Meet the Bricks 2019 Finalists – Part 1

We’re counting down the days to The Bricks 2019.

We share our customers’ vision and desire to build quality homes. Our annual awards recognise developers, builders, contractors and housing associations for their outstanding work, rewarding only the best in the industry.

In this article we showcase the finalists in three Development of the Year competition categories: 1-10 units, 11-50 units (North) and 11-50 units (South). These select few have been whittled down from hundreds by our panel of judges.

Development of the Year (1-10 Category)

Site name: Pinebrook

Developer: Arrow Properties (Tiptree) Ltd

Location: Tiptree, Essex

Pinebrook, by Arrow Properties

Pinebrook features seven three and four-bedroom detached homes. The outer boundaries to the site offer mature screening with a brook running along the west side. The site sits within the grounds of a former Listed building from which the inspiration of design for the largest property (Plot 5 / Damson House) is derived.


Site name: Tilkey Road

Developer: Nevill Developments Ltd

Location: Coggeshall, Essex

Nevill Developments’ site of five new houses featured a mix of home designs including spacious bungalows and two-storey homes.

Tilkey Road, by Nevill Developments Ltd


Site Name: Castell Grove

Developer: Oakeve Developments

Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Oakeve’s homes include a “Manor House” style detached residence, with 5,000 sq ft of floorspace to include six bedrooms and five reception rooms. The home benefits from a park-like woodland setting, in a gated development of just five homes, together with landscaped gardens of circa 0.4 acres.

Castell Grove, by Oakeve Developments


Site Name: The Grange

Developer: Yorvik Homes Ltd

Location: Hurworth, near Darlington

Hidden away behind an avenue of mature trees, The Grange is a development of six, high quality, high specification homes with a shared private tennis court and extensive views of open countryside. The interiors are also hi-spec, with open plan kitchen-dining areas, bi-folding doors, wood-burning stoves and glass panelled staircases.

The Grange, by Yorvik Homes Ltd


Site Name: Coombe Park

Developer: Lynne Selbie (Self Build)

Location: Devon

This individual, self-build home is near a historic market town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

Coombe Park, by Lynne Selbie


Site Name: Sykes Road, Beeford

Developer: John Duggleby Homes Ltd

Location: East Riding, Yorkshire

A development of 10 new bungalows in a semi-rural location.

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Development of the Year (11-50 North Category)

Site Name: Keekle Meadows

Developer: High Grange Developments

Location: Cleator Moor, Cumbria

Keekle Meadows is a new mixed style housing development situated on the western outskirts of Cleator Moor, Cumbria. Development consists of detached bungalows and detached and semi-detached three, four, five and six bed homes. Some feature a panoramic glass fronted section.

Keekle Meadows, by High Grange Developments


Site Name: Knowl Park Gardens

Developer: Riva Homes

Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Knowl Park Gardens is a collection of 14 high-spec semi-detached and detached homes (four, five and six bed) – some with separate self-contained annex. Modern technology is incorporated throughout with energy efficient underfloor heating, intelligent lighting and built in ceiling mounted speakers.

Knowl Park Gardens, by Riva Homes


Site Name: Springwood Green

Developer: Ryedale Estates Ltd

Location: Guisborough, North Yorkshire

Springwood Green features 20 detached and semi-detached dormer bungalows situated in the heart of the Cleveland Gate Development in the centre of Guisborough. The bungalows are traditionally built with a high specification and energy efficient, all with private gardens and a single garage.

Springwood Green, by Ryedale Estates Ltd


Site name: 75-79 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield

Developer: Beauchief Homes

Location: Chesterfield

A total of 19 new homes at Old Sycamore Place in Chesterfield, including apartment developments as well as mews homes and a detached house.

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Site Name: St Lawrence Green

Developer: Morris Homes

Location: Whittle le Woods, Chorley

A development of 34 three-, four- and five-bedroom homes on the outskirts of Chorley in Lancashire.

St Lawrence Green, by Morris Homes


Development of the Year (11-50 South Category)

Site Name: Birch Meadow

Developer: Storey Homes

Location: Barkway, Hertfordshire

Storey Homes was established in 2003 and remains a family owned property developer based in Milton Keynes. Birch Meadow offers three, four and five bedroom detached properties with features including sustainable lighting and underfloor heating.

Birch Meadow, by Storey Homes


Site Name: Village Mews, (Phase 1B)

Developer: Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties

Location: Rowner, Gosport

Overlooking Alver Valley Country Park in the Rowner area of Gosport, Village Mews is a development of 37 homes boasting a mixture of two and three-bedroom, two-storey and 2.5 storey homes.

Village Mews (Phase 1B), by Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties


Site Name: Bayside Close, Poole

Developer: Holton Homes

Location: Poole

Six two-bedroom apartments in Poole, available on the Help to Buy Scheme.

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Site Name: Forest Dene

Developer: Trinity Homes (UK) Ltd

Location: Crowborough

This site was the former council depot in Jarvis Brook which Trinity Homes has developed for Sussex Weald Homes. The scheme comprises 34 units in total, 26 houses (18 two bed and 8 three bed) and eight flats (Five one bed and three two bed) for rental, shared ownership and private sale.

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Who will be crowned overall winners for 2019?

We will know by Thursday 24th October, when the finals take place in Illuminate at the Science Museum, London.

What do our Bricks judges look for when they inspect a site? Watch one of the judges, Mike Swatton, explain in these short videos.


Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty technical manual.

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