Cruden Homes Named Home Builder of the Year 2016May 24, 2016
Company scoops three major accolades at premier industry awards.
Cruden Homes scooped a hat trick of awards, including the top prize of Home Builder of the Year 2016, at trade body Homes for Scotland’s largest ever awards ceremony on Friday.
In addition to the headline prize, Cruden also picked up the award for Private Development of the Year (medium 26-99 units) for its exclusive Woodcroft development in Edinburgh, along with the Home of the Year for First Time Buyers award for its Berberis two-bedroom apartment.
The Homes for Scotland Awards are designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations. They were presented in front of a record 1100-strong crowd, the largest industry gathering of its type, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Kevin Reid, Group Managing Director of Cruden Homes said:
“I am extremely proud that the Group has been recognised by industry experts and our peers for the diverse range of high quality build projects that we deliver.
“Winning these prestigious awards are undoubtedly down to Cruden’s ongoing commitment to innovation, quality and customer service, however our awards success must really be attributed to the hard work and expertise of our people who should be hugely proud of their achievements. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to our customers for choosing a Cruden home when making the most important purchase of their lives.”
Commenting on the Home Builder of the Year award, Kareen Davidson, former Sales & Marketing Director of Bett Homes and chair of the independent judging panel, said: “A diverse and forward thinking organisation, the judges were unanimous in their decision to award Cruden Homes this top accolade based on its innovative approach to partnership working and deal making.
“It was clear to the panel that the customer is key to the company’s overall approach to home building, with this permeating through every aspect of the business. As demonstrated by the granting of awards for Private Development of the Year medium and Home of the Year, a focus on delivering bespoke designs across a variety of different sites made Cruden stand out from the crowd”.
On Woodcroft winning the Private Development of the Year (medium category), Kareen said: “Delivered through an innovative joint venture, the judges thought Woodcroft was an exemplary project. From the overall design to internal layouts and customer care, a focus on attention to detail has resulted in a highly impressive development. A strong place making and design ethos, together with attractive and high quality materials and workmanship, are evident throughout the site. This has resulted in strong sales and a commercially successful outcome which has continued through each phase of site development”.
For the Home of the Year award for First Time Buyers, Cruden was again highly praised by the judges. Kareen said: “Demonstrating a clear understanding of the lifestyle needs and demands of a variety of target buyers, the judges applauded this submission for its demonstrations of building and marketing affordable housing for sale within mixed tenure developments. The contemporary design of the Berberis two- bedroom apartment was seen as a real draw to those first time buyers looking for an affordable option to get onto the property ladder”.