WhatHouse? Awards 2015 winners – Millgate, Best Luxury Development 

Posted 11 December 2015 by Keith Osborne

In fact it was a double success for Millgate at this year's WhatHouse? Awards, its new homes winning a Silver and Bronze in two categories...

Millgate has been winning awards for its luxury homes around the Home Counties and Greater London for many years, and this year enjoyed double success at the WhatHouse? Awards, adding to its Silver for Best Luxury Development with a Bronze in the Best Partnership Scheme category.

Celebrity host David Walliams presented the prizes at the 34th WhatHouse? Awards event in London in November, where Sundridge Park won the Silver and Crown Wood, part of a joint venture with City & Country Group and CALA Homes at the King Edward VII Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex, took the Bronze.

WHA 2015 judges report coverJonathan Cranley, sales and marketing director for Millgate says: “We are delighted to receive this excellent recognition for our highly talented and hardworking team. Prime residential locations, exciting elevation treatments, extensive mature landscaping and an exemplary quality of finish all highlight the difference that is a Millgate home. Sundridge Park and Crown Wood are both prime examples of this – it is no wonder that both are selling so well.”

The WhatHouse? Awards judges said of the company’s achievement:

[Of Sundridge Park]: “Approached along a half-mile secluded driveway between the park’s two golf courses, the parallel classical terraces, book-ended by two Georgian-styled villas, present an imposing and unique sense of place, and one in which the privacy and quality of the location create an extraordinary sense of wellbeing.

“The classical tree-lined street formed by the terrace of apartments on the north side and the townhouses on the south reflects the gracious architecture and scale of a typical regency London street. But the pièce de résistance of this development is the south-facing rear aspect of the townhouses, providing not only sunny living areas but also overlooking the splendour of the landscaped formal terraces that form the backbone of the layout.

“Throughout, specifications are of the highest quality. Purchasers of these £1.6m houses will find nothing comparable.”

[Of Crown Wood]: “The developers have worked together to ensure their offerings are distinct from each other – aimed at a different group of buyers – but all sit comfortably alongside each other on the estate. CALA and Millgate have built detached family homes, while City & Country has completed the first phase of the mammoth task of restoring and converting the hospital buildings. This will be followed by more new-build, and a thriving new community will enjoy a stunning estate restored to its former glory.”

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