British Land triumphed at the Retail & Leisure Property Awards last night with three wins.
The company was named retail developer of the year, its acquisition of retail warehouse specialist Pillar in July 2005 was named Accessible Retail deal of the year and its Manchester Fort shopping park won the category for regeneration project with best community benefits.
The Retail & Leisure Property Awards are organised by Property Week in association with Accessible Retail, the Shop Agents Society and the Leisure Property Forum. The awards evening was held at the Grosvenor Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
A full list of winners follows:
- Leisure operator of the year: Gala (award sponsored by X-Leisure)
- Best leisure consultancy team: Shelley Sandzer (award sponsored by Halogen)
- Leisure developer or investor of the year: X-Leisure (award sponsored by Montagu Evans)
- Best commercial leisure scheme: Vauxhall stand, Oval cricket ground (award sponsored by Shelley Sandzer)
- Best public sector-funded leisure development: Dartford Judo Club (award sponsored by KUD International)
- Best leisure regeneration project: Liberty Stadium, Swansea (award sponsored by Parkview)
- Most innovative new shop or store: Sedley Place, London W1 by Boots (award sponsored by Hammerson)
- Shop Agents Society’s agency team of the year: CB Richard Ellis (award sponsored by Crest Nicholson Developments)
- Best new shopping centre or refurbishment: Chapelfield, Norwich, by Capital Shopping Centres and Lend Lease (award sponsored by Bank of Ireland)
- Town Centre retail deal of the year: Primark’s acquisition of Littlewoods (award sponsored by Property Week)
- Shop Agents Society’s town centre retailer of the year: River Island (award sponsored by Capital Shopping Centres)
- Shop Agents Society’s developer of the year: Land Securities (award sponsored by Zumtobel)
- Retail investor or developer of the year: British Land (award sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield)
- Accessible Retail agency team of the year: Harvey Spack Field (award sponsored by ING Real Estate)
- Best new or refurbished retail park: Westwood Cross, Kent, a joint venture between Carillion and Richardson, now owned by Land Securities (award sponsored by Savills)
- Retail-led regeneration project with best community benefits: British Land for Manchester Fort (award sponsored by Business In The Community)
- Accessible Retail deal of the year: British Land for Pillar acquisition (award sponsored by FOCUS)
- Accessible retailer of the year: Marks & Spencer (award sponsored by The Junction)