Meet the Bricks 2019 Finalists – Part 3
We are previewing the finalists for The Bricks 2019.
The Bricks annual awards showcase the very best work undertaken by contractors, builders, developers and housing associations across England and Wales. As well as new homes, we feature commercial developers as well as self-build projects.
In this third part of our series, we focus on the shortlisted entries for our Social Housing, Conversion / Refurbishment and Multi-Storey development categories. These projects have been assessed by our expert panel of judges as among the best examples of their kind.
Development of the Year (Social Housing)
Site name: Fleming Road, Quinton
Contractor: J Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd
Built for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust on the site of a former depot, Fleming Road is a small development of four social housing units.
Site name: Chiltern Close
Contractor: J G Hale Construction Ltd
This £10 million development of 82 affordable homes for Wales & West Housing (shown below as a work-in-progress) features offsite build elements, including windows, floor and roof cassettes, as well as proprietary, BBA-approved insulation panels.
Site name: Westerham House
Developer: Thakeham Client
Location: Edenbridge, Kent
For One Housing Group, this 36-unit development consists of a range of two bed-homes and apartments available for shared ownership.
Site name: Cranfield Park
Developer: Bloor Homes Limited
Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Phase Two of this development features 41 social housing units as well as 76 new three- and four-bedroom homes.
Site name: 63 Southville Road
Contractor: Roseville Projects Ltd
Location: Feltham, Hounslow
Roseville has constructed 52 social housing units in five-storey structures for Richmond Housing Partnership.
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Development of the Year (Conversion - Refurbishment)
Site name: Sunfield Printers
Contractor: B M Farrar Joinery
Location: Pudsey, Leeds
Here, the contractors have converted a former printers building into 16 residential units with associated landscaping and parking.
Site Name: Beaumont Works
Developer: Taylor Wimpey
Location: St Albans
A former clothes factory, the Grade II listed Beaumont Works has been converted into 26 one and two bedroom apartments by Taylor Wimpey.
Development of the Year (Multi-storey)
Site name: Colindale Gardens
Developer: Redrow Homes Ltd
Location: Colindale, London
Part of a new community of more than 2,900 new homes, featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, cafes, restaurants and retail facilities along with gym and concierge service.
Site name: The Broadway
Developer: M H Stainton Ltd
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
A seafront development of one-, two and three bedroom apartments, designed to make the most of the view across Morecambe Bay to the fells of the Lake District.
Site name: West End Gate
Developer: Berkeley Homes (Central London) Ltd
Location: Marylebone, London
Close to Marylebone and Little Venice, West End Gate features one, two and three bed apartments situated around private landscaped gardens. The development also includes a private cinema room, pool, gym and spa.
Site name: King Square Estate
Contractor: Higgins Construction
Location: Clerkenwell, London
We provided warranty cover for 41 social housing units as part of this multi-storey regeneration and new-build project in the borough of Islington.
Looking forward to The Bricks 2019
Who will be 2019’s winners of The Bricks? We will know on Thursday 24th October, when the finals take place in Illuminate at the Science Museum, London.
See who else has been shortlisted by clicking the link below:
- 1-10 unit and 11-50 unit development categories (North and South)
- 51+ unit development categories (North and South)
- Unsung Hero and Rising Star
- 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.