Awards recognise housebuilding design quality

Park Central by Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson and Assael Architecture have been crowned housebuilder of the year and architect of the year at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2014.

Crest Nicholson also won the development of the year – over 100 homes category for its Park Central scheme in Birmingham (pictured above), which is designed by Gardner Stewart. The housebuilder picked up the standard housetype of the year with architect Stride Treglown for a design at its Firepool Lock site in Taunton, Somerset.

Assael Architecture won the development of the year – 26-100 homes category and the mixed use development of the year award for its design for Grainger’s Macaulay Walk scheme in the capital.

NPS Boardwalk House eco design

NPS’ Boardwalk House won the concept design competition

The coveted concept design prize, this year based around Passivhaus design principles and a waterside location, was awarded to NPS for its Boardwalk House design.


Awards also went to:

  • One-off house/extension of above 5,000sq ft: Fishbourne Quay, designed by the Manser Practice
  • One-off house/extension of 2,500-5,000sq ft: Wedge House by SOUP Architects
  • One-off house/extension up to 2,500sq ft: joint winners 4 Views by AR Design Studio and Eidolon House by Dominic Mckenzie
  • Apartment building of the year: Canaletto, London, designed by UN Studio
  • Housing project of the year: Vauxhall Sky Gardens, London, designed by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher
  • Conversion, restoration or refurbishment: Wolvercote Road, Thamesmead Estate, by Fraser Brown MacKenna
  • Development of the year – over 100 homes: Joint winner alongside Park Central is Countryside Properties’ Abode in Cambridge, designed by Proctor & Matthews
  • Development of the year – up to 25 homes: Pembroke, London by Richstone Properties
  • Landscape development of the year: Frenchlands Gate, East Horsley, Surrey by Beechcroft Developments
  • Affordable housing development: Royal Road, London, designed by Panter Hudspith
  • Interior design: Emperor’s Gate, London, designed by Dyer Grimes Architects

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