The coronavirus pandemic has led to the postponement of the South Coast Property Awards to December 3.

The event at the Hilton at Ageas Bowl attracts 400-plus guests and entries from both commercial and residential property sectors.

The awards dinner was originally scheduled for the summer but with the COVID-19 epidemic continuing to disrupt business life, the decision was made to shift to an end-of-year event.

All table bookings and sponsorships will be honoured for the new date.

Awards Categories and Nomination Forms

Entries are now open and will close on Friday, September 15.

To make a nomination –
Register or, if already registered, log in to complete online

This will allow you to:

  • Save a partially completed nomination and complete it at a later date
  • Submit the completed nomination online along with uploaded supplementary documentation/images etc

If you require a hard copy of the nomination form to complete, contact Amanda on

Category descriptions

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Offices Consultancy

Working with CoStar, this category uses objective information gathered from its extensive industry-leading database on deals within the Solent and South Coast region. The award will be given to the consultancy that has completed the highest total of commercial deals in the office sector across the region and the highest total by sq ft transacted during the 12-month period from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

Download deal capture form

Industrial/Logistics Consultancy

Working with CoStar, this category uses objective information gathered from their extensive industry-leading database on deals within the Solent and South Coast region. The award will be given to the property consultancy that has completed the most industrial/logistics deals across the region and the highest total by sq ft transacted from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.

Download deal capture form

Business Park Innovation

The region is home to numerous business parks. This award recognises the role the parks play in the region’s economy and celebrates the ability of the developer, owner or management team to create a sustainable environment. Work-life balance, facilities for occupiers, innovation in transport solutions, etc, are all areas that judges will take account of.


Workplace Award – sponsored by Amiri Construction

Exciting workplaces and successful businesses go to together. The region is home to many companies across the digital, telecoms, pharmaceutical, professional and financial sectors. Open to any company from any business sector, this award seeks to reward those companies that have used their property strategy to create quality design-led working styles, increased productivity, innovative working environments and open, inclusive work cultures.

Judges will want to see how the design of the workplace was approached and how it has created genuine productivity gains for the business. Entries can be made by the occupier, or by one of the advisory or design team with comment from the client.


Architectural Practice – sponsored by Highwood Group

This award recognises outstanding architectural practices in the region – highlighting recent instructions and creative projects.

Judges are looking for the practice that has excelled either on one project or a series throughout the year in question.


Young Property Person – sponsored by CBRE

This award is presented to a person under 35 working in property ­– this could include professionals, architects, planners, or those working in the new areas of property tech. Apprentices and graduates are all eligible, and judges will be looking for the rising stars who are set for career success in their chosen field.


Fast Rising Property Business

This award recognises a fast-rising firm in either the commercial, industrial or residential property sectors that is shining brighter than its competitors.

Judges want to reward a successful property business that has also shone in the region in the past few years. Eligible firms include developers, agents, consultants, surveyors, lettings specialists, etc.


Property Law Firm – sponsored by Lambert Smith Hampton

Judges are looking for a law firm whose property team has had an exceptional year, either in terms of volume of work, quality of instructions, or both. Particular attention will be given to law firms that have instructed on complex deals during the year, or that have excelled in advisory work. 

Eligible law firms can have acted in the commercial property or residential property markets; and can have been instructed by developers, agents, occupiers, and/or investors. In reviewing submissions from law firms, judges will also pay attention to testimonials from clients.


Commercial Development – sponsored by Smith & Williamson

This award is for a non-residential development – such as office, mixed-use, leisure or industrial – that has been completed, has funding or has recently received planning consent.

Judges will be assessing the impact the development will make and its contribution to the region.

Due to the nature of this award category, judges will consider a longer timeframe than 12 months – spec schemes can be entered provided they have planning, and funding approved.


Property Deal – sponsored by Dutton Gregory

This award celebrates a ‘deal’ or transaction that by its size, importance or location makes a significant impact on the region. Such a deal often provides the confidence and momentum to ensure that the region remains buoyant and relevant.


Residential Development – sponsored by Trethowans

This award goes to a specific housing development in the region that stands out from the competition. Size doesn’t matter – judges will consider small brownfield developments and large housing estates. The entry could be an innovative conversion of a building – so Permitted Development (PD) schemes are eligible.

Judges will be looking for evidence of good design, environmental impact, sustainability, and whether the scheme has overcome unusual challenges and site constraints.



Successful housebuilding in the region has to take account of environmental issues, and a need for community engagement. It has to have real economic benefit, respecting the South Coast environment and showing how good design can create places where people want to live, both young and old.

The judges are looking for a South Coast housebuilder that incorporates these aspects into its completed schemes and consistently receives positive feedback from its customers.


Regeneration Project

This award recognises the innovative use of brownfield sites as well as strong architectural design and the developer’s approach to environmental issues. Judges will consider how the particular area has been revitalised for those who live and/or work there, and the investment and/or ROI of the project.

Small schemes will be considered, as will large-scale town or city regeneration projects. Schemes can be nominated by architects, planners, developers or agents.


Outstanding Contribution – sponsored by Imperial Homes

This award is for a stand-out person who has promoted and created success in the execution of property strategy across the region and, more importantly, has been involved with the promotion of the region as a great place in which to do business.