This award is for developments of more than 80 homes, that have used the best design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment, and that has provided additional facilities to benefit the local community and surrounding neighbourhoods. These homes are either on large developments in a mixed-tenure environment, or stand-alone developments.

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.

Catalyst | St Bernard’s Gate

St Bernard’s Gate is a mixed tenure development that provides a high proportion of new affordable housing on brownfield land. Built by Catalyst, a leading housing association based in Ealing, the scheme makes innovative use of existing listed buildings to create a buzzing new neighbourhood that mixes modern housing with the area’s unique heritage. Once complete, the St Bernard’s Gate development will deliver 270 new homes, consisting of 130 market sale, 98 shared ownership, 22 social rent and 20 at the new London Living Rent, giving potential first time buyers an opportunity to save for a deposit and make their first step on the housing ladder at a later date.

St. Modwen Homes | Locking Parklands

Natural parkland, a thriving community and bespoke house designs are just some of the many reasons why so many people have chosen to call Locking Parklands home. Located just minutes from the seaside at Weston-super-Mare and surrounded by picturesque countryside, Locking Parklands is a mixed use development of homes, shops, new leisure facilities and plenty of open green parkland, with new employment space and a primary and secondary school being delivered in the coming years. Homeowners can also enjoy the new community centre which hosts toddler groups, Brownies and a range of other social activities; helping to bring neighbours together. As always, St. Modwen Homes puts design and quality at the forefront of its new homes. Proving popular, more than 80% of purchasers stated their main reason for buying a new home at Locking Parklands was the house designs, with people attracted to the large windows, bright, open rooms and luxury specification. Plus, 90% of new homeowners are first time buyers, with St. Modwen Homes providing lots of support throughout the buying process.