Drum Property Group has made the finals of the inaugural Scottish Property Awards.
Drum, and the Prime Four Business Park development are among the finalists in the new national awards programme which recognises excellence in commercial and public property.
Experts drawn from the property industry gathered in Edinburgh recently to consider over 60 entries received from 45 companies, including developers, agents, funders and architects. Drum has been selected as a finalist in the following categories:
Development of the Year (Commercial buildings)Architectural Excellence Award (Commercial buildings)Achievement in Master PlanningProperty Company of the Year
Winners have now been chosen in 12 categories but contenders will have to wait until February to find out when the announcement is made at an awards dinner to be held in Edinburgh.
Alasdair Humphery, Chair of the Scottish Property Federation and judge of the awards commented:
“The judging process brought to light the outstanding quality of work creating commercial and public property in Scotland. Many of the entries were equally impressive, making for rigorous debate and some tough decisions. However, the judges concluded reflecting on the hugely positive developments in property going on across the nation which is very encouraging for our industry.”
Dan Macdonald, Chief Executive of Macdonald Estates and also one of the judges in the programme, commented:
“The revival of the commercial property industry has far reaching consequences that are extremely important in fuelling the need of a proper national plan that includes major infrastructure, training skills in the correct disciplines and boosting job growth prospects.
The Scottish Property Awards are linked closely to measuring economic growth and the projects require the enthusiastic support of government, councils, the industry and the public. Creativity and entrepreneurialism are very alive at a difficult time. Not least the essence of the competition has shown that ability within the industry to raise funding is quite evident in rising development activity.”