NWPAs: Property industry winners announced on night of celebrations

The North West property sector celebrated a year of industry success last night (11 October) as the prestigious NWPAs returned.

Achievements in residential and commercial property were recognised during a lavish ceremony at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral’s Lutyens Crypt.

The accolades were presented across 13 categories ranging from Regeneration Award and Best Student Landlord to Best Property Law Firm and Innovation Award.

This year’s expert judges included Alastair Shepherd, director of Falconer Chester Hall; Lesley Martin-Wright, CEO of Knowsley Chamber and head of business growth for Knowsley Council; and Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio.

The black tie event, which was sponsored by Stewart Milne Homes, was hosted by Radio City presenter Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross and featured a host of entertainment alongside the main presentation.

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a pre-dinner drinks reception sponsored by Furnish That Room, as well as a luxury three-course meal and live music performances by D’Ukes of Hazzard and Northern Lights.

Category sponsors for the NWPAs 2018 included Watts Commercial Finance, Redrow Homes, 360Vu, Bogans Carpets, Capricorn Kitchens, Anwyl Homes and Redwing Living.

The full list of NWPAs 2018 winners:


Best Commercial Scheme

Winner: Moor Hall Restaurant – Falconer Chester Hall

Runner up: Halton Housing’s Waterfront Point headquarters

Finalist: Kays Medical, Liverpool


Best Commercial Let

Winner: JLL, Shelborn Asset Management and Worthington Owen for India Buildings, Liverpool


Regeneration Award 
Winner: Placefirst for The Welsh Streets

Runner up: Urban Sleep for Brunswick Park

Finalist: Legacie Developments for Reliance House and Dale Street developments, Liverpool


Best Student Landlord

Winner: Kexgill

Runner up: Oliver Andrew

Finalist: Fresh Student Living


Best Affordable Housing Scheme

Winner: The Welsh Streets by Placefirst

Joint runners up: Sandon Gardens by Liverpool Mutual Homes and Chislehurst by Riverside Home Ownership


Best Small New Home Development

Winner: City Residence by Kingsmead Group, Fibre Architects and New Regen

Runner up: Residenza by Calderpeel Architects

Finalist: Roby Nook – TJ Thomas

Finalist: Bluebrook – Redwing Living


Best Large New Home Development

Winner is: Kew Development by Barratt and David Wilson Homes

Runner up: Green Hills by Kingswood Homes

Finalist: Upton Pines – Stewart Milne Homes


Innovation Award

Winner: Redwing Living


The Community Award

Winner: Stewart Milne Homes

Runner up:  Denovo Design – Mossley Hill Church


Show Home of the Year
Winner is: The Highgrove at Woodford Garden Village, by Redrow Homes

Runner up: The Winstone at Black Firs Park, by David Wilson Homes North West

Finalist: ‘The Malborough’ at Winterley Gardens by Stewart Milne Homes


Best Property Law Firm

Winner: MSB Solicitors

Runner up: Morecrofts Solicitors

Finalist: Kirwans Solicitors

Finalist: Slater Heelis


Residential Property Agency of the Year

Winner: Abode

Runner up: Urban Sleep

Finalist: Corrie and Co

Finalist: Sanderson James


Judges’ Special Award:

Winner: Placefirst for The Welsh Streets

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