Rembrandt House in Watford is a unique, historic property of a quality rarely available to ftbs. It has been created from a landmark listed building, with a beautiful Edwardian façade, on a 3.4-acre site. Henley have transformed the high-ceilinged and light-flooded interior into 43 one, two and three bedroom apartments, some with mezzanine levels, while restoring the 120m-long neo-classical exterior. Careful thought was given to maximising space and making a feature of the huge windows, whilst retaining energy efficiency. Ample parking and transport links allow easy connections. Thirty apartments were for private sale averaging £477 per sqft (with only a handful remaining) and 13 are available via Origin Housing Association.
This brand-new award category for 2017 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.