Entries are now open for The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2024 and developers, agents, interior designers and registered social landlords have until Tuesday, April 30 to submit their applications.
This year’s Awards will be made up of 20 different categories including three new for 2024 – Property Marketing Team of the Year, Excellence in Sustainability Award and Property Management/Factoring Services Team of the Year – and once again they will honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful companies and individuals working in this sector.
As has happened in previous years, a high number of entries is predicted for these prestigious awards, which have gained an industry-wide reputation thanks to the thoroughness and transparency of their judging criteria.
The robustness of this process involves site visits by judges to every single property submitted in all categories regardless of location, a process that last year saw visits to developments across the length and breadth of Scotland in order to ensure that only those that met the highest standards of design and construction quality were considered as finalists.
Amongst those that eventually emerged as winners were the Skinny House in Bridge of Allan, a one-off property by Crammond Select Homes that won the Individual New Build or Development Category for a home that managed to incorporate two external courtyards into a contemporary two-story living space measuring just four and a half metres wide, and Queen’s Quay, where Loretto Housing Association, part of the Wheatley Group, in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council and MAST architects won the ‘Best Regeneration Project – Residential’ for social housing on the site of the former John Brown shipyard.
Other winners included Phase 10 Abbeycraig Road, a development by Lochfield Park Housing Association of 84 new build homes and apartments overlooking the 7 Lochs Wetland Park in Easterhouse that won best ‘Affordable Housing Development of the Year’, and the development of the North & South Block pavilions within the ground of Torwood House in Murrayfield, which won the Best Apartment award for AMA Homes and Oberlanders Architects.
Amongst this year’s categories are: Best Show Home, sponsored by DAW Signs; Best Luxury Home, Sponsored by Ross & Liddell; Estate Agency of the Year, Sponsored by Landmark Scotland; Affordable Housing Development of the Year, sponsored by NHBC and Development of the Year, sponsored by Hyperoptic. Gary Daw, Managing Director at Daw Signs said: “Having sponsored the awards for a decade, we have been privileged to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication within the industry. We are committed to honouring the quality craftsmanship we see year on year and are looking forward to seeing the developments in the final.”
The awards will continue to recognise outstanding work from housebuilders in the scottish property sector including rewards the ‘Best Show Home’ sponsored by Ross & Liddell. Dionne Wilson Sim, Associate Director, New Business said Ross & Liddell are delighted to be in continued support of the Herald Property Awards. The Herald Property Awards play an important role in showcasing the achievements of Scotland’s talent within the property sector. Ross & Liddell are honoured to be a part of sponsoring the award categories as well as being a part of the judging panel. Looking back at the standard of entries in previous years, we look forward to seeing the fantastic entries that come to the Herald Property Awards in 2024.“
Another category returning for 2024 is the Residential Lettings Team of the Year sponsored by SafeDeposits Scotland and Mike Smith, Head of SafeDeposits Scotland, said: “I am delighted that SafeDeposits Scotland is returning as a sponsor of The Herald Property Awards for Scotland. We had the privilege of attending last year’s event and experiencing the sense of pride and passion that finalists in all categories had. I believe events such as this, which celebrate achievements of organisations and individuals, are an important way of amplifying best practice across the housing sector.”
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 30 with an early bird discount of 10% for entries received by Friday, February 23.
The awards ceremony itself will take place on Thursday, September 26 at Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow and full details on how to enter are available from : https://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/heraldpropertyawards/