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Deadline for submitting nominations to the South Coast Property Awards extended until July 29

By Laurence Mcclenaghan
15 July 2022

The Business Magazine has extended the deadline for nominations to our South Coast Property Awards by one week.

Originally due to close today, The Business Magazine are now accepting nominations for one more week - until Friday July 29.

The South Coast Property Awards are nothing without the people who work and contribute to the sector and that is why we are keen to shine a light on the companies and individuals that have through innovation and teamwork, in a tough operating environment, achieved great things over the past 12 months.

The South Coast Property Awards, headline sponsored by Amiri Construction, will be held on September 29 at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Managing director of The Business Magazine, Richard Thompson, said: "The South Coast property sector is one of the most vibrant in the country and one its strengths is the way in which companies and individuals are interconnected.

"Our awards started in 2016 and have provided an excellent forum for these connections to be celebrated and for new ones to be made.

"The Business Magazine is extremely proud to be bringing this event back and we look forward to meeting our connections old and new on the night itself.

"We would like to thank everyone who has submitted a nomination so far, however there is still time to recognise the people and companies that have done great work."

The Business Magazine is making a final call for submitting nominations for this year's awards, interested companies and individuals have until July 22 to complete the online forms. It is a fast free and straightforward process.

Categories open for nomination

Architectural Practice of the Year
This recognises outstanding architectural practices in the region – highlighting recent instructions and creative projects. Judges are looking for the practice that has excelled either on one project or a series throughout the year in question.

Commercial Development of the Year
Celebrating the best in commercial, retail and logistical property development in the region. Judges will be looking for innovation, sustainable practices and ability to bring client vision to life.

Housebuilder of the Year
Successful housebuilding in the South Coast region has to take account of environmental issues, and a need for community engagement. It has to have real economic benefit, respecting the environment and showing how good design can create places where people want to live, both young and old. The judges are looking for a South Coast based housebuilder that incorporates these aspects into its completed schemes and consistently receives positive feedback from its customers.

Fast Rising Property Business of the Year
Celebrating Property businesses that have seen significant growth in 2021.

Outstanding Contribution Award
This award is for a stand-out person who has promoted and created success in the execution of property strategy across the region and, more importantly, has been involved with the promotion of the region as a great place in which to do business.

Property Deal of the Year
This award celebrates a deal or transaction that by its size, importance or location makes a significant impact in the South Coast region. Such a deal often provides the confidence and momentum to ensure that the region remains buoyant and relevant.

Property Law Firm of the Year
Judges are looking for a law firm whose property team has had an exceptional year, either in terms of volume of work, quality of instructions, or both. Particular attention will be given to law firms that have instructed on complex deals during the year, or that have excelled in advisory work. Eligible law firms can have acted in the commercial property or residential property markets; and can have been instructed by developers, agents, occupiers, and/or investors. In reviewing submissions from law firms, judges will also pay attention to testimonials from clients.

Regeneration Project of the Year
From Urban regeneration projects, community-based projects or infrastructure development programmes, it is vital that towns and cities in the region not only recover from the effects of the pandemic, but also future-proof themselves in order to cater for the workforce of tomorrow. These projects are helping to reshape the landscape and the judges will be looking to those that are showing the most impact in their respective locales.

Residential Development of the Year
This award goes to a specific housing development in the region that stands out from the competition. Size doesn’t matter – judges will consider small brownfield developments and large housing estates. The entry could be an innovative conversion of a building – so Permitted Development (PD) schemes are eligible. Judges will be looking for evidence of good design, environmental impact, sustainability, and whether the scheme has overcome unusual challenges and site constraints.

Sustainable Development of the Year
Green buildings are not only good for the environment, they can satisfy occupier demands, and help improve the corporate image. This category highlights the sustainability credentials of a property – whether commercial or residential – from biodiversity to wellbeing, and from energy use to the impact on transportation. We will assess buildings that are BREEAM certified (the world’s leading sustainability assessment method which includes Home Quality Mark) plus others that fulfil the following criteria: A green building/development is one which promotes energy efficiency, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and minimises the environmental impact.

Workplace Environment of the Year
The Work Place Environment of the Year award recognises organisations that have used their property strategy to create quality working styles, increase productivity, innovative working environments and give rise to open, inclusive work cultures.

Young Property Person of the Year
This award is presented to a person under 35 working in property ­– this could include professionals, architects, planners, or those working in the new areas of property tech. Apprentices and graduates are all eligible, and judges will be looking for the rising stars who are set for career success in their chosen field.