This award is for the best development within a neighbourhood regeneration scheme, that can demonstrate the benefit it has brought to an area.

Higgins Homes | Clissold Quarter

Clissold Quarter – the transformation of the Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington, London by Higgins Homes and the London Borough of Hackney – is providing new and refurbished homes, high-quality public realm as well as social and economic improvement. The current first phase has delivered 273 new homes (79 homes for affordable rent, 36 homes for intermediate sale, 158 for private sale of which two-thirds were bought using London Help to Buy). The funds generated by the private sale are being redeployed to refurbish 101 council homes. The regeneration has already been cited as a best practice project in such sources as the Architects’ Journal Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe publication. Not only is Clissold Quarter a quantifiable success in regeneration terms, it is also a great new place to live, especially given its proximity to Clissold Park as well as Arsenal, Manor Park and Finsbury Park underground stations.

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Home Group | Rayners Lane

At Home Group we’re hugely proud of the new Rayners Lane and its award-winning success. Unrecognisable from the tired, run-down neighbourhood it once was, the former council estate has been transformed into a thriving hub of new-found opportunity for the people and businesses living and located there. Great partnerships are at the heart of this success, achieved through collaboration with the London Borough of Harrow, local residents and our specialist team of development partners.

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L&Q and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Weavers Quarter

One of the capital’s most ambitious regeneration projects, Weavers Quarter, a pioneering partnership between L&Q and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, will transform the once run-down, eastern side of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London, into a sustainable and long-term community, ultimately housing over 5500 people. Once complete in 2024, Weavers Quarter will bring 1575 new affordable homes, 690 primary school places and 1850 secondary school places, a community centre, retail and office space and a new public square to Barking town centre. More than just a collection of high-quality homes, the £300 million multi-phase scheme makes a significant contribution to the changing face of Barking – one of London’s last remaining genuinely affordable districts for first time buyers. Through carefully considered design, quality specification and an extensive community engagement programme, Weavers Quarter will create a remarkable new neighbourhood, which people will undoubtedly be proud to call home.

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Lovell Homes | The Mill

The Mill, Canton, Cardiff Partners Lovell, the Tirion Group, Cadwyn Housing Association, with support from the Welsh Government and financial-backing from the Principality Building Society, are developing one of Wales’ largest ever urban regeneration programmes at The Mill, Canton with 800-new homes. Addressing the need for affordable housing, half the homes are for discounted/social rent with Tirion, managed by Cadwyn, with the remaining homes for open-market sale through Lovell. Community, education, employment and sustainability are the four-cornerstones of our commitment to sustainable community benefits. Investing in the local community, bringing new jobs/training for local people is at the heart of the work we are doing at The Mill. Alongside the homes being created, we’re committed to extending the positive impact throughout the area. Our extremely active community engagement programme includes activities with local schools, support for local events/charities to helping local unemployed people gain valuable construction experience and qualifications.

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St. Modwen Homes | Trentham Manor

Prior to St. Modwen Homes breathing new life into Trentham Manor, it was an inactive and unused site of a former colliery that brought no benefits to the local community in Stoke-on-Trent. Today, it is a beautiful residential development that has delivered a variety of contemporary new homes, as well as creating thousands of new jobs and introducing a range of leisure and retail facilities. Trentham Manor has been particularly popular with first time buyers, many of whom have used Help to Buy or one of St. Modwen Home’s initiatives. Plus, all purchasers benefit from the luxury specification that is included in the homes as standard, as well as the high quality build and modern design that St. Modwen Homes is known for. St. Modwen Homes has also put a key focus on the local community, leading site safety lessons with local schools, naming streets after Stoke’s war heroes and setting up a Sunday League football team. Proving just how popular Trentham Manor is, 100% of new purchasers would happily recommend St. Modwen Homes and Trentham Manor to a friend.

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Taylor Wimpey East London | Aspext

Taylor Wimpey East London’s Aspext is one of the latest key elements of a masterplan which is creating a dynamic new metropolitan centre in east London. Set on the fringes of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the community of 175 homes will transform an unappealing industrial site, while providing a substantial increase in employment space with the inclusion of 15 commercial units. The mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments will help to increase the quality of Tower Hamlet’s housing stock, providing local people with more choice, while also attracting new people to what is a thriving area that’s definitely ‘on the up’ thanks to the Olympic legacy. The inclusion of 40% affordable homes, and a range of buyer incentives, will also help local people, first time buyers and key workers to put down roots at Aspext. Aspext will provide a visual stimulus to a run-down area, while complementing a nearby conservation area.

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