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

Location: Birmingham

Built for Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust on the site of a former depot, Fleming Road is a small development of four social housing units.

Fleming Road, by J Harper & Sons (Leominster) Ltd


Site name: Chiltern Close

Contractor: J G Hale Construction Ltd

Location: Cardiff

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.

Chiltern Close, by J G Hale Construction Ltd


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.

Westerham House, by Thakeham Client


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.

Cranfield Park, by Bloor Homes Limited


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.

Sunfield Printers, by B M Farrar


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.

Beaumont Works, 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.

Colindale Gardens, by Redrow Homes


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.

The Broadway, by M H Stainton


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.

West End Gate, by Berkeley Homes (Central London) Ltd


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.

King Square Estate, by Higgins Construction


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:

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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