The shortlists have been unveiled for the potential winners of the 2023 Eastern Echo Awards.

The panel of judges, jointly chaired by UK Property Forums’ managing director Matthew Battle and chair of LandAid Eastern Regions Nicholas Bewes, met on Monday, May 15 at Stantec’s Cambridge office.

There was an excellent number of entries received this year and the judges have come up with a list of those competing for awards, with the winners announced at the Eastern Echo Awards ceremony on June 28 at Homerton College.

The Eastern Echo Awards will also be raising money for its official charity partner LandAid.

This will also be where the final categories, Property Leader of the Year / and Team of the Year will be announced.

Following the meeting, the shortlists (entries listed alphabetically) are as follows:

Award for Best Law Firm (sponsored by Carter Jonas)

  • HCR Hewitsons
  • Mills & Reeve

Award for Best Planning Advisor (sponsored by Eastern Echo)

  • Bidwells
  • Lanpro
  • Savills
  • Stantec for Suffolk Design Guide

Award for Best Architect or Landscape Architect (sponsored by Horta Properties)

  • Chaplin Farrant
  • Saunders Boston Architects
  • Stantec for Peterborough Embankment

Award for Best Contractor (sponsored by LandAid)

  • Barnes Construction
  • Morgan Sindall
  • R G Carter

Award for Deal of the Year (sponsored by DevComms)

  • Bidwells for Brooklands, Cambridge
  • Jaynic for The Range pre-sale at Gateway 14 
  • Savills for South Trumpington land purchase
  • Stantec acquires Barton Willmore

Award for Best Residential Development / Developer (sponsored by Savills)

  • Bricketts, Newport
  • Laureate Fields, Felixstowe
  • More’s Meadow, Cambridge
  • Poppy Field, Steeple Bumpstead

Award for Best Commercial Project (sponsored by Churchmanor Estates)

  • 30 Station Road, Cambridge
  • CMR Surgical Manufacturing Facility, Ely
  • Gateway 14, Stowmarket

Award for Project of the Year (sponsored by Mills & Reeve)

  • 30 Station Road, Cambridge
  • Dojima Brewery Sake Store, Ely
  • New Dining Hall, Homerton College, Cambridge
  • The Nest, Norwich

NextGen Award (sponsored by Lanpro)

  • Charlie Clark, Carter Jonas
  • Joe Last, Savills

Team of the Year (sponsored by Pigeon)

  • Carter Jonas Cambridge Lettings Team
  • Denbury Homes
  • Savills Building Consultancy
  • Stantec / Barton Willmore

Leader of the Year (sponsored by Pigeon)

  • To be announced on the evening!

The judges’ panel consisted of Matthew Battle, managing director of UK Property Forums, Nicholas Bewes, chair of LandAid Eastern Region, John Blair, director of John Blair Consult, Sebastian Conway-Jarrett, Editor – Eastern Echo at UK Property Forums, Emma Drake, director of Henbe, Mark Dujardin, chief executive of Horta Properties, Will Fayers, associate at Paul Basham Associates, Rob Harris, principal at Ramidus Consulting, Paul Smith, branch manager at Handelsbanken Cambridge and Jodie Welch, transport planner at Stantec.

Matthew Battle, joint chair of the judging panel and managing director of UK Property Forums said: “We are very excited about the selection of schemes submitted for the awards. Now in its second year, the calibre of entries received for the Eastern Echo Awards was outstanding, truly showcasing what the East of England has to offer. I’m looking forward to celebrating the region in June”.

Nicholas Bewes, joint chair of the judging panel and chair of LandAid Eastern Region said: “The submissions received this year for the Eastern Echo awards have been excellent. I look forward to being able to share the winners with you on June 28, which really reflect what the region has to offer. I’d also like to thank UK Property Forums for supporting LandAid with their event, to help us put an end to youth homelessness”.

Tickets for the event are selling fast, so book early to avoid missing out! Tickets are available here.

Good luck!

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