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Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2016
Posted on Oct 25, 2016

Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2016


There were some great looking builds in the final stages of the recent Sunday Times British Homes awards. Big winners were Assael Architecture (Architect of the Year) and Barratt Developments (Homebuilder of the Year).

Ed Barsley won the concept design competition, which this year challenged architects to create a resilient home. The winner of this competition was chosen by readers of The Sunday Times’ Home property section.

The awards showcase the best in design to industry and consumers and are judged by an independent panel of designers, developers and industry experts.

It's always great to see innovation and good design in house building recognised and awards like this help to showcase talent in the industry and hopefully attract the next generation of architects, designers and developers. We all know there has been a chronic shortage of house building in the UK and that there will have to be a sustained programme of development over the coming years. However, as the Sunday Times British Homes Awards demonstrate, more houses doesn't have to mean boring boxes in regimented rows. Whether schemes are large or small, upmarket or affordable, apartments or houses - good design combined with modern methods of construction and new materials should mean that the housing stock we are delivering in 2016 and onwards should be better to live in, have less impact on the environment and be more resilient than ever before.

Sunday Times British Homes AwardsJTP and Ed Barsley’s design, called A Home for All Seasons, was the people’s choice for winner in the Resilient House concept design competition, which challenged architects to create a home capable of withstanding flooding and other natural hazards. The competition was run in partnership with BRE, NHIC, the Building Centre and media partners the AJ and The Sunday Times.

Blayze Group congratulates all the winners and looks forward to seeing more great buildings next year!

The full list of winners in the 2016 British Homes Awards is:

One-off House Or Extension (up to 2,500 sq ft)
Bureau de Change Architects: Folds Coppin Dockray: Ansty Plum House and Studio Rodic Davidson Architects: North Vat

One-off House Or Extension (2,500-5,000 sq ft)
Chris Dyson Architects: Gasworks Sandy Rendel Architects: 142 South Street

One-off House Or Extension (more than 5,000 sq ft)
Loyn & Co: Outhouse

House Design For Multiple Units (schemes of less than 50 units)
Habitat First Group and Featherstone Young: Habitat House, Lower Mill Estate

House Design For Multiple Units (schemes of more than 50 units)
Crest Nicholson Regeneration and Alison Brooks Architects: The Villas at Bath Riverside

Interior Design (in partnership with the British Institute of Interior Design)
Arco 2: Sand Dunes, Cornwall Apartment Building
United Living, A2 Dominion Group and Stephen Marshall Architects: City Wharf, London

Conversion, Restoration Or Refurbishment (small projects)
Chris Dyson Architects: The Cooperage, LondonHuw Thomas Architects: Frillinghurst Mill, Surrey

Conversion, Restoration Or Refurbishment (historic buildings)
Groves-Raines Architects: Lamb’s House, Edinburgh
PH Property Holdings and Calderpeel Architects: Whirley Hall, Cheshire

Conversion, Restoration Or Refurbishment (conversion) 
Cityline Construction and Hampson Williams: 142 Bermondsey Street, London

Affordable Housing
Hill, Hanover, Agudas Israel Housing Association (AIHA) and Levitt Bernstein: Ilan Square,Hackney

Mixed Use Development
Edgley Design and Spaced Out: Godson Street, Islington

Age-Restricted Development
Thurrock Council Housing and Bell Phillips Architects: Bruyn’s Court, South Ockendon

Innovation Award For Building Technology
Urban Splash and shedkm: hoUSe

Housing Project
York Place Buildings and Assael Architecture: Battersea Square, Wandsworth

The Landscape Award
Barratt London and Fabrik: Fulham Riverside
Millgate Homes: Woolley Hall, Berkshire

Development Of The Year (schemes of up to 100 homes)
Marston Properties and Project Orange: Foundry Mews, Barnes

Development Of The Year (schemes of more than 100 homes)
LendLease and dRMM: Trafalgar Place, Elephant and Castle

Architect Of The Year
Assael Architecture

Homebuilder Of The Year
Barratt Developments

Resilient Home Design Competition
JTP and Ed Barsley: A Home For All Seasons

The Manser Medal
Loyn & Co Architects: Outhouse

About the Sunday Times British Homes Awards:

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards were launched in 2007 and are now in their tenth year. Award categories span the range of residential development in the UK, from the one-off house and historic building restoration to large scale urban regeneration and development. The design competition provides a platform for innovative thinking and research. 

About The Manser Medal
The Manser Medal recognises exemplary quality in one-off home design, and is named in honour of the late architect Michael Manser.

The 2016 Judging Panel was:
Robert Adam (chair of the judging panel), director, ADAM Architecture
Lewis Blackwell, executive director of strategy, The Building Centre
Nicholas Boys Smith, founding director, CreateStreets
James Burrell, director, Burrell & Mistry
Dominic Eaton, director, Stride Treglown
Dr Stephen Garvin, director, BRE Centre for Resilience
Martina Lees, Home, The Sunday Times
Jo McCafferty, director, Levitt Bernstein
Jonathan Manser, director, The Manser Practice
Susie Rumbold, president, British Institute of Interior Design
Josephine Smit, writer, editor and commentator on the built environment
Lynne Sullivan, architect and chair of the Good Homes Alliance
Luke Tozer, director, Pitman Tozer

You can see all the shortlisted and winning entries on the awards web site.

About Blayze Group

Blayze Group helps transform organisations and gain competitive advantage by sourcing, securing and developing the people that property and construction businesses need to grow and prosper.

Established in 2002, Blayze Group is an award-winning recruitment consultancy in the property and construction sector, providing tailored services to clients through specialist teams, each dedicated to and experienced in their particular discipline.

Today Blayze Group is a leading recruitment partner working with organisations in Architecture, Construction, Consulting, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services and Sales and Marketing sectors. It counts most of the leading residential and commercial developers, construction firms and real estate consultancies among its client base.

You can see Blayze Group's latest property and construction career opportunities here.


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