Homes for Scotland Awards 2016

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Homes for Scotland Awards 2016

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6 Apr 2016

Homes for Scotland Awards Shortlist 2016

Homes for Scotland Awards Shortlist

6th April 2016 – Shortlist announced for premier home building awards

Trade body Homes for Scotland has announced the shortlist for Scotland’s premier industry awards as the organisation prepares for its largest ever celebration of the sector’s achievements.

Featuring refreshed and refocused categories which reflect what Homes for Scotland’s wide-ranging membership do first and foremost – build homes to meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations, those companies making the judges’ first cut are:

Private Development of the Year – large (100+ units)

 Dundas Estates & Development
Calderwood Village, Coatbridge
 Robertson Homes
Abbey Park, St Andrews
 Kier Living Eastern
Hawkhead Village, Paisley

Private Development of the Year – medium (26-99 units)

 Cruden Homes (East)
Woodcroft, Edinburgh
 A & J Stephen (Builders) & ZeroC Holdings
Chapleton, Aberdeenshire
 McCarthy & Stone
Lyle Court / Ramsay Grange, Edinburgh

Private Development of the Year – small (up to 25 units)

 Oakridge Group
The Gardens, Rutherford
 Springfield Properties
Middleton of Canmore, Braemar

Affordable Housing Development of the Year

 Places for People
Fortune Place, Edinburgh
 Wheatley Housing Group
Croftfoot St Julie’s, Glasgow
 Robertson Partnership Homes & Caledonia Housing Association
Kippen Dairy, Alexandria
 Wheatley Housing Group & CCG (Scotland)
Sighthill, Glasgow

Home of the Year – First Time Buyers

 Cruden Homes West
Berberis
 Places for People
Scotia
 Persimmon Homes North Scotland
Newmore

Supporting Organisation of the Year

 Brindley Associates
 Hillcrest Housing Association
 Forster Roofing Services

Reflecting the revamped programme for 2016, the independent judging panel, chaired by Kareen Davidson, former Sales & Marketing Director, Bett Homes, will be undertaking site visits to all the shortlisted entries in the Private and Affordable Housing Development categories. In addition, those companies shortlisted for Private Development of the Year will also be considered for the prestigious Home Builder of the Year award through a rigorous interview process.

Winners will be announced at the Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch (sponsored by Burness Paull) at the EICC on Friday 20 May which will be hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis. Now in its 14th year, the event continues to grow year-on-year, with a record number of over 1000 senior industry representatives and their guests already confirmed to attend.

Kareen Davidson said:

“Working to a strict set of criteria, my fellow judges and I are determined to ensure that this year’s awards are the most robust and credible in our industry.

“We have therefore highlighted those companies who have demonstrated a stand-out approach to customer needs, design quality and the placemaking and sustainability agendas as well as those supporting organisations who have added value to the sector whilst showcasing an impressive competitive edge.”

Homes for Scotland (www.homesforscotland.com) represents the country’s home building industry and holds awards each year in order to improve standards and promote best practice within the home building industry.

Homes for Scotland Awards Jury

The independent judging panel comprises:

Kareen Davidson(Chair) – Former Sales & Marketing Director, Bett Homes
Margaret Cumming – Former MD, Miller Homes
Linda Docherty – CML Scotland Chair
Pam Ewen – Immediate Past Convenor, RTPI
Ian Gilzean – Scottish Government Chief Architect
Malcolm MacLeod – NHBC Scotland Director
David Ogilvie – Housing policy and strategy consultant
Douglas Read – past president RIAS
David Stewart – Policy Lead, SFHA
Stuart Tait – Manager, Clydeplan

15 Dec 2015

Homes for Scotland Awards 2016

Revamped Homes for Scotland awards launched

Homes for Scotland Awards

Industry body Homes for Scotland has opened up entries for its refreshed and refocused 2016 awards scheme, designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse range of needs and aspirations.

Introduced in 2003 in order to recognise and promote best practice, the awards underpin the organisation’s work, with this year’s programme featuring the following refreshed categories:

• Private Development of the Year – large (100+units) (sponsored by NHBC)
• Private Development of the Year – medium (26-99 units) (sponsored by Ground Developments)
• Private Development of the Year – small (up to 25 units) (sponsored by Savills)
• Affordable Housing Development of the Year (sponsored by Forster Roofing)
• Home of the Year – First Time Buyers (sponsored by Allied Surveyors Scotland)
• Supporting Organisation of the Year

In addition, those companies shortlisted for Private Development of the Year will also be put forward for the prestigious title of Home Builder of the Year, with the soon-to-be announced independent
judging panel undertaking interviews with senior management during site visits to recognise the more rounded nature of this award.

Separately, and to coincide with 2016 being the year of Architecture, Design and Innovation in Scotland, a special student award has been introduced with the aim of helping engage and attract future talent to the sector.

All winners will be announced at the Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 20 May 2016 which will be hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis.

Now entering its 14th year, it is the largest such industry gathering attracting a record 900 guests in 2015 and with 250 places confirmed for 2016 in just the first week of bookings.

Chairman Jim Mather said:

“Refreshed and refocused are the key characteristics of our new approach to Homes for Scotland’s 2016 annual awards.

“This is a direct result of the work of a panel of our members whose remit was to ensure that our awards continue to be among the most relevant, credible, motivating and highly regarded in the industry – as they are shaped by those who know exactly what’s involved in delivering the range of quality homes that our country desperately needs.

“The categories for this year’s scheme cover the placemaking and sustainability agendas, architectural design quality and commercial success as well as championing those supporting organisations who play a vital role in housing delivery.”

For further information, visit www.homesforscotland.com

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