This award is for the best development of any size in the South of England (for the purposes of this category – below Birmingham). A highly competitive market place where the construction of new homes is increasing, 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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Barratt Homes and VIVID Housing | Chapel Gate

Chapel Gate is a sustainable, new residential community of 600 homes located in the heart of Basingstoke, Hampshire, by VIVID Housing and Barratt Homes. Together, the partners have transformed a disused, run down industrial estate into much needed housing, including the refurbishment of a cherished local Art Deco landmark building. From one bedroom apartments to four bedroom family homes, the diverse range of high-quality contemporary new homes at Chapel Gate, combined with affordable price tags, purchasing options and appealing town centre location, mean it is selling fast. Each home has been designed to be flexible and suit every lifestyle, with open-plan living and plentiful outdoor space. With pedestrian and cycle routes into the town centre from the development, generous open space including a central park and play facilities, Barratt and VIVID have created an urban paradise for residents to enjoy at Chapel Gate.

Henley Homes | Constance Court

Constance Court by Henley Homes is a contemporary new build development of 51 one and two bedroom apartments, in Battersea, London SW11 – a stone’s throw from the Thames. Consisting of three attractive blocks, two for private sale and one available as affordable housing through Wandle Housing Association, with two commercial units at ground level and a landscaped courtyard garden at the rear. All apartments have private balconies, gardens or terraces, and underground car parking is available to purchase. Constance Court, finished throughout to Henley’s trademark high standards and attention to detail, is on the market at a blended average of £826 sq ft (£789-£911 sq ft) and is eligible for Help to Buy. Apartments in neighbouring blocks are being marketed by others at in excess of £1,000 sq ft, making Constance Court an attractive prospect for first time buyers seeking a high specification apartment in a desirable, central location with great transport and leisure links.

Peabody & Hill | Fish Island Village

Fish Island Village will be a vibrant canalside neighbourhood set in the heart of Hackney Wick. The mixed-use development by Peabody and Hill offers a collection of stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments, innovative workspaces and picturesque courtyards. Building on the area’s legacy, Fish Island Village takes inspiration from the existing neighbouring buildings, fusing traditional industrial architecture with forward-thinking design. When complete, the development will provide 580 new homes to rent and buy and 57,000 square feet of commercial space. A partnership with workspace provider, The Trampery, will support up to 500 people working on-site, creating an active, vibrant and harmonious village. The beautifully specified apartments at Fish Island Village include features such as underfloor heating, silestone worktops and private balconies. Space and light have been optimised to create homes of real distinction, with fantastic open spaces overlooking the water, including a new public square which will be the social hub of this energetic community.