Both the Twechar Regeneration Project and Davidson Crescent in Twechar have been revealed as finalists for the sixth annual Scottish Home Awards.
The Twechar Regeneration Project has been shortlisted in the Community Partnership of the Year category. The Project is a partnership between Places for People (PfP), East Dunbartonshire Council, Twechar Regeneration Group, and the local community, to revitalise the village by providing 300 new homes, open space and infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Davidson Crescent in Twechar is a finalist in the Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Associations) category. The development forms the first phase of the regeneration of Twechar, and has received excellent feedback from both new residents and the wider community.
The shortlist of 51 projects follows a long day of judging more than 120 entries which were received in the annual programme. The awards recognise and celebrate house building of all types, costs and locations within Scotland, and have been judged on a range of criteria including energy efficiency, location, design and materials, and marketing and incentives.
Chair of the judging panel, Kirsty McCluckie property editor of The Scotsman, commented: "The judges were impressed by the quality of entrants this year and although we didn't always agree, there were some very robust debates in order to come up with the top properties in each category, so I’m confident we were thorough and fair. The whole market has been through some difficult times in the six years since the awards launched so it is fitting to be able to reward those individuals and companies who are still coming up with innovative design, homes people want to live in, and solutions for low-cost housing"
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow, on Thursday 20 June 2013.