WhatHouse? Awards 2019: The Winners Announced

Posted 15 November 2019 by Keith Osborne

The very best new homes and housebuilders in Britain have been honoured today at the WhatHouse? Awards 2019...

The very best new homes and housebuilders in Britain have been honoured today at the WhatHouse? Awards, the largest and most prestigious event in the industry. Barratt Developments has won the title of Housebuilder of the Year.

The Awards judges said: “It is Britain’s largest housebuilder and arguably its best known in terms of brand awareness. Last year Barratt Developments, which trades under three brands – Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Barratt London – built nearly 18,000 homes.

“Look beyond the name and numbers and you see not just an industry leader by volume, but by example and innovation. A large and formidable national housebuilder, proud of what it builds for the nation and deserved winner of the industry’s biggest accolade.”

Barratt was also named Large Housebuilder of the Year, with Churchill Retirement Living winning Gold as Best Medium Housebuilder, Solihull-based Hayfield Best Small Housebuilder and the title of Housing Association of the Year going to Vivid in Hampshire. Berkeley Group, Hill, CALA Homes, Network Homes and L&Q are among those who are celebrating winning in multiple categories. WhatHouse? Awards 2019 Judges Report

Rupert Bates, editorial director of WhatHouse.com and Show House magazine, said: “The industry, like the country, 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 in its 39th year, with special thanks to the Awards sponsors and judges.

“The WhatHouse? Awards were honoured to have astronaut Major Tim Peake to host this year, although it may yet be a while before housebuilders colonise other planets and, in any case, would they meet minimum space standards? Britain’s most famous astronaut presented the Awards alongside comedian, television presenter and self-confessed space geek Dara O’Briain. If there is intelligent life looking down on us at the Awards, I’m sure they would have approved of what they saw in terms of the variety, quality, boldness and integrity of the homes and housebuilders who received the industry’s greatest accolades.”


Housebuilder of the Year

Barratt Developments


Best Large Housebuilder – sponsored by heylo

GoldBarratt Developments

SilverBerkeley Group

Bronze:- Redrow  


Best Medium Housebuilder – sponsored by Robinson Manufacturing Limited

Gold: Churchill Retirement Living

Silver: Hill

Bronze: Acorn Property Group


Best Small Housebuilder – sponsored by The Q Policy

Gold: Hayfield

Silver: Kebbell

Silver: Cartwright Homes

Bronze: Fernham Homes

Bronze: Esquire Developments


Housing Association Of Year – sponsored by New Homes Law

Gold: Vivid

Silver: Sovereign Housing Association


Best Build To Rent Project – sponsored by Roca

Gold: West Tower, Deansgate Square, Manchester, Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

Silver: Victory Plaza, East Village, London E20, Get Living

Bronze : Atrium Point, Sudbury Hill, London UB6, Network Homes


Best Starter Home Scheme – sponsored by New i.d Interiors

Gold: Captain's View & Captain's Walk, Cardiff, Cardiff Living

Silver: The Quarry, Erith, London Borough of Bexley, L&Q and The Anderson Group

Bronze: Langley Square, Dartford, Kent, Weston Homes

Bronze: Times Square, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing


Best House – sponsored by Roca

Gold: The Hornbeam, Golden Mede, Waddeson, Buckinghamshire ZeroC (part of Places For People)

Silver: The Agate, Pompadour at Channels, Chelmsford, Essex, Home Group

Silver: The Avenue House, Athena, Cambridge, Hill

Bronze: The Harlington, Buckler's Park, Crowthorne, Berkshire, Legal & General Homes


Best Apartment Scheme – sponsored by Close Brothers Property Finance

Gold: The Crescent at Donaldson's, Edinburgh, CALA Homes East

Gold: Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place, London SE1, Braeburn Estates

