The region’s property elite were in the spotlight at last night’s annual North West Property Awards. Developments that have transformed the skyline of North West towns and cities, such as No.1 Spinningfields, were celebrated along with the teams of planners, lawyers and architects that made them a reality. To mark the 20th anniversary of the awards, Insider also teamed up with the BBC on a new prize – Building of the Decade – which was voted for by North West Tonight viewers.
Property Newcomer of the Year Winner: LJ Real Estate Advisors
Sam Lawson Johnston and George Haddo have spent more than £40m acquiring, renovating and then leasing historic buildings in Manchester including Canada House and the Northern Assurance Buildings.
People’s Choice Award: Building of the Decade
Winner: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Integral to the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital building, which was completed in 2015, was the input of the children, all current or former patients, who voted on the schemes and designs they liked.
North West Property Personality of the Year
Winner: Lynda Shillaw, MAG Property
Lynda is divisional chief executive of MAG’s property business and is responsible for investment and development across its three airports. Her remit also covers the 3.5 million sq ft Airport City Manchester development.Lynda Shillaw, divisional chief executive of property at Manchester Airports Group, took home the Property Personality of the Year accolade.