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Dandara group developments receive highest accolades at prestigious property awards

Dandara Group developments have received the highest accolades at the UK round of the prestigious International Property Awards.

At a gala presentation in London, Dandara was handed five “5 Star” ratings, the highest level possible, and four “Highly Commended” citations.

In September it was announced that Dandara had won nine awards for its developments in the UK and Isle of Man, however the company had to wait until last week’s awards ceremony at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, to discover what level it had attained in each category.

The 5 Star ratings went to Dandara’s Aberdeen developments Stoneywood and Hazelwood, and its Knights Wood project in Tunbridge Wells. Forbes Place at Stoneywood was recognised for Best Residential High-rise development in the UK, Best Apartment in North East Scotland and Best Development Marketing in Scotland, while The Cherry at Beech Walk, Hazelwood and The Golding at Knights Wood, were named Best Residential Properties in North East Scotland and Kent respectively.

The highest-scoring 5 Star winners from each category will go forward to represent the UK in the International Property Awards, competing against developments in regions including Asia Pacific, Arabia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada and the USA to be named “World’s Best”.

Dandara Group representatives attend the International Property Awards gala
Dandara Group representatives attend the International Property Awards gala presentation

Dandara’s Hazelwood, Stoneywood and Knights Wood developments were Highly Commended in another three categories, alongside Slieau Whallian View, Peel, in the Best Residential Development category for the Isle of Man.

The awards, presented by President of the International Property Awards Stuart Shield and judging panel chairman the Earl of Caithness, were assessed against strict criteria and examined by a 70- strong expert panel of respected professionals from throughout the industry, with judging focusing on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.

Dandara Managing Director Seamus Nugent, who attended the awards, said:

The Property Awards, which are keenly contested and rigorously judged, assess a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, build quality, design and marketing, across many development types, and it is extremely pleasing to be represented in so many of the categories.

Every development is subjected to detailed scrutiny by a panel of international industry experts, so each accolade has been thoroughly earned; to win even just one award is a major achievement, so to win nine, including five at 5 Star rating, is an outstanding accomplishment.

We are delighted to have once again received overwhelming recognition in such highly competitive awards, where our projects have been judged by strict criteria and standards against other leading developments from across the UK. We can confidently say each award is well deserved and has been earned.

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