This month, the finalists for the 2023 Housebuilder Awards were announced. The big night, where we find out who the winners are, is set for later on in the year, in November. And as well as the large, well-known names in housebuilding, smaller housebuilders feature in the running for an award. We take a look at some of the housebuilders who are up for a nomination and the categories they have been nominated for. We’ll also take a closer look at some of their developments which we have listed here on New Homes Place.
1. Cartwright Homes
Building new homes predominantly in the East Midlands area of the country, Cartwright Homes is a third-generation family business who place great focus on quality and personalisation. And it is their active encouragement of personalisation which has seen them shortlisted for the 2023 Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative category in this year’s Housebuilder Awards.
Cartwright Homes are open and flexible to helping new homebuyers create their own masterpiece. If you buy off-plan from Cartwright, they can create the interior of your property to the exact standards you want. And there may be opportunities to tweak things at the build stage, be that changing the floor surface or moving sockets, even doors. The fact Cartwright are willing to try and accommodate such changes makes them quite unique as housebuilders.
McArthur Gardens in Bedworth, Warwickshire from Cartwright Homes
Just one example of one of the developments available from Cartwright Homes, see the new build properties remaining for sale on the beautiful new McArthur Gardens private development. It features 2 bedroom detached bungalows nestled alongside 3 and 4-bedroom detached family homes. Bedworth as a location to live is well-positioned for residents to take advantage of local amenities and landmark attractions, including plenty of open spaces to enjoy.
This charming 3-bedroom detached property which comes with a private driveway for two cars and a comfortable, well-designed modern living space features at McArthur Gardens. Flexibility is created in the space downstairs with double doors separating the open plan kitchen dining area from the lounge. There is a WC to the downstairs and upstairs, the master bedroom comes with its own en-suite with a shower. You can see the McArthur Gardens development from Cartwright Homes here.
2. Shanly Homes
Building new homes with a focus on the South East of the country, Shanly Homes is no stranger to awards – both being shortlisted and winning them! The housebuilder has been shortlisted in this year’s Housebuilder Awards in the Best Regeneration Initiative category for their Waterside Quarter in Maidenhead regeneration project. This very same development also sees Shanly Homes shortlisted for ‘Residential Development of the Year’ at the forthcoming Insider Property Awards South East. In fact, Shanly’s Waterside Quarter which is the third and final phase of the overall Chapel Arches development in Maidenhead has won a number of awards since the regeneration project began back in 2015. Most recently, the Waterside Quarter won the Residential Development of the Year award at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2022.
Waterside Quarter in Maidenhead from Shanly Homes
We’re thrilled to be listing the award-winning Waterside Quarter on New Homes Place, so we can give you a sneak peek of what to expect. The waterside development features a stylish collection of one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses in the heart of Maidenhead. It’s located close to cafes, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities and is a short distance (0.6 miles) from Maidenhead train station where there are direct services to London.
This is a snapshot of a two-bedroom apartment with terrace access available for sale on the Waterside Quarter development. With energy efficient appliances, double glazed windows and underfloor heating throughout, systems are in place to help reduce energy consumption. The apartment features an open plan layout for flexible, modern living and extra space for home working. The two bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, while the master bedroom has a luxurious en-suite shower room. Take a look at the apartments for sale on the Waterside Quarter development here.
3. City & Country
Best known for the work they do conserving, restoring, and converting historic and listed buildings in sympathetic and complementary designs, City & Country are at the forefront of specialist property development. This year, they have been shortlisted for the Best Refurbishment Project category not once, but twice in the Housebuilder Awards 2023. The two developments which have been shortlisted include the King Edward VII Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex and the 1840 St George’s Gardens conversion apartments in South West London.
The company celebrated 60 years in business last year and were able to celebrate in style winning a hat-trick of accolades in the 2022 Evening Standard New Home Awards. Could they capitalise on multiple wins this year?
We have both the shortlisted developments listed here on New Homes Place – here’s what they look like.
King Edward VII Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex from City & Country
Located in the South Downs National Park, the King Edward VII Estate is a unique mix of Grade II and II* listed buildings converted and restored meticulously, into apartments, duplexes, and houses.
As well as these, there is a selection of traditionally designed new build cottages, designed to complement the historic buildings. Set in stunning private woodland, there are a number of measured walks to enjoy as well as a collection of fantastic communal areas. The estate has exceptional facilities for residents to enjoy including a private gym, spa-style swimming pool and concierge services.
This is a three-bedroom end of terrace house available for sale on the King Edward VII Estate. It boasts a beautiful bright and airy living room with two sets of double doors opening onto the private garden. The modern kitchen features integrated Siemens appliances, a silestone worktop and access to the utility room. With plenty of storage throughout the property, the master bedroom has a luxurious en-suite while the other two bedrooms are very generous in size. The property comes with two allocated parking spaces and access to the Estate’s on-site facilities. Find out more here.
The 1840 St George’s Gardens
The second of the developments shortlisted in the Best Refurbishment Project category is this collection of luxury converted 1, 2, and 3-bedroom flats and apartments in a Grade II listed building and former hospital. The development is located in one of London’s most sought-after areas, within tranquil parkland close to Tooting, Balham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common. With acres of green space nearby and easy access to the city and beyond, apartments at The 1840 are perfectly placed to enjoy all aspects of life. The properties themselves combine the original character features of the buildings with superior specifications alongside an on-site concierge, secure parking, communal spaces and private gardens. The 1840 forms part of a new residential village in development with a new 32-acre park, retail and café space, a public square, and provision for a new primary school to follow.
This is a picture of inside one of the luxurious one-bedroom apartments available for sale on The 1840 St George’s Garden development. Positioned centrally within the iconic listed building, it boasts high ceilings and views over the easterly courtyard. The kitchen, living and dining space is open plan and includes an inclusive and premium specification from Amtico flooring to Siemens and Neff appliances. The bedroom has a stylish built-in wardrobe and dressing area with a luxurious en-suite.
Take a look at more of the apartments available for sale on The 1840, here.
What’s great about looking for a new build home with us here at New Homes Place is that we bring you a true mix of different properties from a huge range of housebuilders across the country. As well as the large names in housebuilding, we also list new homes for sale from smaller, local housebuilders. To find your dream new home, simply type in the area you hope to live in or near.Start your search here.