A MAJOR project by a York-based property development company is in the running for a prestigious industry prize.

S Harrison, which is located on Bishopthorpe Road, has been shortlisted for this year's Variety Yorkshire Property Awards.

Recognition comes in the Yorkshire Pride category for the company's transformation of a historic building in Edinburgh into a new hotel for Malmaison, complete with bar and brasserie.

Buchan House is one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh's New Town and dates from 1775.

The Grade A-listed building stood empty for two years before S Harrison acquired the site.

Development director David Clancy said: "This development guarantees the sustainable future of an important part of Edinburgh's heritage in a prominent New Town location and it's great to see our efforts rewarded with an award shortlisting from the Variety Yorkshire Property Awards, which celebrate all that is good about responsible development."

The Variety Yorkshire Property Awards take place at Rudding Park in Harrogate on Thursday, May 9.