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02 June 2016

Four award-winning clients

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.

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