WhatHouse? Awards 2017 winners announced at today's Gala Luncheon

Posted 17 November 2017 by Keith Osborne

Winners of the most-coveted awards in the UK new homes industry have been announced this afternoon at the 36th WhatHouse? Awards...

The WhatHouse? Awards 2017, UK housebuilding's most prestigious event, took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel this afternoon, culminating in the Berkeley Group being named WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year in front of over 1,500 industry figures.

Named Large Housebuilder of the Year at last year's event and retaining the title this year, Berkeley Group also went one better, beating Small Housebuilder of the Year Metis Homes and Medium Housebuilder of the Year Hopkins Homes to the ultimate title. Swan Housing Association was named Housing Association of the Year.

It also also won across other categories, picking up Golds for Best Partnership Scheme, Best Mixed-Use Development and Best Regeneration and a Bronze for Best Apartment Scheme. Part of the Berkeley Group, St James, also won two Golds, for Best Exterior Design and Best Public Realm, with another, St Edward, winning Silver for Best Development..

The celebrity host at this year's Awards Gala Luncheon was comedian Jack Whitehall, joined on stage in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel by Lawrence Dallaglio, former captain of England's rugby union team, who presented to winners of 21 Awards categories.

Among the wide range of new homes builders from across the country that won the other awards, there were a few who received more than one: Mount Anvil winning three Golds; Habitat First winning one Gold and two Bronzes; Hill winning three Silvers; Meyer Homes and Crest Nicholson winning one Gold and one Silver each; Redrow winning one Gold and one Bronze; 2014's Housebuilder of the Year City & Country winning one Silver and one Bronze; and Altin, Countryside and McCarthy & Stone winning two Bronzes each.  

Rupert Bates, editorial director of Whathouse.com and leading trade magazine Show House, and head of the judging panel, says: “The industry has many challenges ahead, but for now let us celebrate the best new homes in Britain. We would like to thank all the housebuilders, suppliers and other industry colleagues who have once again supported this great event, with special thanks to the Awards sponsors and judges.”

Here’s the full list of winners from this year’s WhatHouse? Awards, download the Judges' Report (pictured) for all the details or look at the summary here:


Housebuilder of the Year

Cover of WHA 2017 Judges' ReportBerkeley Group


Best Large Housebuilder – sponsored by Roca

Gold, Berkeley Group

Silver, CALA Homes

Bronze, Redrow ; Countryside


Best Medium Housebuilder – sponsored by N+C

Gold, Hopkins Homes

Silver, Hill 

Bronze, Churchill Retirement Living ; Mactaggart & Mickel


Best Small Housebuilder – sponsored by Jablite

Gold, Metis Homes

Silver, Freeman Homes

Bronze, Conservation Builders


Housing Association of the Year – sponsored by WhatHouse?

Gold, Swan Housing Association

Silver, Thames Valley Housing

Bronze, Aster Group


Best Build To Rent Project – sponsored by Thomas Gray

Gold, Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets, The Slate Yard, Salford 

Silver, Be Living, be:here, Hayes, Middlesex

Bronze, Folio London, Royal Albert Wharf, London E16


Best Starter Home Scheme – sponsored by Q Assure

Gold, Network Homes, The Crescent, Hertford 

Silver, Lovell Homes, Lymington Mews, Dagenham ; St Modwen Homes, Locking Parklands, Locking, Somerset

Bronze, Higgins Homes, Clissold Quarter, Stoke Newington, Hackney


Best House – sponsored by Nolte Kitchens

Gold, Habitat First Group, The Habitat House, Lower Mill Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Silver, Meyer Homes, Gabriel Square, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Bronze, Altin Homes, The Place, Sale, Manchester


Best Apartment Scheme – sponsored by Warwick Estates

Gold, Redrow, Blake Tower, London EC2

Silver, City & Country Residential, The Iron Foundry, Bristol

Bronze, Berkeley Central London, Vista, London SW8 


Best Luxury House – sponsored by New ID

Gold, Huntsmere, ‘Bewdley’, Alderley Edge, Cheshire ; Werner Capital, 'Camp End Manor', St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey

Silver, Aspire Luxury Properties , 'Kings Lodge', Oxshott, Surrey

Bronze, Oakeve, 'Hurlingham', Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire


Best Renovation – sponsored by New Homes Law

Gold, Cubitt Greystock, Grange Hall, Stoke Newington

Silver, Hill, Anstey Hill Barns, Cambridge

Bronze, City & Country, St Osyth Priory, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


Best Development – sponsored by Beko

Gold, Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Bath Riverside, Bath, Somerset

Silver, Places For People, Rousillon Park, Chichester, West Sussex ; St Edward, 190 Strand, London WC2

Bronze, Altin Homes, The Place, Sale, Manchester


Best Partnership Scheme – sponsored by Show House Jobs

Gold, Berkeley Homes, Hackney Council, Genesis, WDCO and MHDT, Woodberry Down, London N4  ; Mount Anvil with Clarion Housing Group, Lexicon, London EC1

Silver, Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and the RSPB, Oakfield Village

Bronze, Countryside and L&Q, Acton Gardens


Best Luxury Development – sponsored by Laufen

Gold, Mount Anvil, Dollar Bay, Canary Wharf, London E14

Silver, Crest Nicholson Regeneration, Bath Riverside, Bath, Somerset

Bronze, Ama (New Town), The Crescents, Cramond, Edinburgh


Best Mixed-Use Scheme – sponsored by TCL Group

Gold, Berkeley Homes, One Tower Bridge, London

Silver, Quartermile Developments, Quartermile, Edinburgh

Bronze, Crest Nicholson, Harbourside, Bristol


Best Retirement Development – sponsored by Show House Jobs

Gold, Adlington, Adlington House, Otley, West Yorkshire

Silver, Hill, Woodside Square, Muswell Hill, London N10

Bronze, McCarthy & Stone, Bowes Lyon Court, Poundbury, Dorset


Best Sustainable Development – sponsored by Roca

Gold, Lendlease, Elephant Park, Elephant & Castle, London SE17

Silver, Fabrica by A2Dominion, Elmsbrook, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Bronze, Habitat First Group, Silverlake, Warmwell, Dorset


Best Regeneration Scheme – sponsored by Jackson-Stops

Gold, Berkeley Homes East Thames, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London SE18

Silver, Hopkins Homes, Prospect Place, Framlingham, Suffolk ; Notting Hill Housing, Royal Albert Wharf, London E16

Bronze, Bellway South London, Maida at Wellesley, Aldershot, Hampshire ; Churchill Retirement Living, Mount's Bay Lodge, Penzance, Cornwall


Best Interior Design – sponsored by Green Lighting

Gold, Mount Anvil, Dollar Bay, Canary Wharf, London E14

Silver, Meyer Homes, Gabriel Square, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Bronze, Millgate Homes, Knowle Hill Park, Cobham, Surrey


Best Exterior Design – sponsored by Ibstock Bricks

Gold, St James, Riverlight, London SW11

Silver, Barratt London, Lombard Wharf, London SW11

Bronze, Habitat First Group, 'The Lighthouse', Silverlake, Warmwell, Dorset


Best Public Realm – sponsored by TCL

Gold, St James, Heritage Walk/Kew Bridge West, London TW8


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