Double Winner at Scottish Property Awards 2022

Drum won two awards in Scotland’s national competition which recognises excellence in Scottish commercial real estate, announced at a packed-out event in Glasgow last night.

The first live event in almost two years welcomed over 650 guests to the Scottish Property Awards dinner and celebration.
The awards made 18 presentations to commercial and public property and developments in retail, office and care homes were crowned at the Scottish property industry’s largest awards competition.

The popular Deal of the Year category, sponsored by PMP, was selected by the judging panel from a shortlist of 5 significant transactions noted for complexity, size, risk and value. The award was presented to Drum for their pre-Let to Student Loans Company at Buchanan Wharf.

Drum also picked up Regeneration Project of the Year for Buchanan Wharf, which has transformed a brownfield area of redundant buildings and derelict car parks into a new, dynamic city centre district creating a £500m development of prime Grade A office space, residential accommodation and a mix of local amenities and landscaped public spaces.

The independent judging panel of 20 industry experts and professionals assessed and deliberated over 60 entries in 16 categories this year. Alan Robertson, Chair of the Judging Panel, commented:

“On behalf of the judging panel, I congratulate all the finalists and winners in the 9th annual Scottish Property Awards. Reflecting on the judging this year, the process has again been very rewarding as, despite the many restrictions in place throughout the last twelve months, there is a very satisfying strength and depth in Scottish commercial real estate. I would like to express thanks to the judging panel for their time, consideration and advice in reviewing and debating the merits of each entry.”

Welcoming both of the awards, Graeme Bone, Group Managing Director of Drum, said:

“We are obviously very pleased for Buchanan Wharf to be recognised twice at the awards, especially given the standard of entries and finalists in both categories. To win Regeneration Project of the Year and Deal of the Year is testament to the dedication and commitment of the Drum team and all of our partners involved in the creation and delivery of such a transformational project.”