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

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HOME GROUP | PARK RISE - urban region 2017

Park Rise is one of Home Group’s success stories. It’s a mixed- tenure development of spacious, affordable, rented, private sale and shared equity apartments and homes, nestled on a wooded hillside, with wonderful views over High Wycombe. With 164 new homes – 21 one bedroom and 70 two bedroom apartments, and 65 three bedroom and eight four bedroom homes, it has built hope and opportunity in a once notorious estate. Almost a third of the homes are available for shared ownership. Integration of Park Rise into the wider community was a key element and its residents are happier, feel safer and are proud of their new homes and community. In creating homes, Home Group built on pride, friendships and support across this culturally diverse neighbourhood.


MILLER HOMES | VARCITY - urban regen 2017

Varcity comprises over 850 residential properties, located on the former brownfield site which was home to Edinburgh’s Telford College. The development comprises three former campus sites, sympathetically transformed, specifically with ftbs in mind, into a successful, thriving new community close to Edinburgh’s city centre. The overall design strategy, the product mix and features, together with initiatives to address issues of availability and affordability, have all helped Varcity meet the needs of the ftb market. Through an innovative planning strategy, with co-ordinated delivery and engagement at its core, Varcity has supported regeneration and provided important socio-economic benefits as well as excellent opportunities for ftbs to own a home.


ST MODWEN HOMES | CRANSTON LEAS - urban regen 2017

Before St. Modwen transformed the development, Branston Leas in Burton upon Trent was 280 acres of wasteland with no benefit to the local community. Now, it is a desirable place to live, with the first phase of 64 beautiful new homes all sold out and the second phase going fast. To ensure the development benefits local people, St. Modwen has delivered 160 school places through an extension of the local primary school; a village centre with shops and local amenities; employment space that will create 1,500 new jobs and a new sports pavilion. What’s more, they have worked with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to deliver a new 82-acre bluebell wood, with new residents helping to plant trees and seeds. It’s no wonder 90% of new purchasers would recommend the development.



Whitechapel Central is set to transform a former Safestore facility into a new urban quarter, with 30% of the site dedicated to new public realm. The scheme of 564 new homes – many being family-sized – alongside around 38,000 sq ft of commercial area, including flexible office space, shops, a gym and a café, plus storage facilities for the local market, is fundamental to Whitechapel’s vision for regeneration. Straddling two nearby conservation areas, the design focuses on connectivity, with new pedestrianised streets and squares, and a number of ‘character areas’. The predominantly brick and reconstituted stone design creates strong, street-based frontages, while a central glass and aluminium-clad tower enhances the future townscape of Whitechapel.