Alexander Gardens, in Binfield, received the five-star award for Best Residential Development 20+ Units, Berkshire. The development offers 15 private houses and 6 affordable apartments, all built with architectural charm, sustainability, and biodiversity in mind. One of the unique features of the private houses are the attic-trussed lofts that enable the houses to ‘grow’ with the homeowners by providing additional usable space that has the potential for conversion under applicable planning rules.
Urban Picturehouse, in Sidcup received Award Winning Apartment Development, London. The development offers a total of 31 apartments split between two blocks that are divided by a communal residents’ garden. The development has been built with light and space in mind. This development offers several unique features that pay homage to the Art Deco cinema that once stood on the site. Most notable are the architectural choice of glazed green bricks that mimic faience tiles on the front protrusion, and the wide windows that mimic the original windows of the Art Deco style.
Viciniti, St Albans received the five-star award for Best Residential Development 20+ Units, Hertfordshire. The development offers 12 townhouses, 18 private apartments, and 7 affordable apartments, all built with community, sustainability, and biodiversity in mind. Some of the features we’ve been able to provide include air source heating to all the townhouses hidden from view in the monopitch roof design, two communal gardens, and individual gardens to the townhouses.
“We are delighted that our passion for Building Back Better has come through in our presentations to the judges. But more importantly, we look forward to continuing to provide well-designed and ecologically healthier homes to both homeowners and tenants of the developments we build.” James Rowntree, Managing Director Montreaux Homes.