the agency has established themselves as the go to company for their area, and as a result how this has driven the agency’s growth and success rates.

Interior Design Commercial

Brand new for 2019, this category will look to reward a well-planned, well-designed and well-executed interior brief for a commercial property. We are looking for an interior design company who has helped the likes of offices, hotels and restaurants meet their interior design goals.

Property Team of the Year

This category will reward an outstanding sales, marketing, construction or management team within the property industry. This could also be a supplier to the industry who can demonstrate great success. Judges will be looking for evidence on how the team has distinguished itself from the competition and how their efforts have contributed to the overall company’s success.

Residential Lettings Team

An active private sector letting market is now a recognised a feature of the Scottish property market. A good lettings team can do much to not only achieve lettings but manage the tenancy to achieve a successful outcome for all parties. This category will reward an outstanding letting team in the residential market. Judges will be looking for evidence of how the team has distinguished itself from the competition and how their efforts have contributed to the delivery of a high quality, cost effective service to landlords and tenants alike. Innovation and commitment to the industry are also important.

How to Enter

ELIGIBILITY

The awards are open to all companies building and developing in Scotland. Properties or development phases entered in any category MUST have been completed between June 2019 and May 2021.

If you are submitting a development, the first phase must have been completed between these dates. Properties in the Best Show Home category must still be functioning show homes when judges conduct their site visits. In all categories, if the property submitted has been sold it is your responsibility to ensure that judges will be able to gain access to conduct a site visit. If judges are unable to gain access, physically or virtually, at the arranged time the entry will be disqualified. Each entry should state clearly which house or building is being entered in each category.

The entry fee is £45 + VAT per entry. We can accept payment by credit or debit card online. Payment must be made when submitting your entry(ies). Once your entry has been submitted you will receive an entry confirmation email with details on how to pay.

2021 ENTRY GUIDE

We have created a guide for our entrants to download which outlines how to enter, what is required for entry and information on how to upload your supporting documents. All entrants must review the entry guide before submitting their entry.

When submitting an entry for the following categories:

• Property Team of the Year
• Residential Sales Team of the Year
• Residential Letting Team of the Year
• Estate Agency of the Year
• Interior Design Commercial
• Interior Design Residential

Please refer to the team entry form.

Judges

JUDGING PANEL CHAIR

Andrew McFarlane LLM DipBS FRICS FBEng FCIArb
Consultant, DM Hall Chair of Judging Panel

Tom Barclay BSc, MBA, FRICS, CIHCM, MIoD
Group Director of Property and Development, Wheatley Group

Richard Blair
Business Development Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Beverley Brown BA
Property Writer/Scotland’s Homes

Alexander Cassidy
Director, Ross and Liddell

Alison Glen BSc (Hons) BArch RIBA ARIAS NRAC
Director & Access Consultant, Barham Glen Architects Ltd

Gail Hunter
former Director, RICS Scotland

Donna Milton
Managing Director, Arneil Johnston

Sara Seravalli
Creative Director, Double S Events Ltd

Doreen Smith
Partner, Doreen Smith Interiors / Creative Director, Sophia & Joseph

Event

The Awards Ceremony

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021 powered by Property Studios will take place virtually Thursday, September 30, 2021 via our online Awards Room Platform.

Information on how to book tickets will be available after judging.

The evening includes entertainment, networking and the awards presentation.

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Download a PDF of previous winners and finalists

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Stephen Laughlin, Events Manager, on 0141 302 6050 or stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

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