2009 Housebuilding Innovation Awards

The Housebuilding Innovation Awards are the industry’s own awards - created by the industry, for the industry.

Housebuilding Innovation Awards 2009 Winners & Highly Commended


Crest Nicholson and the Stewart Milne Group walked away with the top prizes at HBF’s Housebuilding Innovation Awards in London, organised by Housebuilder magazine.
Each was named Innovator of the Year - Crest for large companies, Stewart Milne in the small to medium category - in the prestigious awards.
The industry was out in force on a superb night hosted by the hilarious and irreverent Gyles Brandreth at the Millennium Mayfair hotel. The awards celebrate innovation in all aspects of the industry including sustainability, design and marketing.
This year’s winners were:
Housebuilding Innovator of the Year (large): Crest Nicholson
Housebuilding Innovator of the Year (small to medium): Stewart Milne Group
Housing Product of the Year: Smart Meter by first:utility
Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year:  Crest Nicholson
Best Low/Zero Carbon Initiative: Miller Homes for Miller Zero
Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative: Explore Living for Eiport
Best Regeneration Partnership: Places for People for St Thomas' School, Kensington
Best Marketing Award: joint winners - Barratt and the East Thames Group
The Community Award: Coast & Country
Best Design: Linden Homes (Eastern) - be:Newhall



Winners & Highly Commended

Sustainable housebuilder of the year
Crest Nicholson
Gentoo Group
Larkfleet Group

Highly Commended - Larkfleet Group

Winner - Crest Nicholson


Best low or zero carbon initiative
Bioregional Quintain/Crest – One Brighton
First:Utility – Smart meter
Miller Homes – Miller Zero
PRP Architects – Eithinog Road, Bangor
Roger Bullivant – SystemFirst
Stewart Milne Group – Sigma Home Research

Highly Commended - Roger Bullivant

Winner - Miller Homes

Best customer satisfaction initiative
Barratt Developments – Putting our buyers first
Explore Living – Eiport
Midas Homes – Customer Service Team  

Highly Commended - Barratt Developments

Winner - Explore Living

Best regeneration partnership between a developer and the public sector
Berkeley Homes – Royal Arsenal Riverside
Grainger – Hornsey Road Apartments
Keepmoat Homes North East  – Durham Villages
Miller Homes  – Unity Quarter, Salford
Places for People  – St Thomas’ School, Kensington
United House  – Queensbridge Quarter, Hackney

Highly Commended - Berkeley Homes

Winner - Places for People

The community award
Barratt East London – St Andrews
Coast & Country – East Meadows to Meadowfields
Great Places – Asten Fold, Devon St and Norfolk St
Places for People – Walker Riverside
United House – Better Homes, Active Lives
Yuill Homes – Trinity Square and Trinity Court

Highly Commended - Barratt East London & Places for People

Winner - Coast & Country


Best marketing award
Barratt Developments – HomeBuy Direct campaign
East Thames Group – Rent Now, Buy Later
Explore Living – Fusion & New Meridian Village
Retirement Villages – Marketing to the ‘grey’ purchaser
Stewart Milne Group – First time buyers’ campaign
The X Bond Co & Zurich – The property deposit guarantee

Highly Commended - Explore Living

Winners - Barratt Developments & East Thames Group


Best design
Explore Living – Lumina, Chadwell Heath
Jestico + Whiles – Axe Street
Linden Homes (Eastern) – be: Newhall
Places for People – Royal Train Shed, Wolverton
PRP Architects – Kennet Island Village, Reading
Quintain Estates and Development – Forum House
Travis Homes – Lainshaw Estate, Ayrshire

Highly Commended - PRP Architects

Winner - Linden Homes (Eastern) 

Housing product of the year
Baxi Group – GasSaver
First:Utility – Smart meter
Icopal Monarfloor – Acoustic Isolators
PRP Architects – Forum House, ENVAC
Roger Bullivant – SystemFirst
The Litchfield Group – Trinity

Highly Commended - PRP Architects

Winner - First:Utility 

Housebuilding innovator of the year - small/medium

Stewart Milne Group

Linden Homes

Explore Living

Winner - Stewart Milne Group

Housebuilding innovator of the year - large

Barratt Developments

Crest Nicholson

Miller Homes

Places for People

Winner - Crest Nicholson

Supported by Government
“It's clear that we need both more and better quality homes to meet long term housing need in this country. The Housebuilding Innovation Awards play an important role in showcasing some of the best ideas in the industry and should be an inspiration for other housebuilders to follow suit and raise standards”