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 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.
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.
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.
Site Name: Coombe Park
Developer: Lynne Selbie (Self Build)
This individual, self-build home is near a historic market town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.
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.
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.
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.
Site name: 75-79 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield
Developer: Beauchief Homes
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.
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.
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.
Site Name: Bayside Close, Poole
Developer: Holton Homes
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
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.
- To see the finalists in our 51+ unit development categories, click here
- To view the finalists in our social housing, conversion/refurbishment and multi-storey categories, click here
- Meet the finalists in our Unsung Hero and Rising Star categories here
- Bricks and Mortar Partnership award for building control teams
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.