Beaulieu is a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q. Set in an area that was once the hunting grounds of King Henry VIII, the vision for Beaulieu was to create a vibrant new integrated community for the city of Chelmsford, bringing together 3,600 quality new homes in a range of styles to suit different tastes, preferences and income levels. To achieve its vision, the development offers a blend of inspirational architecture, well-maintained landscape and open space, a plethora of amenities, new transport connections, sports clubs, community gardens and more. Beaulieu is a perfect destination for young couples or families, offering three distinct residential neighbourhoods, each with its own character. These range from traditional, colonial-style through to über-modern, meaning there’s a home to suit every taste. Making up the development are: Beaulieu Keep, Beaulieu Heath and Beaulieu Oaks. Beaulieu has been designed for community living, with the three different neighbourhoods being planned around a neighbourhood centre – Beaulieu Square.
This award is for developments of more than 80 homes that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment and that have provided additional facilities to benefit the local community and surrounding neighbourhoods. These homes are in large developments in a mixed-tenure environment, or stand-alone developments.