Lime Grove Mews, a gated scheme of townhouses in Shepherds Bush, has scooped the coveted Grand Prix award in the 2013 Evening Standard New Homes Awards.
Built on a former council depot site, the 15 Regency-style houses were praised for their thoughtful design and spacious, flexible interiors which include light-filled multi-use family rooms and a top-floor winter garden.
Award winners were announced by comedian Vic Reeves and presented by England rugby captain Chris Robshaw at a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel. Judged by Evening Standard readers as well as industry experts, the awards cover 10 categories and recognise excellence across the housing spectrum - from first-time buyer flats to millionaires’ mansions.
Developer St James, the overall winner, also won the prize for best conversion with its Roehampton House project - a listed Palladian mansion split into 24 apartments.
20 Cornwall Terrace, an ambassadorial-type residence on Regent’s Park’s Outer Circle with a price tag of £40 million, took the prize for best luxury home.
Seven Acres, part of a new settlement on green belt land on the outskirts of Cambridge, won the Eco Living award, while redeveloped Marconi House in the Strand, where the BBC broadcast the world’s first radio service, was judged best large development.
Other winners include Victory Pier in Gillingham (best first-time buyer home), a Docklands style complex with 775 apartments, and Ruskin Walk (best regeneration project) in Walworth, the first phase in the transformation of The Aylesbury council estate.
The list of winners is below. A full report on the winning and highly-commended developments will feature in Homes & Property on Wednesday 22 May.
GRAND PRIX AWARD 2013
Overall winner: 3 Lime Grove Mews, Stowe Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 - by St James.
BEST FIRST-TIME BUY
Small developers – under 100 units: The Garden Quarter, Caversfield, Oxfordshire - by City & Country.
Large developers – over 100 units: Victory Pier, Medway Waterfron, Gillingham, Kent - by Berkeley Homes.
Small developers – under 100 units: The Print House, 32 Aylesbury Street, Clerkenwell, EC1 - by Millbank Homes and Form Design Architecture.
Large developers – over 100 units: Mote House, Mote Park, Bearsted, Kent - by Audley Retirement.
BEST FAMILY HOME
Small developers – under 100 units: The Grosvenor, Convent Mews, Wimbledon, SW19 - by London Square.
Large developers – over 100 units: 3 Lime Grove Mews, Stowe Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 - by St James.
ECO LIVING AWARD
Winner: Seven Acres, Trumpington, Cambridge - by Homes by Skanska.
Small developers – under 100 units: House 20, Cornwall Terrace, NW1 - by Oakmayne Bespoke.
Large developers – over 100 units: Roehampton House, 177 Roehampton Lane, SW15 - by St James.
BEST REGENERATION PROJECT
Winner: Ruskin Walk, Westmoreland Road, Walworth, SE17 - by L&Q.
BEST DEVELOPMENT/AFFORDABLE HOMES SECTOR
Winner: Brenley Park, Mitcham, Surrey - by Willmott Dixon and Notting Hill Housing.
BEST LUXURY HOME
Luxury home under £10 million: Downley House, Ditcham, Petersfield, Hampshire - by Downley Inspiring Construction.
Luxury home over £10 million: House 20, Cornwall Terrace, NW1 - by Oakmayne Bespoke.
BEST SMALL DEVELOPMENT: FEWER THAN 30 HOMES
Small developers – under 100 units: Essex Mews, Rockmount Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 - by Solidspace
Large developers – over 100 units: The Move, 154 Loudon Road, St John’s Wood, NW8 - by Origin Housing.
BEST LARGE DEVELOPMENT:
Winner: Marconi House, 336 Strand, WC2 - by Galliard Homes and Frogmore.
A full report on the winning and highly-commended developments will feature in Homes & Property on Wednesday 22 May