South Coast Property Awards 2016

Southampton was recognised as ‘City of the Year’ on Friday 8th July at the annual South Coast property awards ceremony.

As well as taking home the prestigious ‘City of the Year’ award, Southampton enjoyed success in other categories, winning Business Park of the Year (The University of Southampton Science Park), Workplace Environment (White Building, Southampton), and Development of the Year (White Building). Partner organisations also won a number of awards including Inland Homes who won Housebuilder of the Year award.

The awards highlight the outstanding talent in the region’s commercial and residential development sector and is a key opportunity to bring together the Solent and South Coast property community. The event builds upon the success of the Thames Valley Property Awards, which is now in its third year.

Dawn Baxendale, Chief Executive Officer at Southampton City Council, collected the award and commented: “Southampton’s city centre master plan was introduced in 2012 and is recognised in the industry as being well underway. Out of the planned £3bn of investment, we’ve already seen £1.6bn coming in to the city in the last four years.

“This award underlines the commitment of all of the partnership organisations that we’re working with to realise the vision that we have for Southampton.

“We have a dedicated Economic Development team at the Council who are focused on promoting inward investment and development opportunities. Their commitment, alongside other teams in the Council, has been instrumental in helping to make Southampton the destination city on the South Coast.

“It’s a journey of continuous improvement, making Southampton a city of opportunity where everyone thrives.”

Hundreds of property agents, developers and industry professionals attended the event at the Hilton at Ageas Bowl, which was presented by Tiff Needell.

The South Coast Property Awards are supported by the Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth property associations and is organised and staged by The Business Magazine.