The winners of the 2022 South West Residential Property Awards were revealed last night at Sandy Park in Exeter. The scintillating awards event celebrated the region’s flagship programs and major real estate players. The event, now in its third year, was organized by Jimmy McGhie and sponsored by Ainscough Strategic Land, LiveWest, Lovell and Northaven Group.
Social housing prices
Sponsored by Lovell
Winner: Shaldon Road, Lockleaze, Bristol
Shaldon Road at Lockleaze in Bristol, from Brighter Places in collaboration with Bristol Community Land Trust, features 50 affordable homes with Passivhaus principles applied. It includes a self-finishing model that allows residents to work together as a community on finishing and decorations, with the goal of learning valuable skills and delivering the perfect home.
View of Castle Grounds, Castle Grounds, Bristol
Winterhay Lane, Ilminster
Sustainability and Social Impact Award
Sponsored by Live from the West
Winner: [email protected], Bristol
Autograph Homes’ [email protected] scheme, located just south of Bristol city centre, has been praised for achieving energy standards that place it in the top 1% of homes for energy efficiency, as well as for the attention to neighborhood that elevates the entire area and encourages active travel.
Carriageworks, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Orchard Field, Siddington, Gloucestershire
Small residential development of the year (21 to 100 units)
Winner: Hansom Hall, Bristol
PG Group’s development of Hansom Hall won the award in a hotly contested category that included a number of excellent projects. Bids were spread across the region, with Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol among those represented.
Strongly recommended: Brooks Dye Works, St Werburghs, Bristol
South Brent, Devon
Somerbrook, Greater Somerford, Wiltshire
Church Farm, Rode, Somerset
Large residential development of the year (over 100 units)
The judges said the scale and vision of the new 354-acre Brabazon community that YTL is creating at Filton Airfield, on the northern outskirts of the town of South Glos, is striking as it begins to take shape. The first phase of the project is now complete and the vision of what is to come is extraordinary.
Blackmore Meadows in Stalbridge, Dorset
Victoria Heights, Alphington
Store Development of the Year (less than 20 units)
Winner: The Yealm, Newton Ferrers, Devon
The Yealm is a refurbishment of a historic building in South Hams that stands out for its great attention to detail.
Lyonesse Lane, Rock, Cornwall
The Priory, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
[email protected], Bristol
Home Builder of the Year
Sponsored by Northavon Group
Winner: Stonewood Partnerships
The judges noted that each homebuilder was working in a difficult market during the period in question, in terms of materials and labor supply. Stonewood is an outstanding regional homebuilder and developer that realizes smartly positioned homes in its target markets.
Architect of the Year
The judges were struck by the range of high quality work presented to them in all of the submissions. AHR is a great practice that does fantastic work in a huge range of settings across the region.
Trewin Design Architects
Home Developer of the Year
Sponsored by Ainscough Strategic Land
Winner: Stonewood Partnerships
The judges noted that all disciplines to be a successful developer must come together to be a standout operator. It was the second straight win of the night for Stonewood Partnerships.
The judges commented on the markedly different nature of the venue creation submissions this year. They said the high aspirations of YTL’s vision for the new Brabazon community in Filton, and the place-making it delivered in the initial phase, were striking, with much more to come.
The Tannery, Holt, Wiltshire
River View Garden Village, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Offer of the year
Winner: Lotmead Farm, Swindon sold to Countryside Properties and Sovereign Housing with plan to secure 2,500 homes (Avison Young/Ainscough Strategic Land)
Real estate transactions have been brewing for a long time and the best ones unlock value and opportunity for all parties. The Lotmead Farm sale is huge for the South West and secures 2,500 homes.
Purchase of legal and general land in Weston-super-Mare for affordable homes (Trowers & Hamlins)