The winners of the NWPAs 2017 were announced last night (Thursday 19 October) during a glamorous ceremony at Lutyens Crypt.
The NWPAs welcomed 300 guests to its annual awards ceremony, which celebrates year of residential and commercial property success across 11 categories.
During the circus themed evening, acrobats, magicians and a three-piece band delighted guests, while an interactive quiz took centre stage during the three-course meal.
This year’s shortlist shows the North West property industry as a real powerhouse of innovation and recognises both commercial and residential projects of all shapes and sizes across 11 categories.
Judges this year include director of Falconer Chester Hall, Alastair Shepherd, CEO of Knowsley Chamber, Lesley Martin-Wright and Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio.
Countryside is this year’s headline sponsor while MSB Solicitors, Redrow Homes Lancashire, UK Business Supplies, The Foundry Agency, Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors, Redwing Living, The Sovini Group, BMD Law, Brock Carmichael are this year’s category sponsors. Furnish That Room are sponsors of the drinks reception.
Interactive Award, sponsored by BMD Law
Winner: Luxor Estates
Best Commercial Scheme
Runner up: Commercial Estates Group (CEG) – Exchange Station, Liverpool
Winner: Urban Splash – Stubbs Mill, Manchester
Best Commercial Let, sponsored by Redwing Living
Winner: Commercial Estates Group (CEG) – Exchange Station, Liverpool
This let was recognised by the judges as it represents an LJMU’s landmark move to one of Liverpool’s most significant buildings in the heart of the Central Business District, Exchange Station. With 58,000 sq ft of space let, it is the biggest office deal in Liverpool city centre since 2014.
Regeneration Award, sponsored by Brock Carmichael
Winner: Highfield Green by Countryside
Runner up: Chancery House by JCC Building Services
Best Student Landlord, sponsored by The Foundry Agency
Winner: Fresh Student Living
Runner up: Caro Student Living
Best Affordable Home to Rent or Buy
Winner: Kilnyard Road, Crosby by One Vision Housing
Runner up: The Weaver at Barrowcroft Green by Countryside
Best New Home – Small Scheme
Winner: Lingdale, West Kirby by Blueoak Estates
Runner up: Wellington Grove, Huyton-with-Roby by Forth Homes
Best New Home – Mid-sized scheme
Winner: Winterley Garden, Cheshire by Stewart Milne Homes
Runner up: Chancery House, Liverpool by JCC Building Services
Best New Home – Large Scheme
Winner: House by Urban Splash
Runner up: The Ashley at Gateacre Park by Countryside
Show Home of the Year, sponsored by MSB Solicitors
Winner: The Balmoral at Woodford Garden Village by Redrow Homes
Runner up: The Regent at Belgravia by Countryside
Best Property Law Firm, sponsored by UK Business Supplies
Winner: MSB Solicitors
Runner up: Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors
Residential Property Agency of the Year, sponsored by Redrow Homes Lancashire
Winner: Abode Estate Agents
Runner up: Bluerow Homes
Judges’ Special Award, sponsored by The Sovini Group
Presented to: Housing People Building Communities (HPBC).
HPBC was set up in 2002 to build 32 low-cost homes in the Granby-Toxteth district of Liverpool.
Originally established as ‘Liverpool Habitat for Humanity’, the charity traces its roots back to the devastation of 9/11.
Gifted land by the Liverpool Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the charity embarked on a journey to build 32 new homes, with more than 12,000 volunteers from all walks of life coming to Liverpool to help build a community.
Using a combination of self-build, volunteering and corporate philanthropy, the charity successfully transformed 2.2 acres of land in to low-cost, good quality homes.
The charity’s pioneering ‘Self-Build Concept’ – also known as ‘sweat equity’ uses this philosophy: “homes built by the people, for the people”. Home partners spent 500 hours building their home in return for a £10,000 contribution to their deposit.
Its latest project hopes to turn the disused St Bernard’s Catholic Church in Toxteth into 11 new homes, after the building was gifted to the charity by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool.