Press Release

9th June 2014: For immediate use


Two Falkirk firms have been nominated for prestigious industry prizes
for the fifth year in a row.

GRS Homes and Arka Architects, which have previously won recognition
for bespoke luxury builds, are put forward in the House of the Year,
Starter Home of the Year and Architectural Excellence (Single Dwelling
House) sections of the Scottish Home Awards, which recognise quality
in the home construction industry.

The awards will be given out at a glittering ceremony at the EICC in
Edinburgh, on Thursday, 19th June.

GRS Homes and Arka Architects have worked in partnership for several
years and have combined to create a variety of different house types
aimed at the top end of the market, ranging from luxury rural
developments in the Slamannan area to the award-winning conversion of
the Cairneymount Church in Maddiston.

More recently, they have just completed a new venture, the creation of
a niche town centre development in Comely Place in Falkirk, comprising
two five-bedroom town houses and two executive-style, semi-detached
homes. Both house types are nominated in this year’s awards.

GRS Homes Managing Director, Graham Scott, said: ‘’We are delighted to
have once again been nominated for these prestigious awards. GRS Homes
and Arka Architects have been working hand-in-glove together over the
last ten years to create something different, something that stands
out from the more standardised houses built by the larger house
building firms in Scotland.

‘’Arka’s innovate and creative designs work well with our commitment
to creating not just houses but family homes, using only top-quality
materials sourced from suppliers from all over Europe. All our houses
are bespoke and crafted to the client’s specific requirements, a
service seldom found in house building today‘’.

Ryan Marshall, Associate and project architect at Arka Architects,
said: ‘’It is a tremendous achievement to have again been short
listed. It is testament to the hard work and dedication that has gone
into the project from both our team and the GRS Homes team.

‘’Through our joint efforts, we are always striving to deliver the
best houses possible in terms of design and quality and being
consistently shortlisted alongside some of the biggest players in the
house building industry is a sure sign we are achieving that. Fingers
and toes are crossed for the big night!’’


For further information, please contact Tom McAllister on 07764 355078
or Ryan Marshall of Arka Architects on 01324 639228. Pictures of past
and current developments are available on request, as are copies of
the GRS Homes and Arka Architects’ logos.