Two projects shortlisted in First Time Buyer Awards

We are pleased to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted in the First Time Buyer Awards.

Clock House Gardens is up for Best Architectural Design and Whitechapel Central has been shortlisted for Best Urban Regeneration Project. The winners are decided by an online vote, which closes at midnight on 19 April.

CLOCK HOUSE GARDENS – Best Architectural Design

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Clock House Gardens transforms a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes within five two and three storey buildings, that combine brickwork with timber cladding and, together, create a central shared courtyard. The design solution responded to the site’s very particular context of the A1(M) motorway on one side and dense woodland on the other, with this modern take on a walled village seeking to reduce noise from the motorway.

The high-quality aesthetic makes the scheme a unique and sensitive addition to the built fabric of Welwyn. Clock House Gardens is a totally flatted development, redressing a previous small home shortfall in Welwyn. Key to its success is the careful layering of building form: responding to the harsher environment on the edge of the site with robust brickwork, with a softer treatment of timber and glazing elsewhere to respond to the woodland. All homes are dual aspect to maximise on surrounding views. An extensive landscaping strategy introduces planting and greenery back to the site with the neighbouring lush woodland brought into the development through the large central courtyard.

WHITECHAPEL CENTRAL – Best Urban Regeneration Project

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Whitechapel Central is set to transform a former Safestore facility into a new urban quarter, with 30% of the site dedicated to new public realm. The scheme of 564 new homes – many being family-sized – alongside around 38,000 sq ft of commercial area, including flexible office space, shops, a gym and a café, plus storage facilities for the local market, is fundamental to Whitechapel’s vision for regeneration.

Straddling two nearby conservation areas, the design focuses on connectivity, with new pedestrianised streets and squares, and a number of ‘character areas’. The predominantly brick and reconstituted stone design creates strong, street-based frontages, while a central glass and aluminium-clad tower enhances the future townscape of Whitechapel.

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Two projects shortlisted in First Time Buyer Awards

We are pleased to announce that two of our projects have been shortlisted in the First Time Buyer Awards.

Clock House Gardens is up for Best Architectural Design and Whitechapel Central has been shortlisted for Best Urban Regeneration Project. The winners are decided by an online vote, which closes at midnight on 19 April.

CLOCK HOUSE GARDENS – Best Architectural Design

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Clock House Gardens transforms a derelict hotel site into an intimate community of 50 new homes within five two and three storey buildings, that combine brickwork with timber cladding and, together, create a central shared courtyard. The design solution responded to the site’s very particular context of the A1(M) motorway on one side and dense woodland on the other, with this modern take on a walled village seeking to reduce noise from the motorway.

The high-quality aesthetic makes the scheme a unique and sensitive addition to the built fabric of Welwyn. Clock House Gardens is a totally flatted development, redressing a previous small home shortfall in Welwyn. Key to its success is the careful layering of building form: responding to the harsher environment on the edge of the site with robust brickwork, with a softer treatment of timber and glazing elsewhere to respond to the woodland. All homes are dual aspect to maximise on surrounding views. An extensive landscaping strategy introduces planting and greenery back to the site with the neighbouring lush woodland brought into the development through the large central courtyard.

WHITECHAPEL CENTRAL – Best Urban Regeneration Project

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Whitechapel Central is set to transform a former Safestore facility into a new urban quarter, with 30% of the site dedicated to new public realm. The scheme of 564 new homes – many being family-sized – alongside around 38,000 sq ft of commercial area, including flexible office space, shops, a gym and a café, plus storage facilities for the local market, is fundamental to Whitechapel’s vision for regeneration.

Straddling two nearby conservation areas, the design focuses on connectivity, with new pedestrianised streets and squares, and a number of ‘character areas’. The predominantly brick and reconstituted stone design creates strong, street-based frontages, while a central glass and aluminium-clad tower enhances the future townscape of Whitechapel.

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