And the winner is…

WhatHouse? announces the winners of the UK housebuilding industry’s most coveted awards November 21, 2016 / Isla MacFarlane
And the winner is…

Privately owned and family run Churchill Retirement Living has been named WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year at the annual WhatHouse? Awards.

Former Leader of the Conservative party, UK Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons, the Right Honourable Lord William Hague presented the prize at the climax of the event, the largest and most prestigious awards event in UK housebuilding, now in its 35th year.

Housebuilder of the Year wasn’t the only accolade picked up by Churchill at this year’s WhatHouse? Awards, taking two additional winners’ plaques to its Ringwood headquarters: one Gold (Best Medium Housebuilder) and one Silver (Best Retirement Development).

Churchill Retirement Living is the first retirement developer to win the most coveted prize in the new homes industry. The business was founded by brothers Spencer and Clinton McCarthy – sons of John McCarthy, founder of McCarthy & Stone, who is a non-executive director of Churchill.

Berkeley Group won Best Large Housebuilder, Spitfire Bespoke Homes took home Best Small Housebuilder, Trivselhus by Esh scooped Sustainable Developer of the Year and Network Homes was named Housing Association of the Year at today’s event.

The WhatHouse? Awards is year-on-year the biggest event in the housebuilding industry with 1,700 senior figures from the new homes industry attending the Gala Luncheon in the five-star hotel’s Great Room.

“It’s the day the new homes flag flies highest,” said Rupert Bates, host of the Awards and editorial director of new homes portal “The standards achieved by the winners get more impressive every year, and our panel of independent judges had to work hard to pick the very best from hundreds of entries.

“We would like to thank all the housebuilders, suppliers and other industry colleagues who have once again supported this great event. Special thanks to the Awards sponsors and judges and congratulations to the winners and everyone who entered and attended today’s ceremony.”

The winners in full:

WhatHouse? Housebuilder Of The Year

Churchill Retirement Living

Best Large Housebuilder – sponsored by Roca

Gold: Berkeley Group

Silver: Redrow

Silver: CALA

Bronze: Barratt

Best Medium Housebuilder – sponsored by Nicholls & Clarke

Gold: Churchill Retirement Living

Silver: Hill

Silver: City & Country

Bronze: London Square

Bronze: Audley

Best Small Housebuilder – sponsored by Jablite

Gold:Spitfire Bespoke Homes

Silver: Metis Homes

Bronze: Langton Homes

Bronze: Wyatt Homes

Sustainable Developer Of The Year – sponsored by NHBC

Gold: Trivselhus by Esh

Silver: Linden Homes

Bronze: Hill

Housing Association Of The Year – sponsored by WhatHouse?

Gold: Network Homes

Silver: Swan Housing Association

Bronze: Peabody

Bronze: Sentinel HA

Best Starter Home Scheme – sponsored by Sky

Gold:Network Homes, The Junction, London, SE9

Gold: St. Modwen Homes for Glan Lyn, Newport, NP19

Silver: Kier Living New Homes for Balaam Wood, Birmingham

Bronze: Network Homes for Lime Walk, London, HA9

Best House – sponsored by Nolte Küchen

Gold: Hill, The Longstowe, Ninewells, Cambridge

Silver: Millgate Homes, Plot 13, Sundridge Park, Bromley, London

Silver: Turnwood, Park View, Chesterton, Cambridge

Bronze: Crest Nicholson, The Villas, Bath Riverside, Bath

Bronze: Fruition Properties, 8 Merchant Terrace, London, W6

Best Apartment Scheme – sponsored by Warwick Estates

Gold: Ipsus Developments, Ipsus08, London, SE1

Silver: FABRICA by A2Dominion, City Wharf, London, N1

Bronze: Berkeley Homes (South East London), One Tower Bridge, London, SE1

Bronze: Berkeley Homes (Central London), Abell and Cleland House, Westminster, London SW1P

Best Luxury House – sponsored by The Alexander James Group

Gold: Huntsmere, Franklyn, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Silver: Octagon Developments, High Ridge, Oxshott, Surrey, KT22

Silver: Henley Homes, 20 Linksway, Northwood, Middlesex

Bronze: Aspire, Kings Chase, Crown Estate, Oxshott, Surrey

Best Renovation – sponsored by Jackson-Stops & Staff

Gold: City & Country, The Mansion Apartments, King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst, West Sussex

Silver: Thomas Homes, Old Railway Quarter, Swindon

Bronze: Esquire Developments, Hazells Farm, Northfleet Green, Kent

Best Development – sponsored by Appliance Plus+ from Beko plc

Gold: Hill, Ninewells, Cambridge

Silver: Durkan Estates, The Academy, Woolwich, London, SE18

Bronze: Developing London & Stockwool, Clock House Gardens, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Bronze: Millgate Homes, Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Best Partnership Scheme – sponsored by Thomas Gray

Gold: Crest Nicholson, Park Central, Birmingham

Silver: Hill, Ilan Square, London, E5

Bronze: St James, Vauxhall City Farm, London, SE11

Best Luxury Development – sponsored by Laufen Bathrooms

Gold: London Square, The Star and Garter, Richmond, Surrey

Silver: Millgate, Englemere, Ascot, Surrey

Bronze: Berkeley Homes (South East London), One Tower Bridge, London SE1

Best Mixed-Use Development – sponsored by Aldermore Bank 

Gold: St. George, Fulham Reach, London, W6

Gold: Quartermile Developments, Quartermile, Edinburgh

Silver: London Square, London Square Putney, London SW15

Bronze: Crest Nicholson, Harbourside, Bristol

Best Retirement Development – sponsored by Show House

Gold: Audley, Audley Chalfont Dene, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

Silver: Anchor, Hampshire Lakes, Yateley, Hampshire

Silver: Churchill Retirement Living, Hawthorn Lodge, Farnham, Surrey

Bronze: McCarthy & Stone, Constance Place, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Best Regeneration Scheme – sponsored by Kerry London

Gold: Berkeley Homes (North East London), Woodberry Down, London, N4

Silver: Network Homes, Stockwell Park Estate, London, SW9

Silver: Miller Homes, Varcity North, Edinburgh

Bronze: Bower Mapson, The Buttercross, Witney, Oxfordshire

Bronze: Inspired Homes, Green Dragon House, Croydon, London

Best Interior Design – sponsored by Green Lighting

Gold: Audley, Audley Chalfont Dene, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

Silver: Oakmayne Bespoke, The Fitzbourne, London, W1

Bronze: Telford Homes, The Triplex Penthouse, Parliament House, London, SE1

Bronze:London Square, The Star & Garter, Richmond, Surrey

Best Exterior Design – sponsored by Ibstock

Gold: FABRICA by A2Dominion, City Wharf, London, N1

Silver: Hill, Ilan Square, London, E5

Bronze: David Wilson Homes, Leathfield Park, Godalming, Surrey

Best Public Realm – sponsored by TCL

Berkeley Homes (North East London), Goodman’s Fields, London E1

Find out more details about each winner from Monday 21 November 2016 at

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