This award is for a family starter home which is affordable for a first time buyer. It should offer a comfortable environment, at a realistic price, which is ideal for family living.

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BARRATT KENT | PHOENIX QUARTER

BARRATT KENT | PHOENIX QUARTER - family home 2017

The Helmsley is a highly popular style of family home, created by Barratt Homes at its Phoenix Quarter development in Dartford, Kent, currently available from £365,995. As well as providing generous living spaces across three floors, this highly attractive home design is available with the government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme and can be bought with a 5% deposit. From its open-plan kitchen/diner to the three evenly-sized double bedrooms, as well as separate and versatile living spaces, this stylish property ticks all the boxes. Barratt Homes understands that families want sociable, easy to manage, spacious and quality living spaces. With a great transport network on the doorstep, this home offers great value for homebuyers in the South East.

HOME GROUP | LYMINGTON FIELDS

HOME GROUP | LYMINGTON FIELDS - family home 2017

Lymington Fields is a cutting-edge, contemporary design in the east London suburb of Dagenham. Home Group is delivering the affordable homes in partnership with Lovell Homes, offering 112 affordable rented and 47 shared ownership, one and two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom houses. The vision for Lymington Fields is clean, green and a highly sustainable community, where families can flourish and grow. The light, spacious, high-standard family homes all have attractive exterior designs, providing a cosy contemporary living environment. All are Lifetime Homes compliant and some are wheelchair adaptable, truly reflecting a lifetime home for residents, who will be able to grow older in a home that will adapt to their long-term needs. Our scheme is pivotal in providing an affordable opportunity for customers to step on to the property ladder, making the dream of home ownership an achievable aspiration.

LATIMER | BANBURY PARK

LATIMER | BANBURY PARK - family home 2017

Banbury Park is a striking, new, mixed-use development in Walthamstow, northeast London. The residential-led scheme offers 350 one, two, three and four bedroom homes through shared ownership and private sale, available with Help to Buy at excellent entry price points for London, catering to the established need for affordable, high-quality family homes in the capital. Banbury Park is a prime location for first time buyer families. Interiors are designed with durability and wellbeing in mind, amplifying light and space. It connects residents to established educational institutions with ease and supports sustainable transport routes. Thoughtful landscaping and site layout at Banbury Park successfully integrates the adjoining countryside with the urban area, providing secluded, safe family living. The site has also brought wider opportunities, with state-of-the-art office space, complementary retail units and sustainable landscape works, opening up the area and developing a stable, more attractive place to settle down.

MILLER HOMES | THE HAWTHORNE

MILLER HOMES | THE HAWTHORNE - family home 2017

The Hawthorne is one of the stand-out family homes at The Gables development in the medieval village of Steventon, in rural Oxfordshire. Ideal for those looking to get a foot on the property ladder, The Hawthorne is a spacious, semi-detached three bedroom home, with many features which make it perfect for family living and luxurious touches not often seen in starter homes. Despite its location in one of the most desirable counties in England, The Hawthorne has been priced with affordability in mind and this has been further increased by availability of offers, such as Help to Buy and contributions towards Stamp Duty. As a result, all of The Hawthorn homes at The Gables sold out within a couple of weeks of their release to first time buyers – demonstrating their popularity with this demographic.

PLUMLIFE | BREARLEY FORGE

PLUMLIFE | BREARLEY FORGE - family home 2017

Plumlife, the sales specialists at Great Places Housing Group, recently launched Brearley Forge, 12 two, three and four bedroomed homes built by Keepmoat in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield. These family houses are the first collection of shared ownership properties created by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), a joint venture between Sheffield City Council, Keepmoat and Great Places. All semi-detached properties are specifically aimed at family buyers and include modern energy- saving systems and contemporary designs. The spacious layouts, consisting of bright kitchens, landscaped rear gardens, well-proportioned bedrooms and two off-road parking spaces, appeal to larger households. A tree-lined park backs the site, which is perfect for young children to play in. Homes were for sale through shared ownership and proved to be a great way for local first time buyers to step on to the property ladder in an established community. Demand was incredibly high and all properties were reserved within 12 weeks of the VIP launch.

ST. MODWEN HOMES | GLAN LLYN

ST MODWEN HOMES | GLAN LLYN - family 2017

Boasting stylish, contemporary house designs, Glan Llyn is proving to be a firm favourite with first time buyers in South Wales. In fact, first time buyers make up nearly 50% of all purchasers; 88% of which have used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. One of the fundamental reasons why the houses are proving popular is St. Modwen Homes’ belief that first time buyers shouldn’t have to compromise on design or quality. Therefore, the properties include luxury finishes as standard, including French doors, outdoor terraces and Juliet balconies, designer kitchens and chrome fixtures. It’s not just the design of the new homes that’s attracting first time buyers to Glan Llyn; when complete, the development will boast a range of facilities, including new shops, leisure space, a school, doctor’s surgery and employment opportunities. Not to mention that the new homes are surrounded by 80 acres of parkland and new lakes. No wonder 100% of purchasers would recommend Glan Llyn to a friend.