Silver: London Dock, Wapping, London E1W, St George

Bronze: Birchcroft, Ascot, Berkshire, Brockenhurst Homes

Bronze: Haseley Manor, Hatton, Warwickshire, Spitfire Bespoke Homes


Best Luxury House – sponsored by Haddonstone

Gold: Kings View, St George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey, Aspire Luxury Properties

Silver: Beechmont, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, EAB Homes

Silver: The Pool House, Oversley Castle, Wixford, Alcester, Oversley

Bronze: Woodside Place, Chelsfield, Kent, Manak Homes


Best Renovation – sponsored by Nolte Küchen

Gold: Park Hill, Sheffield, Urban Splash with Places For People

Silver: The Mansion at Sundridge Park, Bromley, City & Country

Bronze: Hampstead Manor, Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3, Mount Anvil

Bronze: Leon House, High Street, Croydon, FI Real Estate Management


Best Development – sponsored by Gateley Legal

Gold: The Reserve, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, Higgins Homes

Silver: Athena, Eddington, Cambridge, Hill

Bronze: Albert Embankment, London SE1, St James

Bronze: Cedar Square, Alderley Park, Cheshire, PH Property Holdings


Best Partnership Scheme – sponsored by N&C

Gold: Keybridge, Vauxhall, London SW8, Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion

Silver: Weavers Quarter, Barking, London IG11, L&Q and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Bronze: Chobham Manor, Stratford, London E20, Taylor Wimpey and L&Q

Bronze: Fish Island Village, London E3, Hill and Peabody


Best Luxury Development – sponsored by Laufen

Gold: The Crescent at Donaldson's, Edinburgh, CALA Homes East

Silver: One Blackfriars, London SE1, St George

Silver: Albert Embankment, London SE1, St James


Best Mixed-Use Development – sponsored by Connells Group

Gold: Goodman's Fields, Aldgate, London E1, Berkeley Homes

Silver: Wembley Park, Wembley, London HA9, Quintain

Bronze: Old Sorting House, Islington, London N1, Martin's Properties


Best Retirement Development – sponsored by Hamro

Gold: Wildernesse House, Sevenoaks, Kent, PegasusLife

Silver: The Bridges, Macclesfield, Chesire, Adlington

Silver: Wadswick Green, Corsham, Wiltshire, Rangeford Villages

Bronze: Steepleton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, PegasusLife


Best Sustainable Development – sponsored by WhatHouse?

Gold: Athena, Eddington, Cambridge, Hill

Silver: Elmsbrook, Bicester, Oxfordshire, Crest Nicholson Group and FABRICA by A2 Dominion


Best Regeneration – sponsored by Show House

Gold: St George's Park, Needham Market, Suffolk, Hopkins Homes

Silver: Kite Meadows, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, Lea Valley Homes

Silver: Southall Village, Southall, London UB2, Catalyst Homes

Bronze: The Ridgeway, Hertford, Hertfordshire, Network Homes

Bronze: Bath Riverside, Bath, Crest Nicholson


Best Interior Design – sponsored by Green Lighting

Gold: Kensington House, Prince Of Wales Drive, London SW11, St William

Silver: The Waterston, Riverside At Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, CALA Homes West

Bronze: The Residence, Nine Elms, London SW8, Bellway Homes

Bronze: BRX, Brixton, London SW9, Network Homes


Best Exterior Design – sponsored by UK Connect

Gold: The Compton, St John's Wood, London SW8, Regal London

Silver: One Blackfriars, London SE1, St George

Bronze: The Interlock, Riding House Street, London W1, HGG London


Best Public Realm – sponsored by BPC Recruitment

Gold: Kidbrooke Village, Greenwich, London SE3, Berkeley Homes

Silver: Kingsbrook, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes

Bronze: Monksmoor Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire, Crest Nicholson

Bronze: Peters Village, Wouldham, Kent, Trenport Investments


The Silver sponsors for this year's WhatHouse? Awards are Cosentino, Powerday, Nationwide Windows & Doors and Eclipse Power.

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