The Avenue Scoops Housing Design Award


The Avenue has added another jewel to its crown at the Housing Design Awards! Held on 13th July 2015 in London, the ceremony celebrates the very best of housing design.

The prestigious awards are supported by the Government, the Mayor of London, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The award was presented by Brandon Lewis MP, Minister for Housing and Planning.

The Avenue has in fact won one of their awards previously in 2011 and we’re incredibly proud to repeat its success this year.

Like all of our developments, the Avenue was sympathetically designed to reflect the surrounding architecture of the popular medieval town of Saffron Walden. Set inside the grounds of Friends’ School, the 76 new homes are within the town’s Conservation Area and adjacent to a listed water tower.

Pollard Thomas Edwards, the architects, designed the homes which range in size from one bedroom apartments up to five bedroom family houses and combined traditional elements found in Saffron Walden with more modern features. The result is characterful homes that tie beautifully with the neighbourhood. At the heart of the scheme’s design is a beautiful avenue of mature lime trees, which provides the development with an undeniable sense of community.

The Avenue’s success is evident in its popularity amongst residents and locals alike. It has also received a flurry of accolades within the building industry, including What House? Awards for Best Development and Best Exterior Design 2014.

See what the architects, Uttlesford District Council, and residents have to say about The Avenue in this video prepared by the Housing Design Awards for the awards ceremony.

We are all immensely proud of the site and our team who delivered it – we look forward to creating many more award winning communities!

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