The shortlist has been finalised for this year’s Royal Berkshire Property Awards.

Judges met on both September 1 and September 8 to go through the entries and have drawn up the shortlist which we can now publish for the first time.

A total of nine awards across eight categories were discussed by the judging panel which was chaired by Berkshire LEP chief executive Alison Webster, while others will be announced at a black tie  awards night on October 18.

Those include the Matt Batt Award, where the winner will be chosen by UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle. It will be presented at the beginning of the evening and two special awards which will be announced as the finale to the event – The County Award and Leader of the Year.

The programme is the inaugural event of its kind. A forerunner to the awards was held in 2019 but the programme has been revamped and rebranded for 2023.

Mr Battle said: “I’m really pleased with the award submissions, especially since this is the first time we have put on this particular programme. There was a tremendous range of entries and I feel the the depth was such that it really reflected the quality of companies we have in Berkshire.”

The full shortlist in alphabetical order:

Matt Batt Award

To be announced on the evening

Best Law Firm sponsored by Jansons

Blandy & Blandy
Boyes Turner
THP Solicitors

Best Architect sponsored by Haslams Estate Agent

Edgingtons Architects
iB Architects
TP Architects

Best Contractor sponsored by Haslams Chartered Surveyors

Active Workplace Solutions
Graham (for the British Museum Archaeological Research Collection, Shinfield)
Morgan Lovell

Best Residential Development sponsored by Evoke Transport Planning

Small (10 or fewer units)
Ashridge Court, Wokingham
Grovelands Park, Winnersh
Pentad on the Ridge, Cold Ash

Large (more than 10 units)
Finchwood Park, Finchampstead
Huntercombe Walk, Taplow
Stoneham Park, Tilehurst
Tower House Farm, Mortimer

Employer of the Year sponsored by REDA

Evoke Transport Planning
Motion Consulting
Rider Levett Bucknall
Stubbings Property Marketing
Vail Williams

Best Low Carbon Project sponsored by Green Park

160 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough
Grovelands Park, Winnersh

Project of the Year sponsored by Vail Williams

British Museum Archaeological Research Collection, Shinfield
DeskLodge, Sovereign House, Reading
Shinfield Studios, Shinfield

NextGen Award sponsored by SEGRO

Andrew Nock, Motion Consulting
Emily Taylor, DevComms
Rebecca Houghton, Vail Williams

The County Award

To be announced on the evening

Leader of the Year sponsored by DevComms

To be announced on the evening

230 tickets have been sold for the awards night on October 18 at Reading Town Hall with former Reading FC legend and BBC Radio Berkshire sports presenter Ady Williams (pictured above at the 2019 event) as host.

Information on the event visit

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