WhatHouse? Awards 2015 - the winners revealed

Posted 20 November 2015 by Keith Osborne

The best new homes and housebuilders in Britain have been announced at the WhatHouse? Awards 2015 this afternoon...

Essex-based Hill has been named the WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year at today’s Gala Luncheon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

Actor, author and comedian David Walliams presented the prize at the climax of the event, the largest and most prestigious awards event in UK housebuilding, now in its 34th year.

WhatHouse? Awards 2015 logo​Hill dominated this year’s WhatHouse? Awards, taking seven other winners’ plaques to its Waltham Abbey headquarters: three Gold (Best Medium Housebuilder, Best Brownfield Development and Best Development), two Silver (Best Sustainable Development and Best Partnership) and two Bronze (Sustainable Developer of the Year and Best Starter Home Scheme).

Redrow won Best Large Housebuilder, London Square took home Gold for Best Small Housebuilder, Barratt Developments scooped Sustainable Developer of the Year and L&Q was named Housing Association of the Year at today’s event.

The WhatHouse? Awards, year-on-year the biggest event in the housebuilding industry, broke its own record this year with over 1,700 senior figures from the new homes industry attending the Gala Luncheon in the five-star hotel’s Great Room.

“It’s the day the new homes flag flies highest,” said Rupert Bates, host of the Awards and editorial director of new homes portal www.whathouse.com. “The standards achieved by the winners get more impressive every year, and our panel of independent judges had to work hard to pick the very best from hundreds of entries.

“We would like to thank all the housebuilders, suppliers and other industry colleagues who have once again supported this great event. Special thanks to the Awards sponsors and judges and congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered and attended today’s ceremony.”

The winners in full:

WhatHouse? Housebuilder Of The Year


Best Large Housebuilder – sponsored by Zoopla Property Group

Gold, Redrow Homes        

Silver, Berkeley Homes              

Bronze, Barratt Developments CALA Homes                     

Best Medium Housebuilder – sponsored by Roca     

Gold, Hill         

Silver, City & Country Group    

Bronze, Churchill Retirement Living Weston Homes                

Best Small Housebuilder  - sponsored by Alexander James         

Gold, London Square

Silver, Spitfire Bespoke Homes              

Bronze, Regal Homes Millwood Designer Homes                          

Sustainable Developer Of The Year – sponsored by British Gypsum

Gold, Barratt Developments        

Silver, Linden Homes  

Bronze, Hill         

Housing Association Of The Year – sponsored by Show House   

Gold, L&Q      

Silver, A2dominion Group ; North Wales Housing Association                 

Bronze, Network Housing Group              

Best Starter Home Scheme – sponsored by Aldermore     

Gold, Thames Valley Housing Association, Russell Square, Horley, Surrey

Silver, Places For People, Roman Fields, Twechar, East Dunbartonshire

Bronze, Hill, Ealing Road, Alperton, London HA0 ; Notting Hill Housing, Camberwell Fields, Camberwell, London SE5

Best House – sponsored by NHBC  

Gold, Q Developments, The Longfords, Teddington, London TW11

Silver, Kilpark Properties, 3 Bronlei Woods, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey

Bronze, Habitat First Group, Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Best Apartment Scheme – sponsored by Warwick Estates

Gold, St James, Riverlight, Nine Elms, London SW8

Silver, London Square, London Square Putney, London SW16 ; Oakmayne Properties, Soho Square, London W1

Bronze, Martins Properties (Chelsea), 195-197 Kings Road, London SW3

Best Luxury House – sponsored by Laufen                               

Gold, Q Developments, Laurel Grove, Kingston-upon-Thames, London KT2

Silver, Searchfield Homes, Waverley House, Farnham, Surrey

Bronze, CALA Homes, Glenthorne, Bentley Priory, Stanmore, London HA7 ; Antler Homes, Archdale Manor, Cheam, Surrey


Best Renovation – sponsored by Zoopla Property Group                                 

Gold, City & Country Group, King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst, West Sussex ; City & Country Group, The General, Bristol

Silver, PH Property Holdings, Hulme Hall, Cheadle, Cheshire

Bronze, Comer Homes Group, Royal Connaught Park, Bushey, Hertfordshire


Best Development – sponsored by spicerhaart land & new homes      

Gold, Hill/Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association, The Scene, Walthamstow, London E17

Silver, Habitat First Group, Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Bronze, Hopkins Homes, St Michael’s Place and Bure Place, Aylsham, Norfolk ; Freeman Homes, The Avenue, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire      

Best Partnership Scheme – sponsored by Collyer Bristow Solicitors

Gold, Cavanna Homes/Clinton Devon Estate, Horizon, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Silver, Hill/Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association/Waltham Forest Council, The Scene, Walthamstow, London E17

Bronze, Lovell/Stroud District Council, The Paddocks and Old Common Mews, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire ; City & Country Group/Millgate Homes/CALA Homes, King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst, West Sussex 


Best Luxury Development – sponsored by Nolte Kitchens

Gold, London Square, London Square Fulham, London SW6

Silver, Millgate Homes, Sundridge Park, Bromley, London BR1

Bronze, Ultrabox, The Woods, King’s Wood, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Best Mixed-Use Development – sponsored by Beko 

Gold, Hadley Mace, Greenwich Square, London SE10

Silver, Inland Homes, Drayton Garden Village, West Drayton, London UB7

Bronze, Hyde New Homes, The Barrows, Brighton

Best Sustainable Development – sponsored by Greenlight         

Gold, Igloo, Caledonian Road, London N1

Silver, Hill/Cambridge City Council, Virido Concept Houses, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

Bronze, Radian Group, Exhibition Mews, Bordon, Hampshire      

Best Retirement Development – sponsored by Local World       

Gold, BEN, Lynwood Village, Ascot, Berkshire

Silver, Renaissance Villages/Helical Bar, Durrants Village, Faygate, West Sussex              

Bronze, Adlington, Adlington House, Portishead, Somerset         

Best Brownfield Development – sponsored by Zoopla Property Group                             

Gold, Hill, The Scene, Walthamstow, London E17

Silver, Catalyst by Design, Portobello Square, London W10 ; Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties, Holborough Lakes, Snodland, Kent  

Bronze, Hyde New Homes, One Hove Park, Hove, Brighton


Best Interior Design – sponsored by Nicholls & Clarke Group                                           

Gold, Newcourt Residential, Alderbrook House, Mayfield Road, Weybridge, Surrey

Silver, CALA Homes, Hurlingham House, Bockenhourst Road, Ascot, Berkshire

Bronze, Berkeley Homes South East London, One Tower Bridge, London SE1

Best Exterior Design – sponsored by Coins                                          

Gold, Regal Homes, Banyan Wharf, Shoreditch, London N1

Silver, Bernard Construction, Warren Apartments, Tulse Hill, London SE27

Bronze, Octagon, The Grove Villas, Highgate, London N6                              


Best Landscape Design – sponsored by TCL    

Gold, Beechcroft Developments, Orchard Gardens, Storrington, West Sussex

Silver, Countryside, Wickhurst Green, Broadbridge Heath, West Sussex

Bronze, Redrow Homes, Lucas Green, Chorley, Lancashire


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