Our video for the 2017 Yorkshire Property Industry Awards was praised by the event organisers, the Insider Media Group.
Ian Leech, the Editor of Yorkshire Business Insider, told us:”Great evening as always, thanks. The video looked great and has been well received. The sites chosen were absolutely the right ones and the aerial images added some depth. And you can’t go wrong with a shot of the Humber Bridge!”
Click here to see our video report shown on the night.
Doncaster’s international hub iPort was named Development of the Year at last night’s 2017 Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards at Leeds’ Royal Armouries Museum. Compèred by television presenter Mark Durden-Smith, the event celebrated the very best in the Yorkshire property sector over the past 12 months. For 2017, an additional accolade was added to the awards to reflect the surge in residential development, while the Entrepreneur of the Year title was changed to Property Personality of the Year.
Here are the results in full:
Design Excellence Award
Sponsored by: Robertson
Winner: KD Properties for Café Sylva, Roundhay Park, Leeds
The judges hailed the creative design to transform the former toilet block into a visually stunning building.
Highly commended: AHR for the Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield
Bowman Riley Architects for the Sir Michael Wilkins Arts Centre
Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield
Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Studio Partington for Derwenthorpe, York
Restoration and Regeneration Award
Sponsored by: The Land Trust
Winner: Cartwright Pickard for Albert Works, Sheffield
While the judges recognised this as an extremely strong category, Cartwright Pickard’s project was dubbed “simply outstanding”.
Highly commended: Dransfield Properties for Fox Valley, Sheffield
Argvent for the former Natwest Bank, Boston Spa
Harworth Group for Waverley, Rotherham
Hull City Council for the Hull Public Realm Programme
Property Law Firm of the Year
Winner: Walker Morris
The judges praised Walker Morris for showing a lot of flair and agility across some very varied schemes.
Consultancy Firm of the Year
In association with Dyson
Winner: Waterman Group
Waterman Group takes the award for the diversity of work on challenging and complicated projects, most notably their role providing civil, structural and environmental consultancy on Victoria Gate in Leeds.
Cushman & Wakefield
MAC Construction Consultants
Local Authority of the Year
Sponsored by: Harworth
Winner: Hull City Council
Hull has had a monumental 2017 and the judges praised the scale and quality of the public realm works in the city, along with the regeneration of the Fruit Market and the launch of Siemens’ wind turbine plant at Greenport.
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Selby District Council
Industrial Agency Team of the Year
Sponsored by: Verdion
Winner: Gent Visick
Gent Visick stood out for the geographical diversity of transactions and its pivotal role in securing the 1.3 million sq ft letting to Amazon at iPort in Doncaster.
Knight Frank LLP
Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP)
Architecture Firm of the Year
Sponsored by: Indigo
Fuse stood out for some serious flair, imaginative and innovative design.
Highly commended: re-form Landscape Architecture
Watson Batty Architects
Race Cottam Associates
The Harris Partnership
Housebuilder of the Year
Sponsored by: Pegasus Group
Winner: Beal Homes
Beal was judged to be a worthy winner as a family-run housebuilder with impressive financials that is really in touch with the local area.
Refurbishment Company of the Year
Sponsored by: Close Brothers
Winner: TSK Group
TSK Group deserved the award for the challenging nature of some of the projects it took on and keeping clients operational without disruption to their business.
Morris & Spottiswood
Domino Commercial Interiors
Absolute Commercial Interiors
Office Agency Team of the Year
Sponsored by: Southerns
JLL was selected for an impressively consistent year and particularly for some significant pre-lets around the commercial core of Leeds
Commercial Developer of the Year
Sponsored by: PwC
The judges said CEG is doing some amazing stuff, and what it has achieved at Kirkstall Forge in particular is phenomenal.
Property Personality of the Year
Sponsored by: Together
Winner: Vivienne Clements, director, Henry Boot Developments
Commercial Property Deal of the Year
Sponsored by: WSP
Winner: Verdion for letting 1.3 million sq ft of logistics space to Amazon at iPort, Doncaster
The judges felt this is a year where size matters and deals don’t come much bigger than the letting of 1.3 million sq ft to Amazon at iPort.
CEG for securing the pre-let to Zenith of 45,000 sq ft of office space at Kirkstall Forge, Leeds
Grainger plc and Pinsent Masons for the purchase of the former Yorkshire Post site for a build-to-rent scheme
Turner & Townsend for securing the exchange of a 15-year lease for HSBC in the Sheffield Retail Quarter
Residential Development of the Year
Sponsored by: MAC Consulting
Winner: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and Studio Partington for Derwenthorpe, York
This project stood out as the most significant housing scheme in Yorkshire this year.
Strata for Ambition at Seacroft, Leeds
Cartwright Pickard for Gatecrasher Apartments, Sheffield
Conroy Brook for Summerford at Ingbirchworth, Barnsley
Development of the Year
Sponsored by: Mace
Winner: Verdion for iPort, Doncaster
iPort was ruled a worthy winner for the risks Verdion took in a very deprived area. It has created a development on a huge scale with a massive economic impact that has attracted the likes of Amazon and other big logistics companies.
Harworth Group for Waverley, Rotherham
Henry Boot Developments for Markham Vale, Chesterfield