Excellence in the North West property sector was celebrated at the revamped NWPAs last night (20 October) during a glittering ceremony at Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
Countryside, Abode, Redrow and Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors were among the winners at the event, which was sponsored by Forth Homes and presented by local actor, writer and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception at the beginning of the evening before sitting down to a luxurious meal and the awards presentation, which was followed by live music from Phunk Phenomena.
Ahead of the sell-out event, a panel of esteemed judges comprising Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio; Eric Wright, partner at commercial agent Hitchcock Wright & Partners; Alastair Shepherd, director of architects Falconer Chester Hall; Leslie Martin-Wright, CEO of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce; James Glendenning, chief executive of the Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation (GMLPF) and Fiona Woodward-Kelly, owner of Woodward Kelly & Co Ltd, selected the winners across 12 categories.
Forth Homes was this year’s headline sponsor alongside category sponsors MSB Solicitors, Redrow Homes Lancashire and North West, UK Business Supplies, Bridging Finance, Yu Property Group, Countryside, Paul Crowley & Co, The Foundry Agency, PCS Law, Elliot Group and Redwing Living.
Furnish That Room and Precision Colour Printing sponsored the drinks reception.
The full list of winners is featured below, and there will also be reactions and a picture gallery from the night in the next issue of Your Move, out on 21 October.
Best Commercial Scheme
Winner: City Place, Muse Developments
Runner-up: Tower Wharf, Falconer Chester Hall
Shortlisted: Lightbox, Capital and Centric
Best Commercial Let
Winner: Exchange Flags, Brooks Bell Group – deal by Worthington Owen and Keppie Massie
Winner: New Broughton Village, Countryside
Runner-up: New Pendleton, Together Housing
Shortlisted: Tempest, Capital and Centric; Willowbrook Hospice
Best Student Landlord
Winner: Caro Student Living
Runner-up: Yu Property Group
Shortlisted: Luxor Estates
Best Affordable Home
Winner: Naylorsfield Drive, Riverside Home Ownership
Runner-up: Melling Road, Aintree, Forth Homes
Shortlisted: Crossway, Widnes, Halton Housing Trust & Denovo Design
Best New Home
Winner: The Glasson, Barrowcroft Green, Standish, Countryside
Runner-up: Grove Place, Wilmslow, PH Property Holdings
Shortlisted: The Henley at Lucas Green, Whittle Le Woods, Redrow
Show Home of the Year
Winner: Blenheim at Hartford Grange, Redrow
Runner-up: The Rufford, Barrowcroft Green, Countryside
Shortlisted: The Henley at Lucas Green, Redrow
Winner: Ben Finch, Redrow
Runner-up: Charlotte Dorricott, Block Management & Property Specialists
Shortlisted: Dominic McGovern, SAS Daniels
Best Property Law Firm
Winner: Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors
Runner-up: MSB Solicitors
Shortlisted: Kirwans Solicitors
Commercial Property Agent of the Year
Winner: Hitchcock Wright & Partners
Runner-up: Worthington Owen
Residential Property Agency of the Year
Runner-up: Century 21
Shortlisted: Reeds Rains
Judges’ Special Award
Winner: Willowbrook Hospice