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Kent Homes Accolade: Quinn Homes Win National Award

Press release: 23.11.2021

An enterprising Kent-based housebuilder has reached the zenith of British housebuilding, demonstrating it is ‘one to watch’ as it takes home the industry’s most coveted prize – the title of Best Small Housebuilder 2021 at The WhatHouse? Awards.

Quinn’s story is one of community and social impact.  From its beginnings in Canterbury, the residential housing developer has proved it is not just about homes, but the wider social and environmental significance of its footprint, building parks, hospices and schools, investing in its garden of England backyard with vim and vigour.

This county focus is highlighted at Eddington Park, a collection of apartments in the coastal town of Herne Bay, with 30% affordable housing, as part of a far wider development scheme. That wider project includes Herne Bay Sports Club, with £10m funding from Quinn, including personally from founder and CEO Mark Quinn and going way beyond the S106 contribution cap of £2.5m.

The judges said: “Quinn’s dedication to community and contribution to residents is on a different level, as a state-of-the-art sports facility has been gifted for just £1 to local clubs through a charity, supporting hockey, cricket, football and tennis.”

Other developments by Quinn Homes include terraced houses and apartments in the Kent Downs village of Stelling Minnis, with all the properties at Stonegate powered by air source heat pumps and plenty of EV charging points.

Judges concluded: “Social impact is as important to Quinn as the residential offering, with funding support for community work and assets across the region it operates in. Design is bold and daring, technology sustainable and meaningful, while Quinn’s local immersion extends to working with Kent colleges, supporting training and creating jobs. A worthy gold and a local business Kent should feel very proud to call their own.”

The Whathouse? Awards - dubbed the Oscars of the housebuilding industry – showcases and celebrates the brightest stars in the housing sector, honouring those who build Britain’s best homes.   Now in their 41st year, the glittering ceremony took place at London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, where the winners of the 21 categories were announced.

Best Small Housbuilder 2021

Gold – Quinn Homes

Silver – EliteNuGen

Bronze – Gold Property Developments

Bronze – Owl Homes

The complete Judges Report can be viewed here 

About WhatHouse?

Whathouse.com is the UK’s leading new home audience platform. For more than 30 years’ its aim has been to inspire UK homebuyer decisions around new property. With a comprehensive directory of over 7,000 new homes, from the UK’s most celebrated housebuilders, WhatHouse? makes it easy for buyers to consider the diverse range of property developments available and to find their perfect new home match.

The annual WhatHouse? Awards have been running for 41 years.  Dubbed ‘the Oscars of the housebuilding industry’, the awards are the biggest accolades in British housebuilding and sponsored by the leading names in the new build supply chain.


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Email: [email protected]

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