Winchburgh Developments has been crowned Property Company of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Property Awards.

WDL triumphed at the awards last night, which aim to shine a spotlight on the greatest achievements in the built environment across Scotland. The company was recognised for its ongoing investment in the area and the significant development milestones it has achieved over the last 12 months with its “infrastructure-first” approach to community planning. These include:

  • The construction and opening of the new motorway junction 1B, which has directly connected Winchburgh to the M9 motorway, enabling residents to enjoy significantly shorter commutes to Edinburgh and beyond.

  • The completion of new bridge structures over the Edinburgh/Glasgow railway line and the Union Canal.

  • The part-funding of a new bus service by Lothian Country Buses linking Winchburgh to Livingston.

  • Continued and sustainability-focused regeneration of the 85-acre Auldcathie District Park.

  • Completing the sale of a town centre food retail site for a new Sainsbury’s Hub Retail Store which is set to open later this year.

  • The sale of serviced land on Beatlie Road to Wheatley Group for 81 affordable housing units and apartments for social and mid-market rent.

The company was also runner-up for Regeneration Project of the Year for its work on Auldcathie District Park. The 85-acre greenspace was partly formed from the reclamation of a former landfill site as part of a £6 million regeneration project by WDL with input from the local community to transform it into a multi-use space for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. It now features more than 31,000 newly-planted trees, over 2.5km of running, walking and cycling loops, a biking track, extensive play areas and a popular community growing area.

John Hamilton, CEO of WDL, said: “It is an honour to be recognised as Property Company of the Year at The Scottish Property Awards. It is a testament to the hard work of all the team here at Winchburgh Developments and of our valued contractors. Of course the success of any placemaking project relies on the support of the local community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Winchburgh for their ongoing support in making these works possible.”

The Scottish Property Award is just the latest in a long line of accolades bestowed upon the company for its work in West Lothian. Last year, WDL was named Most Trusted Land and Property Development Company at The BUILD Awards. The Winchburgh Community Growing Group, founded in 2018 and supported by WDL, also won silver for their third year entry into the prestigious Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards. The group was formed after two residents came forward during the consultation for the design of Auldcathie Park and suggested they could help connect and build a community of growers in the rapidly expanding village.