GRAND PRIX 2014
There can only be one supreme champion, and this year is it the development that won the prize for its eco credentials... The Evening Standard Grand Prix 2014 goes to Pembroke, East Sheen, by Richstone Properties.
BEST FIRST-TIME BUY
Berkeley First's waterfront development, Marina Heights at Victory Pier, Kent. The judges loved the stunning views and said the building had a “boutique hotel” feel.
BEST APARTMENT - SMALL DEVELOPER
Trafalgar One in Trafalgar Square, by LBS Properties, BMB Property Investments and Moreno Masey. Locations don't get more iconic than this and this apartment lives up to its address.
BEST APARTMENT - LARGE DEVELOPER
Silverhind in Chigwell, Essex, by Weston Homes. It’s a stylish apartment that the judges said “ticked all the boxes”.
BEST FAMILY HOME UP TO £750,000
The “versatile, free-flowing, light and airy” Town House, St Mary’s Fields in Thame, Oxfordshire, by Croudace Homes.
BEST FAMILY HOME: £750,000 TO £1,500,000
The Lodge, Wigginton in Hertfordshire, built by Facit Homes. A fascinating building, built using on-site fabrication and with excellent environmental credentials.
BEST FAMILY HOME OVER £1,500,000 - SMALL DEVELOPER
Blandford House in Reigate, Surrey, built by Millwood Designer Homes and described as “the perfect family home”.
BEST FAMILY HOME OVER £1,500,000 - LARGE DEVELOPER
Higgins Homes, for The Blenheim in Chigwell, a six-bedroom house in an Essex town that according to the judge who visited, is “lovely – absolutely perfect”.
BEST LUXURY HOME - SMALL HOUSEBUILDER
48 Totteridge Common in north London, by Octagon Developments. An Italianate style house dripping in marble and crystal, with a pool and gym, a 14-seat cinema and space for pretty much anything else you can think of.
BEST LUXURY HOME - LARGE HOUSEBUILDER
Suite 1363 of The Tower, St George Wharf, by St George South London. This home is 50 floors above the hustle and bustle of central London in a luxury world of its own at the top of the UK’s tallest residential building.
BEST LONDON HOME
375 Kensington High Street, by St Edward. All the facilities you could possibly want for London living – pool, workout room, concierge, private cinema – and transport on the doorstep.
BEST OUT OF LONDON HOME
Kylemore House on the Coombe Estate, Kingston, Surrey, by Brian Hoban. The judges said it was “high class” and very well detailed, planned and designed.
353 The Strand, by Seastar Developments. A small development of four apartments converted from a Victorian office building in central London, with a view of Trafalgar Square from the bathroom.
ECO LIVING AWARD
Pembroke in East Sheene by Richstone Properties. A small development of homes where the sustainability attributes had been thought out from the start and incorporated into the design – rather than being bolt-on extras.
BEST REGENERATION PROJECT
Acton Gardens in W3, by Countryside - a bright and vibrant development in west London that has been developed in close collaboration with the local community.
BEST SMALL AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT
One Church Square, SW1, built by Dolphin Living. This central London development has been designed for key workers and already appears to be integrated with the existing community.
BEST LARGE AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT
Southern Home Ownership for The Edge, Brighton. It has been built on the site of an old hospital and has great views of the South Downs on one side and the sea on the other, and is full of character.
BEST SMALL DEVELOPMENT - SMALL DEVELOPER
Parkgate House, in Battersea, by Banda Property. Deemed an exceptional conversion of a Victorian bakery that brilliantly combines original and modern features.
BEST SMALL DEVELOPMENT - LARGE DEVELOPER
Hill's Latimer Chase, in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. A small collection of barn-style houses with great sustainability credentials, combining village living with good connections to London.
BEST LARGE DEVELOPMENT
Trumpington Meadows in Cambridge, by Barratt Developments Eastern Counties. The judges said this development “raises the bar” for the next generation of communities – a 21st century Welwyn Garden City.