Housebuilder makes pledge as 10 housing design winners are recognised

Housebuilder Barratt said all future developments will be assessed against the Building for Life criteria, as this year’s Building for Life award winners were announced last night.

Chief executive Mark Clare said the housebuilder will match the commitment by Berkeley Group earlier this year to ensure that all schemes pass the 20-point assessment.

He made the pledge as 10 winners of the Building for Life award, run jointly by Cabe, the Home Builders’ Federation and Design for Homes, were announced at a ceremony in London last night.

The award is given to housebuilders and housing associations who demonstrate “high design standards, good place making and sustainable development”.

Wayne Hemingway, chair of Building for Life, confirmed that Building for Life will continue, whatever becomes of design quango Cabe, which had its funding cut in the October spending review.

He has previously stated his intention to keep BfL going. On October 26 he said: “I think the cuts to Cabe are worrying for the quality of the built environment, but it does not in any way halt Building for Life and all the partners are now working together to ensure the future of the initiative,” he stated.

The 10 winning schemes were:

Ashley Vale Self Build Development, Bristol
Ashley Vale Action Group
Bristol City Council

Barking Central, London
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

be: Newhall, Harlow, Essex
Linden Homes Eastern
Alison Brooks Architects
Harlow Council

Cargo, Millbay, Plymouth
English Cities Fund
Ferguson Mann Architects
Plymouth City Council

Cometa, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Aston Homes
Richard Clark Chartered Architects
Wycombe District Council

Fairfield Park, Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Stamford Homes; Persimmon Homes; Bovis; Twigden Homes; Taylor Wimpey; David Wilson Homes; Miller Homes; PJ Livesey
Tetlow King Ltd (design code); Woods Hardwick
Central Bedfordshire Council

St Andrew’s, Bromley-by-Bow, London
Barratt Homes East London
Allies and Morrison
London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Stanmore Place, Harrow, London
St Edward Homes
Grid Architects
London Borough of Harrow

Stonebridge Hillside Hub, Harlesden, London
The Hyde Group with Rydon Construction
Edward Cullinan Architects
Brent Council

Water Colour, Redhill, Surrey
Linden Homes South East
John Thompson and Partners
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council



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