The £1.1billion Caithness-Moray project, the largest investment in the north of Scotland’s electricity network since the hydro development era of the 1950s, has won a prestigious national accolade.
It was unveiled as project of the year in the Scottish heat of the RICS Awards 2018.
Two Aberdeen projects also won coveted honours at the ceremony in Edinburgh.
Countesswells housing development was named best residential development in Scotland.
The Marischal Square office and retail development, in Broad Street, won the regeneration award.
Nearly 40 of Scotland’s most impressive and community beneficial property schemes battled it out for honours in eight competition categories. The ceremony, held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, attracted more than 200 property professionals.
SSE’s Caithness-Moray project is expected to deliver a £634.5million boost to the UK economy, supporting more than 10,000 years of employment.
More than 150 families have already made their home at Countesswells, which is under development by a subsidiary of Stewart Milne Group (SMG).
Jim Fitzsimons, special projects director, SMG, said: “These awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in the country.
“Our aim is to make Countesswells one of the greenest, most attractive places to live in the north-east and this recognition of our efforts in taking a fresh approach to creating something exceptional is very welcome.”