WhatHouse? Awards 2018: The Best New Homes in Britain 

Posted 16 November 2018 by Keith Osborne

The very best homes and housebuilders in the UK have been honoured today at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018...

The very best homes and housebuilders in the UK have been honoured today at the WhatHouse? Awards, the largest and most prestigious event in the industry. 

Redrow Homes has been named Housebuilder of the Year for 2018, with judges rewarding its achievements over the last year (building nearly 6,000 homes across England and Wales, reporting record revenues of £1.92bn and record pre-tax profits of £380m, up 21% on 2017) in addition to its history of success and its recent landmark of selling its 100,000th new home – something they call “a remarkable story”. 

In addition to its contribution to industry issues and debate, the judges also recognised the exceptional variety of homes the company builds: “[It does] traditional, doffing hard hats to the vernacular and period-style family homes; it does bold and modern; it does garden villages; and – in the case of Colindale Gardens in north-west London – it does brand new urban settlements.” 

“A worthy winner of the biggest prize in British housebuilding,” they concluded. 

Redrow was also named Best Large Housebuilder (1,000 or more new homes a year), with Hill winning Best Medium Housebuilder (100 to 1,000 units a year) and Fleur Developments taking the title of Best Small Housebuilder (up to 100 homes a year). Southern Housing Group was presented with Gold for Best Housing Association. 

London Square won Gold in a host of categories – Best Apartment Scheme, Best Luxury House, Best Luxury Development, Best Mixed-Use Development and Best Interior Design – as well as a Bronze for Best Development. 

Other winners include Quintain for Best Build To Rent Project at its major regeneration work in Wembley, Audley Group for Best Retirement Development, Zero C and Places For People for Best Sustainable Development and Henley Homes for Best Regeneration. 

Here’s the complete list of WhatHouse? Awards 2018 winners: 

Housebuilder of the Year 

WhatHouse? Awards 2018 coverRedrow Homes  

Best Large Housebuilder – sponsored by Heylo Housing 

Gold - Redrow Homes 

Silver - Avant Homes 

Bronze - Places For People 

Best Medium Housebuilder – sponsored by Robinson Manufacturing 

Gold - Hill 

Silver - Spitfire Bespoke Homes 

Joint Bronze - Churchill Retirement Living 

Joint Bronze - William Davis Homes 

Best Small Housebuilder – sponsored by Beko/Appliance Plus+  

Gold - Fleur Developments

Silver - Duchy Homes 

Joint Bronze - Hayfield Homes 

Joint Bronze - Vanderbilt Homes  

Housing Association Of The Year – sponsored by WhatHouse?          

Gold - Southern Housing Group 

Silver - The Hyde Group 

Bronze - A2Dominion Group 

Best Build To Rent Project – sponsored by Roca          

Gold - Tipi @ Wembley Park, Quintain  

Silver - Porters Edge, Rotherhithe, Folio London 

Best Starter Home Scheme – sponsored by New ID         

Gold - Alton Court, London W7, Broadway Living 

Silver - Le Bon Court, Harrow, Network Homes 

Bronze - Bow River Village, Southern Housing Group 

Best House – sponsored by Roca          

Gold – Manchester, Urban Splash 

Silver - Meaux Rise, Hull, Home Group 

Joint Bronze - Woodside Sq, Muswell Hill, Hill 

Joint Bronze - Cambian, Southfields, Lendlease  

Best Apartment Scheme – sponsored by New Homes Law         

Gold - Streatham Hill, London Square 

Silver - Queens Wharf, Mount Anvil 

Bronze - Blackfriars Circus, Barratt London 

Best Luxury House – sponsored by Q Assure         

Gold - Star & Garter, London Square  

Silver - Manor Barn, Littlebourne, Quinn Estates 

Bronze - Pemberley House, Altrincham, PH Property Holdings 

Best Renovation – sponsored by Laufen         

Gold - The Playfair, Edinburgh, City & Country Residential 

Silver - Dudin Brown, Hampstead, Mount Anvil 

Joint Bronze - King Edward VII, Midhurst, City & Country Residential 

Joint Bronze - Eagle House, Wimbledon, Octagon 

Best Development – sponsored by Investec         

Gold - Clevedon Hall, Bristol, Spitfire Bespoke Homes 

Joint Silver - Bayford Mews, NestEast London  

Joint Silver - Muswell Hill, Hill 

Bronze - Streatham Hill, London Square  


Best Partnership Scheme – sponsored by N&C         

Gold - Derwenthorpe, York, Barratt David Wilson Yorkshire East 

Silver - Chapel Riverside, Southampton, Inland Homes  

Best Luxury Development – sponsored by Haddonstone         

Gold - Star & Garter, London Square 

Joint Silver - Chelsea Riverside, Hutchison Property Group  

Joint Silver - Hampstead Manor, Mount Anvil  


Best Mixed-Use Development – sponsored by Connells         

Gold - Streatham Hill, London Square  

Silver - Music Box, Taylor Wimpey Central London 

Bronze - Stamford Hill, Filey Group / Stockwool  

Best Retirement Development – sponsored by Nolte         

Gold - Audley Redwood, Audley Group 

Silver - The Farthings, Beechcroft Developments 

Joint Bronze - Quayside, Totnes, The Guinness Partnership 

Joint Bronze - Parkland Place, Biggleswade, McCarthy & Stone  


Best Sustainable Development – sponsored by WhatHouse?          

Gold - Roborough Eco, Plymouth, ZeroC / Places For People 

Silver – Kidbrooke, Berkeley Homes East Thames 


Best Regeneration – sponsored by Show House Jobs         

Gold - Barnes Village, Henley Homes 

Silver – Kidbrooke, Berkeley Homes East Thames 

Joint Bronze - Cofton Grange, Birmingham, St Modwen Homes 

Joint Bronze - Acton Gardens, Countryside / L&Q  


Best Interior Design - sponsored by Green Lighting         

Gold - Star & Garter, London Square 

Silver - 251 Select 10, Oakmayne Properties 

Joint Bronze - Penthouse, Birchwood, Fusion Residential 

Joint Bronze - Micro Apts, Croydon, Inspired Homes 


Best Exterior Design – sponsored by Tobermore         

Gold - Hoxton Press, Anthology 

Silver - Vi Castle Lane, Sons & Co 

Bronze - Carpenters Wharf, Anderson Group 


Best Public Realm – sponsored by Show House Jobs         

Gold - Great Kneighton, Trumpington, Cambridge, Countryside  

Silver - Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon, Wiltshire, Crest Nicholson Strategic Projects         

Joint Bronze - Ninewells, Cambridge, Hill 

Joint Bronze - Colindale Gardens, London NW9, Redrow Homes

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