This brand-new award category for 2017 is for the best development of any size in the North of England (for the purposes of this category – Birmingham and above). An area of the country where housebuilding is increasing and offers a highly competitive market place, this award recognises an exceptional range of new homes that stands out from the crowd whilst remaining accessible to first time buyers.

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HENLEY HOMES

HENLEY HOMES | BARNES VILLAGE - redevelopment 2017

Barnes Village is a Grade II listed historic site near Stockport, comprising 38 apartments and townhouses constructed within and attached to a restored French Gothic Revival hospital building, and 117 newbuild, two to four bedroom properties in the 16.5-acre grounds. Henley’s conversion will bring a new chapter to the old building. Spacious, modern homes with sharply-pitched roofs and large windows echo the drama of the old, but with the elegance and convenience of the new, alongside accessible transport connections and links to surrounding communities. Prices start from £145,000 (one bedroom conversion apartment) to £425,000 (new four bedroom house), an average of £252 per sqft. Eligible for Help to Buy, completions start in spring 2017.

HOME GROUP

MAGNA GROUP - north 2017

This exciting flagship regeneration development has brought a run-down area of old, cramped and outdated properties back to life, replacing them with affordable, modern, three and four bedroom terraced homes, filled with light, space, gardens and energy-saving features. Once complete, the Gateshead development will see 99 uniquely-styled terraced family homes, with 76 for outright sale, 10 shared ownership and 18 affordable rent. Families are delighted with our high- spec, bespoke new homes and enjoy the same high standard features, whether they live in affordable rented, shared ownership, or privately owned properties. The area has been brightened through the use of public art. As well as private gardens, residents also have community space.

PLUMLIFE

PLUMLIFE - north 2017

Leesbrook View, Plumlife’s development in Lees, was created to appeal to local buyers looking for a semi-rural feel on the outskirts of Oldham. All 22 homes, built by Countryside, cater for a range of buyers, with detached, semi-detached and terraced, two, three and four bedroomed properties available. Abundant gardens echoing the nearby Leesbrook Nature Park, also mean the development is safe and peaceful. The light and modern design, alongside the calm environment created with on-site landscaping, brought strong sales at this site. 57% of reservations were taken off-plan with purchasers buying through shared ownership, outright sale and Help to Buy. Plumlife worked with Oldham Council to ensure only buyers with a link to the area could purchase a home.

RIVERSIDE HOME OWNERSHIP

RIVERSIDE HOME OWNERSHIP - north 2017

Eardley Park in Congleton is Riverside’s flagship development of 84 affordable homes in Cheshire. With 44 of the properties available through shared ownership, Riverside Home Ownership offers ftbs and other eligible purchasers the opportunity to purchase a home in this highly desirable part of the North West. Traditionally an area of high property values, ftbs in Cheshire have been increasingly priced out of the market. Purchasers at Eardley Park buy the share they can afford and pay a reduced monthly rent on the remainder, with the option to own outright in the future. All properties include high-quality fixtures and finishes throughout, and buyers benefit from advice and support from RHO’s expert team throughout the whole process and beyond.