THE HERALD
PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND 2022

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2022 honoured 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.

The awards took place on Thursday, September 29 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow. Full information on this year’s winner can be found below.

EVENT
DATE

Thursday, September 29

Countdown to Awards Ceremony:

2022/09/29 19:00:00

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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.

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.

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.

Best 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.

Individual New Build & Small Development

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Project of the Year

This category will look to reward a well-planned, well-designed and well-executed interior brief for a residential or commercial property where the designer(s) has helped their client meet their interior design goals.

New for 2022! As we head towards a zero carbon future this category aims to recognise those who have already begun that journey and are today delivering a product which is ready for the future challenges. The purchase of a property is a long term investment and choices made today have long term effects. Homes created must however still meet the needs of occupiers. Entries will be judged on the quality of design, layout, location, features and specification, local amenities (reduction on car dependence) energy efficiency, green aspects (non carbon heating, solar/wind generation, future proofing, recycyling, electric vehicle charging points).

2022 WINNERS

Best Show Home – sponsored by DAW Signs

• Dawn Homes The Leven, Mayfields, Glenmavis – Commendation
• Robertson Homes – The Stewart Garden Room, Southfield Grange- Winner

Best Luxury Home (for developers building more than 50 units per year) – sponsored by Ross & Liddell

• Technique Architecture and Design – The Pond House – Winner

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

• Walker Group – The Gladstone, Monarchs Way, West Calder – Winner

Best Family Home (Large) (200sqm floor area and above) – sponsored by DAW Interiors

• Snowdrop Developments – The Macallan, Chapelton – Winner

Best Apartment

• Perella Homes – Flat 7, The Hamiltons Apartments – Commendation
• Northumberland Street Properties & Studio LBA – No. 5 Warriston Road – Winner

Best Renovation / Conversion

• Collective Architecture – Observatory House – Commendation
• Technique Architecture and Design – The Den – Winner

Individual New Build or Small Development

• Nest – Coorie Winner
• Simpson Builders & HEB Homes – Plot 30, Fasaich, Gairloch – Commendation

Best Regeneration Project – Commercial

• Building Design Partnership Ltd – Glasgow Queen Street Station Redevelopment – Commendation
• Building Design Partnership Ltd – Learning and Teaching Building, University of Strathclyde – Winner

Best Regeneration Project – Residential

• South Lanarkshire Council in partnership with Hub South West and CCG (Scotland)- Whitlawburn Regeneration – Commendation
• Link Group & McTaggart Construction – Riverside Dalmarnock – Winner

Property Team of the Year

• Perceptive Communicators – Winner

Estate Agency of the Year – Sponsored by Landmark Scotland

• McArthur Scott – Winner

Residential Sales Team of the Year

• Upload Abode – Winner

Residential Letting Team of the Year – sponsored by Aspray Glasgow West

• Western Lettings – Winner

Interior Design Commercial

• Morgan Architects – Tailor Made Suites, Montrose Street – Winner

Interior Design Residential

• Studio LBI – Winner

Green Housing Award – sponsored by Lowther, part of Wheatley Group

• Connect Modular Ltd – Kilmarnock Road, Dundonald – Commendation
• Simpson Builders & HEB Homes – Plot 30, Fasaich, Gairloch – Winner

Affordable Housing Development of the Year – sponsored by NHBC

• The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Anderson Bell Christie and CCG (Scotland)– Bingham Avenue – Winner
• Port of Leith Housing Association – Heron Place – Commendation

Commercial Project of the Year

• Tayport Community Trust & Collective Architecture – The Larick Centre – Commendation
• FORE Partnership – Cadworks, Glasgow – Winner

Judge’s Special Award

• Turner Townsend – Barclays Campus, Glasgow – Winner

Development of the Year – sponsored by s1homes

• AMA Homes – Springwell – Winner
• Westpoint Homes – Seafield Gardens, Ayr – Commendation 

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
Professional Group Director of Property and Development

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

Richard Hepburn
Managing Director, Landmark 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

We celebrated the 15th anniversary of The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2022 on Thursday, September 29 at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

Full information on winners can be found above and photos from the event can be found below.

Garry Spence

FAQ

The awards are open to all companies building and developing in Scotland. Properties or development phases entered in any category should have been completed between May 2021 and May 2022. 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 from June 9 – August 2.

The entry deadline is Thursday, June 9. The entry deadline applies to property & team entries.

The entry fee is £55 + VAT per entry. Payment for entries is taking upon submitting your entry. Early bird entry fees are £65 + VAT per entry for a limited time only.

Tickets to attend the ceremony are £175 + VAT. Tables of ten are available at £1550 + VAT.

The judging process will involve site visits to properties and developments. The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered, or feedback provided – you will find more information on the judging process below:

Once your entry has been received and paid for it will be put forward to our judging panel.

Two judges will be allocated to every property for site visits and will contact you directly so please ensure you provide the correct contact details of the person who they can arrange this with.

Please note that all judges work independently so you will be required to conduct two site visits – one for each judge. These may be on different days. Our judges liaise directly with the relevant site contact to ensure dates and times are suitable for all parties.

Judges will conduct site visits between June and early August. Any property unable to be seen during this time will be disqualified.

Where possible, we would ask that physical site visits are taken place following current government guidelines. Any particular information in relation to site visits and site rules must be made aware to the judge ahead of their visit.

Where a physical site visit is not possible, the judges will arrange a video conference call with yourselves. They ask that you have facilities to virtually tour the property/development along with ability to still liaise with the site contact during this time. This allows for the judges and entrants to be able to discuss and question the property upon viewing.

If you have any questions in relation to site visits, please make sure you contact Events Manager, Stephen Laughlin on 0141 302 6050 or by email stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk ahead of submitting your entry.

Once site visits have been completed judges will gather to discuss their scores from the site visits.

If you submitted an entry for any of the below category’s judges will be sent your entry information ahead of the judging day and no site visit is required.

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

You will then be contacted mid-late August on the outcome of your entry.

The shortlist will be listed in The Herald, Scotland’s Homes and on this website mid-August.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday, September 29 at Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow Central. More information on the event and tickets can be found in the ‘The Awards Ceremony’ section above.

We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the entry process or event. Please contact Events Manager, Stephen Laughlin on 0141 302 6050 or stephen.laughlin@newsquest.co.uk with all enquires.

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