DOUBLE AWARDS GLORY FOR HIGHLAND HOUSING GROUP
The Albyn Group has scooped two titles at the Herald Property Awards at Glasgow’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on 26 September 2019. Two subsidiaries of Albyn Group – Albyn Housing Society Ltd. and Highland Residential Inverness Ltd. – brought home prized awards for their commitment to delivering affordable housing in the Highlands.
Highland Residential (Inverness) fought off competition from ESPC to be crowned the winner of the Residential Lettings Team of the Year, while Albyn Housing Society topped Glasgow Housing Association, Cube Housing, MAST Architects, Loretto Housing and Eildon Housing Association to claim Affordable Housing Development of the year for its development at Drovers Square in Ardgay.
Lisa Buchanan, Group Chief Executive of Albyn Group said: “The double award win at The Herald Property Awards is testament to the whole team’s hard work and continuous drive for improvement that is evident across the whole Group.
“Highland Residential works tirelessly to lease and sell quality homes to Highland residents using a range of innovative affordable models, while Albyn Housing Society continues to deliver aspirational, high quality developments for social rent across the region, including in small rural communities like Ardgay.”
As well as it’s Herald Property Award win, Highland Residential team is gearing up for further awards success following its shortlisting for three titles at the annual awards ceremony of the prestigious The Negotiator magazine. The team is in the running for Best Agency in Scotland, Single Branch Estate Agency of the Year (UK) and Single Branch Lettings Agency of the Year (UK), which will be announced on 29 November.
David Watson, Trust Manager, Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust commented: “Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust are delighted that Albyn Housing’s Drovers Square Development in Ardgay has won ‘Affordable Housing Development of the Year’ at the Herald Scottish Property Awards.
“The Albyn Housing properties are the first social housing to have been built in the area for over 30 years. The development, which was built on the site of the derelict Lady Ross Hotel was a key element in a masterplan, by CH Architecture, to regenerate the centre of Ardgay village in Sutherland.
“The ‘Ardgay Regeneration Project’ was put into action in 2016 involving Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, The Highland Council, Highland Small Communities Housing Trust and Albyn Housing, and it shows what can be achieved through partnership working. The centre of Ardgay has now been transformed, and once again locals can be proud of their village.”