The county’s finest were recognised on Wednesday when the Royal Berkshire Property Awards 2023 put the industry’s top achievers in the spotlight.
More than 230 people gathered at Reading Town Hall for the black-tie event hosted by former Royals legend and BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Ady Williams.
Judges met in September to go through the entries and draw up the shortlist which was published on September 11.
UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle said: “This is the first time we have put on awards in this format in Berkshire and we couldn’t have hoped for a better finale.
“It was a tremendous evening and will give us a great platform to continue this success next year.”
A game of heads and tails among guests raised more than £2,300 for Myocarditis UK, the charity of Jansons Property, before the awards were handed out.
As part of the association between UK Property Forums and the University of Reading, an award was made for the best final year undergraduate development and planning project at the Henley Business School.
Victor Nicholls, lecturer in development and planning at Henley Business School, presented the award to the winning team of students who has been tasked with devising, planning and costing a ‘real-world’ mixed-use redevelopment scheme in the Thames Valley.
The Royal Berkshire Property Awards winners:
Leader of the Year
Cllr Tony Page, Mayor of Reading
MattBatt Award – a special award chosen by Matthew Battle
Steve Dixon, managing director of JDP
Best Law Firm sponsored by Jansons Property
Winner – Blandy & Blandy
Highly Commended – Boyes Turner
Best Architect sponsored by Haslams Estate Agents
Winner – Edgingtons Architects
Highly Commended – TP Architects
Best Contractor sponsored by Haslams Chartered Surveyors
Winner – Morgan Lovell
Highly Commended – Active Workplace Solutions
Best Residential Development sponsored by Evoke
Small (10 or fewer units)
Winner – Grovelands Park, Winnersh
Highly Commended – Ashridge Court, Wokingham
Winner – Tower House Farm, Mortimer
Highly Commended – Stoneham Park, Tilehurst
Employer / Consultant of the Year sponsored by REDA
Winner – Evoke
Highly Commended – RLB
Low Carbon Project of the Year sponsored by Green Park
Winner – 160 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough
Highly Commended – Grovelands Park, Winnersh
Project of the Year sponsored by Vail Williams
Winner – Shinfield Studios, Shinfield
Highly Commended – The British Archaeological Research Collection Facility, Shinfield
NextGen Award sponsored by SEGRO
Winner – Emily Taylor, DevComms
Highly Commended – Rebecca Houghton, Vail Williams
Highly Commended – Andrew Nock, Motion
The County Award sponsored by DevComms
Winner – Stantec
Leader of the Year sponsored by DevComms
Elkie Russell, managing director, Berkeley Homes (Oxford & Chiltern)
Click here for our gallery of images from the evening, taken by Stewart Turkington.
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