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North West commercial schemes feature on NWPAs shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s NWPAs has been announced with several North West commercial firms and schemes featuring.

The annual property awards celebrate a year of residential and commercial property success across 11 categories.

Commercial Estates Group (CEG), Urban Splash and Watch This Space are the three firms shortlisted in the Best Commercial Scheme category.

CEG has been included for its mixed-use refurbishment of Exchange Station in Liverpool. The former Victorian Railway Station has been completely remodelled and comprehensively refurbished to provide 193,000 sq ft of Grade A refurbished offices alongside retail space.

Meanwhile Urban Splash has been recognised for its Stubbs Mill revamp which has seen the 19th Century building in New Islington transformed into 27,500 sq ft of office space.

Finally, property investment firm Watch This Space has been shortlisted for its 31 Princess Street scheme in Manchester. The concept, called ‘That Space,’ offers a flexible co-working environment exclusively for property companies.

Judges for this year’s awards, which take place on 19 October at Lutyens Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral, include Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio, director of Falconer Chester Hall, Alastair Shepherd and CEO of Knowsley Chamber, Lesley Martin-Wright.

See below for this year’s full shortlist.

Best Affordable Home to Rent or Buy

Countryside – The Weaver at Barrowcroft Green
Luxor Estates – Luxor Court
One Vision Housing – Kilnyard Road, Crosby

Regeneration Award, sponsored by Brock Carmichael

Blueoak Estates – Chapel Place
Countryside – Highfield Green, Kirkby
Falconer Chester Hall – Chancery House
Blueoak Estates – Heritage Court

Best Student Landlord, sponsored by The Foundry Agency

Caro Student Living
The Student Housing Company (GSA)
Fresh Student Living

Show Home of the Year, sponsored by MSB Solicitors

Countryside – The Regent at Belgravia
Falconer Chester Hall – Chancery House
Redrow Homes – The Balmoral at Woodford Garden Village
Forty/8 – Orleans House

Best New Home

Due to the strength and diversity of entries for Best New Home, this category has been subdivided in to small, mid-sized and large schemes to showcase the very best new homes of all shapes and sizes.

Small scheme

Blueoak Estates – Lingdale, West Kirby
The Sovini Group – Victoria Road, Formby
Forth Homes – Wellington Grove, Huyton-with-Roby

Mid-sized scheme

Falconer Chester Hall – Chancery House
Stewart Milne Homes – Winterley Garden
Elan Homes – The Sheldon at Aigburth Grange

Large scheme

Countryside – The Ashley at Gateacre Park
Urban Splash – House
Redrow Homes – The Stratford at Summerhill Park

The following categories have no shortlist and will be announced on the evening:

Best Commercial Let, sponsored by Redwing Living
Best Property Law Firm, sponsored by UK Business Supplies
Residential Property Agency of the Year, sponsored by Redrow Homes
Judges’ Special Award, sponsored by The Sovini Group
Interactive Award, sponsored by BMD Law