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Crest Nicholson has won silver for best public realm at the annual WhatHouse? Awards for its development Tadpole Garden Village in Swindon. The 37th Gala Luncheon was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 16th November 2018, attracting the biggest names in the housebuilding industry.


The best public realm award seeks to recognise developments with standout landscaping, parks, open space, facilities for residents, commissioned works of art or cultural attractions and other innovations by housebuilders to enhance the public space in and around their new developments.


Crest Nicholson’s Tadpole Garden Village development was recognised for its long-term vision and commitment to the sustainability of this ecologically driven project. Guided by Garden Village Principles, Tadpole Garden Village offers public art displays, green corridors to protect a range of habitats, walking and cycle paths and an expanse of open space.


Tadpole Garden Village boasts a growing community across the five phases of the development, with every resident of the village automatically becoming a member of the Community Interest Company created to manage all public realm assets.


Andrew Dobson, Managing Director of Crest Nicholson Strategic Projects said: “We are proud to have Tadpole Garden Village recognised with the WhatHouse? silver award for best public realm. We envisioned Tadpole Garden Village to be a progressive and highly sustainable development and have been able to deliver this across the 350-acre scheme.”


The annual WhatHouse? Awards are considered the Oscars of the housebuilding industry, bringing together over 1,700 industry professionals to celebrate the best new home developments. Comedian Jack Whitehall, Gabby Logan and former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio hosted the event, presenting awards across a range of categories.


Crest Nicholson’s Tadpole Garden Village development has previously been recognised for ‘Best Housing Scheme of 500 homes or more’ at The Planning Awards 2018 and was a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Placemaking’ category at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017.


The collection of traditional and contemporary homes available at Tadpole Garden Village include one and two bedroom apartments and two to four bedroom houses. Homes are priced from £195,000 to £460,000 across its phases Evolve, The Copse, Stray Park, The Village and The Farmstead. For more information visit