WhatHouse? Awards 2015 winners – Notting Hill Housing, Best Starter Home Scheme

Posted 7 December 2015 by Keith Osborne

New homes for first-time buyers are crucial to the property market and these properties in Camberwell are worthy of a WhatHouse? Award...

Transforming an unappealing London estate with a range of contemporary new homes available in a mix of tenures, Camberwell Fields was well- deserving of its recent Bronze at the WhatHouse? Awards 2015.

Notting Hill Housing’s scheme is due for completion by the end of 2015, by which time many residents will be occupying their first home, making this an apt winner in the Best Starter Home Scheme category.

WHA 2015 judges report coverDavid Walliams presented the WhatHouse? Award Bronze at the Gala Luncheon at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 20 November.

Katie Bond, director of Notting Hill Sales says: “This award is not only fantastic recognition for us as one of London’s leading housing providers but also a great reward for the Notting Hill Sales division, as a team of passionate individuals. Camberwell Fields has been a very successful project for us to date. It’s a perfect example of the way Notting Hill Housing provides many Londoners with great-quality homes and an easier route to homeownership.

“Plus, like many of our developments, Camberwell Fields has built an entirely new community alongside an engaging part of South London which is very much becoming a hotspot as a new living destination. All in all, we are immensely pleased to see everyone’s hard work so well rewarded.”

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

“While neighbouring Elephant & Castle has made many headlines, the regeneration of SE5 has been quiet and effective, with Camberwell Fields representing a great example of what that can achieve, bringing social and affordable rented homes, Shared Ownership apartments and private sale flats and houses.

Notting Hill Housing has done well to provide properties to suit the range of homebuyers who have purchased here. The unloved grey blocks of the old Elmington Estate have been replaced by colourful and contemporary buildings that have brought new vibrancy to the area. The mix of designs and finishes for the different blocks make for attractive scenes from every corner.

“Huge windows bring light flooding in and add to the exterior appeal of the blocks, and homes have well-proportioned rooms and a high-quality all-round specification as standard. A good-sized balcony or terrace to each apartment and gardens to the houses have made them practical spaces to enjoy rather than token attachments to each home.”

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