Last week, for the 25th year running, the Evening Standard New Homes Awards were announced. These prestigious awards champion excellence across the housing spectrum, from innovative first-time buyer flats and eco-homes to dazzling sky-high penthouse apartments atop towers of curving glass.
We were delighted to see our clients Bellway Homes, Pocket, Berkeley Homes and Ward, Baillie Limited win the following awards:
Best family home (£750,000 to £1.5 million)
The Eton, Hampton Grange, Sundridge Park, Bromley, by Bellway Homes
One of 11 traditional-style detached houses with integral garage at Hampton Grange, in the 10-acre gated grounds of a listed convent bordering a golf course.
Best large development
Goodman’s Fields, Aldgate E1 by Berkeley Homes
Before 2008, seven-acre Goodman’s Fields was a gated compound occupied by Royal Bank of Scotland. Now it is a new “urban quarter”, where sleek, glass-clad towers blend with low-rise blocks.
Best Apartment by small-scale developer
25 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea SW3 by First Penthouse (a freehold held by Ward, Baillie Limited)
It took a day to hoist this pre-fab penthouse to the top of an Art Deco block tucked away behind historic Cheyne Walk, one of London’s most coveted addresses.
Best first-time buy
Marcon Place, Hackney E8, by Pocket
Pocket creates pint-size flats for first-time buyers who are on tight budgets, mainly thirtysomethings working in the public sector that can now benefit from homes priced at 20 per cent below market value.
For more information, please contact Natalie Cotton, Interim Head of Marketing Communications on +44(0)20 7203 8911.