Bondholders Win Big at Property Dinner

The Insider East Midlands Property Dinner took place last week, celebrating the strength of the region's property and construction sectors. 

A number of Bondholders walked away as winners, including Derby City Council, Compendium Living, Turner & Townsend, Ian Hodgkison, 3aaaProsperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby.

Derby City Council won the Design Excellence Award for the iHub at Infinity Park Derby. 

Judges were impressed that the finished project stuck almost completely to the original concept, including a number of quite complex elements. This was a testament to the strength of the design.

Compendium Living's Castleward scheme won the Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year Award. 

The judges stated that the mixed-use scheme has been a catalyst for the regeneration of a key site between the railway station and city centre. Buildings which have stood empty for years have now been snapped up by investors who have bought into the vision Castleward represents.

Turner & Townsend walked away with the Client Adviser of the Year Award. 

Judges said Turner & Townsend add value from the beginning to end of the projects they're involved in. They offer a true advisory role to ensure the client is consistently updated and reassured at all stages.

National Construction Academy, run by Bondholders Ian Hodgkinson and 3aaa,  was awarded Skills and Apprenticeship Scheme accolade. 

Judges congratulated Ian for doing something about the skills shortage, including taking his message to Westminster. 

Cathedral Court, a student accommodation scheme involving Bondholders Prosperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby, walked away with the highly coveted Property Deal of the Year Award.

The judges stated that this scheme was an innovative solution to a long-standing problem; a building earmarked for office use where there was no demand for it. Prosperity Capital successfully negotiated some tricky hurdles to turn into student accommodation, including a problematic section 106 agreement and ended up attracting institutional investor Aviva. This clever deal has made the city more attractive to both investors and students.