Perth Housebuilders Vying for National Award
Published on 13 April 2016
A Perth-based housebuilding firm has been unveiled as a finalist in Scotland’s premier industry awards.
A&J Stephen is one of only three firms to reach the shortlist of the ‘Private Development of the Year’ (medium: 26-99 units) category of the Homes for Scotland Awards 2016 for its contribution to the first phase at Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, just outside Aberdeen
The family firm, which dates back to 1935, is creating a wide selection of homes at Chapelton, ranging from two to six bedroom terraced, semi and detached villas, all designed to cater for today’s lifestyle choices.
Kareen Davidson, Chair of the independent judging panel commented, “We have highlighted those companies who have demonstrated a stand-out approach to customer needs, design quality and the placemaking and sustainability agendas as well as those supporting organisations who have added value to the sector whilst showcasing an impressive competitive edge.”
John Stephen, Managing Director, Stephen said, “We are delighted and proud to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards which highlight the very best in housebuilding across the country. Since the firm was founded, our philosophy has remained unchanged: insistence on the highest standards, and it’s great that these standards are still being recognised over 80 years later. With over 30 owners now settled into their homes at Chapelton, it’s fantastic not only to be part of the greater masterplan, but to be playing such an integral part in this sustainable and highly sought-after development.”
With a string of National House-Building Council (NHBC) ‘Pride in the Job’ awards cementing its reputation for quality housebuilding, Stephen is the name behind a host of prestigious and highly popular developments throughout Scotland, all chosen for their outstanding locations.
Winners will be announced at the Homes for Scotland Annual Lunch at the EICC on Friday 20 May which will be hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis. Now in its 14th year, the event continues to grow year-on-year, with a record number of over 1000 senior industry representatives and their guests already confirmed to attend.