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Crest Nicholson’s Monksmoor Park development in Daventry has won Bronze for Best Public Realm at the 38th annual WhatHouse? Awards, held on 15th November 2019 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


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.


Monksmoor Park was recognised for its commitment to community facilities, as well as its focus on landscape-led planning and design, together with an emphasis on street schemes. In addition, Crest Nicholson encouraged cohesion across the development by creating a mobile app to keep residents up to date with community projects and events.


In their report, the WhatHouse? Awards Judging Panel commented: “As a developer with strong sustainability credentials, Crest Nicholson has always embraced the Garden Village creed of green space, wildlife and trees and not just houses. Monksmoor Park near Daventry is driven by public realm and community facilities, as the development beside the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire moves into its fourth of five phases.”


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. Astronaut Tim Peake hosted the event alongside the comedian and television presenter, Dara Ó Briain, presenting awards across a range of categories.


David Hnyda, Sales & Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern commented: “We are delighted that Monksmoor Park has been recognised as one of the best developments in the country for public realm. Crest Nicholson has invested more than £11.2m in the local area, helping build and maintain sports pitches, allotments, woodland areas, play areas, and more. This demonstrates our commitment to the long-term management of public areas, which serves to foster civic pride on our developments.”


Monksmoor Park is nestled alongside the Grand Union Canal incorporating 25 acres of open space, including an extension to the Daventry Reservoir and Country Park. The latest phases brought are Meadowside, a traditional collection of homes, and Waterside & The Rowans, with its striking contemporary designed properties.


Prices for a two bedroom apartment at Monksmoor Park start at £169,950, two bedroom houses from £226,950 and the three bedroom homes begin at £276,950. Four bedroom houses start from £329,950. The government backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is available on all properties. To find out more about the phases on the development.


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