Monday, 22 June 2015

Scottish Home Awards 2015 - Large Housing Development of the Year

Last week saw the return of the Scottish Home Awards at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, with David Phillips sponsoring Large Development of the Year -- an award ultimately won this year by Stewart Milne for their Lairds Gate development.

Founded in 2007, the Scottish Home Awards is an independent programme designed to recognise excellence in Scottish housebuilding, with an emphasis on helping the country's developers and house builders to promote, and ultimately sell their new builds.

The event was held on Thursday 19th June, and the awards ceremony was part of a large black-tie dinner - a perfect opportunity to network with those in the industry and catch up with old partners. Natalie Simpson, Sarah Lakin, Steven Corbett and Lesley Kidd from David Phillips North were joined at our table by representatives from Fresh Student Living, Places for People, Gibson Grey, Corona Real Estate and Corum Estate Agents.

Large Housing Development of the Year

This year we sponsored the Large Housing Development of the Year award, a highly coveted award within the industry which this year had 9 nominees:

  • WINNER: Stewart Milne Homes – Laird’s Gate, Stewarton

This year's winner - Laird's Gate - is set in Stewarton, one of the most historic and scenic towns in Ayrshire. With excellent road and rail connections to Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Ayr and the west coast, the development is hugely well connected and easily accessible, while retaining a sense of suburban relaxation. The build comprises a collection of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, and has proven highly popular in the region. 

The local area is hugely friendly and welcoming, and features a collection of fantastic amenities. With this alone taken into consideration, it's no surprise to see Stewart Milne picking up this year's award.

  • Barratt Scotland – Den of Pitfodels, Aberdeen

Den of Pitfodels in Aberdeen features a number of luxurious three, four and five bedroom homes located on the edge of Royal Deeside. Close to the popular village of Cults and Bieldside, this development sought to create a relaxing suburb for families in the region. 

  • Bellway Homes – Eastfields, Glasgow

  • Bellway's Eastfields development is a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes located a stones throw from greater Glasgow, designed with the City's working families looking for a more quiet suburban life in mind. Minutes on foot from both a train station and a shopping centre, this development has already proved highly popular with buyers. 

  • Bett Homes – Venture, Dumbarton

Located in Dumbarton, Venture is a collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties within close proximity to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. A historic area, Dumbarton features a historic castle and the ancient Dumbarton Rock, while still offering plenty to those more accustomed to suburban living with a vibrant town centre and good road and rail links to Glasgow. 

  • CALA Homes – Albert Dock, Edinburgh

  • Less than three miles from central Edinburgh, Albert Dock comprises a number of spacious 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses close to the "Shore" area of Leith. The development is designed to foster a new sense of community in the area, and is located close to a number of stylish bars, restaurants and shops, perfect for young professionals and families. 

  • Cruden Homes -   Oaklands, Edinburgh

Cruden's Oaklands development consists of 49 properties, a mixture of two and three bedroom terraced and semi detached houses and four bedroom detached homes located in the west of Edinburgh. With a focus on design, the modern homes are located minutes from the heart of the city, with easy access to both the city centre and main routes out of town.

  • Glencairn Properties – Bellevue Colonies, Edinburgh

  • Bellevue colonies from Glencairn comprises a selection of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments designed with young professionals and small families in mind. Located near the heart of Edinburgh, the development offers contemporary style and close proximity to the City's amenities, perfect for those looking to maintain a city lifestyle. 

  • S1 Developments – Ellersly Road, Edinburgh

Ellersly road is an award winning development in the heart of Murrayfield, comprising 50 properties with high specification internal fittings ranging from single bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom townhouses. Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, this development is perfect for young professionals and families -- and its popularity was clear, with all properties sold before the development was even completed in December.

  • Urban Union – Laurieston Phase 1, Glasgow

Urban Union's Laurieston development seeks to provide high-quality city accommodation, nested in the heart of a revived community. The development holds a city park at its centre, designed to provide public amenities and links to New Gorbals, Tradeston and Glasgow, while fostering a sense of community among residents. The developer sought to take a 'best practice' approach, to ensure that Laurieston becomes a prime location in the Glasgow area.

Other categories

Along with the Large Housing Development of the Year category, the awards evening saw a number of developers collect awards for performance in a number of categories -- from house builder of the year to customer service excellence. To see the full list of finalists and winners, visit

We had a fantastic time at this year's event, meeting a number of new faces and reuniting with old partners. We're already looking forward to next year!

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