Stewart Milne Group in Running for Quartet of National Awards

Stewart Milne Group has been short-listed for a quartet of prestigious national awards. The 5-Star house-builder, developer and provider of timber systems solutions is a finalist in the Scottish Business Awards, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards, the Homes for Scotland Awards and the Scottish Home Awards.

Stewart Milne’s The Spinney development in Peterborough has been named as a finalist in the leading the way in planning for the community category at the RTPI awards for planning excellence.

As part of its commitment to working within the community, Stewart Milne Group took up the challenge of building a day centre in just 24 hours for Little Miracles charity as part of the BBC’s Children in Need, ‘DIY SOS: The Big Reveal’. In five days the group had designed, been granted planning permission and sourced the materials for the centre. They then rose to the challenge of completing it within 24 hours and it now offers vital support to children with special needs and their families.

A ground-breaking partnership to research, develop and pioneer volume production of low carbon homes for the future, led by Stewart Milne Group, has been short-listed in the business innovation category of the Scottish Business Awards.

AIMC4 is a consortium that is exploring how to build low carbon, energy efficient homes that meet consumer needs. New design and build processes to drive innovation in the supply chain, identify new suppliers and accelerate the development of new materials are being investigated to broaden the industry’s capability to build sustainable homes on a mass scale which are consumer friendly, energy efficient and more affordable.

Sunnymead, Stewart Milne Home’s residential development in Uddingston, has been selected as a finalist in the Homes for Scotland awards in the best large development category. Centred around Stewart Milne Home’s vision of creating developments with a strong sense of community and character, Sunnymead boasts a development of quality one to six bedroom homes including flats, coach-houses, terraced and detached houses in a highly attractive, well-planned and designed environment that is enhanced through innovative use of landscaping and is appropriate for the existing surroundings, road lay-outs and local services.

The Sunnymead development is also a finalist in the Scottish Home Awards housing development of the year category whilst its Alder house design is shortlisted for the starter home of the year award.

Glenn Allison, group managing director of Stewart Milne Group, said:

“Our submissions for these awards highlight our expertise and excellence in the key areas which are at the heart of our business: community, design for place-making, people and innovation. We are thrilled and honoured that we have succeeded in being short-listed in all four prestigious national awards.”

Stewart Milne Group, an independent company established in 1975, currently has more than 30 sites under development in Scotland and the North West of England. Its homes division plans to launch more than 20 new developments in the next 18 months. Its timber systems division has won several large contracts in the last year, working with major contractors and house builders across the UK to bring speed of build and cost benefits to an industry taking advantage of a growing market.

With more than 35 years of experience, the group’s focus on quality and in-depth knowledge of its market – ranging from family homes and first time buyers to downsizers – has seen it secure a 98% customer satisfaction and recommendation rate; resulting in it being awarded Five Star Builder Status from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the last three years.