The Homebuilder of the Year accolade was awarded to the company which the judges felt best championed the following principles: sustainable regeneration; the establishment of new communities; strong architectural design and landscaping; innovative construction methods and build quality and environmental initiatives
Commenting on Crest Nicholson’s win, Judge David Mote, said: “The judges recognised Crest Nicholson’s dedication to design and place-making in order to ensure that their developments foster the creation of truly sustainable communities. The company has long demonstrated a clear commitment to and ability in tackling major regeneration projects as well as smaller, boutique developments. I was certainly not surprised when Crest Nicholson was confirmed as The Sunday Times British Homes Awards’ Homebuilder of the Year.”
Two of the company’s developments also won individual awards. Firepool Lock, near Taunton, won the ‘Standard House Type’ category which applauded a house of contemporary or vernacular design that championed best practice in design, specification and craftsmanship. Park Central was named winner of the ‘Development of the Year’ category for developments over 100 homes. Park Central, a world class regeneration scheme in the heart of Birmingham, was judged to be the development that best demonstrated a positive aesthetic architectural contribution within its immediate environ and was judged on external and internal design, layout, landscaping and the provision of services and communal amenities.
On the win Stephen Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Crest Nicholson, commented: “We’re delighted to be named Homebuilder of the Year. The win is testament to our long standing commitment to building homes that not only excel in terms of their design and quality but also which are integrated into their immediate surroundings as well as the wider community. In doing this we ensure that our schemes and the residents who live there benefit from well designed and crafted homes but also from having a vibrant community with all the necessary infrastructure to ensure they are a really enjoyable place to live.”