Portsmouth claimed a double crown as ‘City of the Year’ and ‘Corporate Real Estate Team of the Year’ for its city council staff as the region’s property professionals demonstrated their prowess to the full within the 15 awards presented at this year’s South Coast Property Awards.
From business parks to builders; shopping complexes to science campuses, regeneration projects to residential homes; property law to client service; workplace environments to architectural excellence – each had come under the astute assessment of the SCPA Judging Panel.
But, when it came to overall town or city developments, Portsmouth – ‘the Great Waterfront City’ adopting a culture-led regeneration approach, revitalising insights into its past, but also unfolding the emerging story of Portsmouth’s future as a vibrant coastal economy’ – pipped its south coast rivals.
Not that one of those rivals – Southampton – didn’t claim its own share of award-winning property development recognition at the evening.
Southampton City Council chief executive Dawn Baxendale, for example, was awarded the SCPA ‘Outstanding Contribution’ honour for her successful work in leading progress of the city’s ongoing redevelopment master-plan.
Generous donations from guests attending saw over £3,000 collected for the event’s chosen charity, The Rainbow Centre.
South Coast Property Awards 2017 winners on the night, staged at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, were:
Property Consultancy: Offices – sponsored by CoStar Group UK
- Winner: Lambert Smith Hampton
Property Consultancy: Client Service – sponsored by Blake Morgan
- Winner: Vail Williams
Industrial & Logistics Property Consultancy – sponsored by CoStar Group UK
- Winner: Lambert Smith Hampton
Business Park of the Year – sponsored by CBRE
- Winner: Dunsbury Park, Havant
Glenmore Business Park, Chichester
Town/City of the Year – sponsored by Barton Willmore
- Winner: Portsmouth
Workplace Environment – sponsored by Support on the Spot
- Winner: University of Southampton Science Park
Cumberland House, Southampton,
Savannah House, Southampton
The White Building, Southampton
Architectural Practice of the Year – sponsored by McCarthy & Stone
- Winner: Stride Treglown (Winchester)
Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Scale-Up Property Business of the Year – sponsored by Smith & Williamson
- Winner: The Mortgage Hut
Hampshire & Regional Property Group
Paul Basham Associates
Regeneration Project of the Year – sponsored by Blake Morgan
- Winner: Meridian Waterside (Inland Homes), Southampton
Quay West, Poole
Corporate Real Estate Executive or Team – sponsored by The Business Magazine
- Winner: Portsmouth City Council
Property Law Firm – sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton
Winner: Blake Morgan
Property Deal of the Year – sponsored by Ashville Asset Management
- Winner: Ford Transit Plant, Southampton
Alpha Park, Chandlers Ford
Wightlink Ferry Terminal, Portsmouth
Development of the Year (Residential) – sponsored by Trethowans
- Winner: Rectory Gate, Medstead (Crayfern Homes)
Horizons Assisted Living (McCarthy & Stone)
Woodlands (Pegasus Life)
Development of the Year (Commercial) – sponsored by Trethowans
- Winner: Watermark West Quay, Southampton
5 Benham Campus (University of Southampton Science Park)
BH2 leisure complex, Bournemouth
Dunsbury Business Park, Havant
Housebuilder of the Year – sponsored by NatWest
- Winner: Crayfern Homes
McCarthy & Stone
Outstanding Contribution – sponsored by Pegasus Group
- Winner: Dawn Baxendale, chief executive, Southampton City Council
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