Housebuilder Awards 2021

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The Housebuilder Awards returned live to the InterContinental London-The O2 on November 24th with more than 500 people enjoying the black-tie event hosted by comedian Tom Allen.

Vistry was crowned Large housebuilder of the year at the event. The firm was praised for showing “real intent across the board”, with five finalist entries including a win in the Housebuilder Star category for Sue Scholfield whose “calm manner and motivated leadership” as acting managing director of Linden Homes’ western division impressed the judges.

Hill was declared Medium housebuilder of the year for the second consecutive year Hill and was also joint winner of the hard-fought Design for three storeys or fewer award for Davenport Villas as part of its Mosaics scheme in Oxford. It was joint winner with Baker Estates which impressed with The View at Malborough, near Salcombe and also scooped the Small housebuilder of the year award alongside Quinn Homes. Canterbury-based Quinn also won the Best community initiative award for Eddington Park & Herne Bay Sports Hub, while landing the Best refurbishment project award for the Engine Sheds, Hammill Park.

Sustainable housebuilder of the year was Barratt Developments; the judges noted that it had covered all aspects of the environmental agenda.

The Best training or recruitment initiative award went to Redrow for its comprehensive Inspiring the next generation to build programme. It was also champion in the Best customer satisfaction initiative category for My Redrow, home owner support.

Anderson was the recipient of the Best regeneration initiative award in conjunction with L&Q for The Quarry, Erith. And Catalyst & Focus received the Best marketing initiative gong for the Time for a place of your own campaign.

Inspired Villages, a relatively new later living housebuilder, won Best retirement scheme for Great Alne Park, Alcester. Places for People aced the Best design for four storeys or fewer category for 55 Degrees North, Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh.

Trustmgt was hailed Subcontractor/services provider of the year while Mixergy’s Solar Tank emerged as Product of the year.

Now in their 17th year, the Housebuilder Awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of the sector, including in customer satisfaction, marketing, design, training, regeneration and sustainability.



Best customer satisfaction initiative

  • Redrow – My Redrow, homeowner support (Winner)
  • Carriden Homes – Ribbonfield Steadings
  • Clixifix® – Customer care simplified software
  • Hill – Integration with Hill, Yourkeys and pdCRM is the solution to lockdown sales
  • Taylor Wimpey – Customer service hub

Best regeneration initiative

  • Anderson in conjunction with L&Q – The Quarry, Erith (Winner)
  • Barratt London – Eastman Village, Harrow
  • Beal Homes – The making of Hull‘s first urban village (Commended)
  • HSSP Architects and Solus Homes – The Mill, Waterside Village
  • Ruskin Properties – Brickworks, Caledonia, Stourbridge
  • Vistry Group – Vistry Partnerships’ Gateshead regeneration scheme

Best refurbishment project

  • Quinn Homes – The Engine Sheds, Hammill Park (Winner)
  • Beechcroft Developments – Orford Place, Richmond
  • ME Developments – The Barns, Frensham
  • Morris Homes – L&M Building, Altrincham (Commended)
  • Spitfire Homes – Haseley Manor, Warwickshire
  • Yogo Group – Sir Thomas Lipton development, London

Best community initiative

  • Quinn Homes – Eddington Park & Herne Bay Sports Hub (Winner)
  • Countryside Properties – Quartet, Clapton
  • Galliard Homes – Ladywood Community Project (Commended)
  • ROSE – Lawford Housing Enterprise Trust (Commended)

Best marketing initiative

  • Catalyst & Focus – Time for a place of your own (Winner)
  • Hayfield – The Hayfield difference campaign
  • Kingswood Homes – Shape your home
  • McCarthy Stone – Rebranding a well lived life
  • Taylor Wimpey – Not all housebuilders are equal (Commended)
  • William Davis Homes – The time is right (Commended)

Best training or recruitment initiative

  • Redrow – Inspiring the next generation to build (Winner)
  • Galliard Homes – Engage work experience goes virtual (Commended)
  • Taylor Wimpey – Online masterclasses
  • Vistry Group – Vistry Partnerships plus skills academies

Sustainable housebuilder of the year

  • Barratt Developments (Winner)
  • Berkeley Group
  • Blenheim Estate Homes
  • Taylor Wimpey (Commended)
  • Telford Homes (Commended)

The Housebuilder Star Award

  • Vistry Group – Sue Scholfield (Winner)
  • L&W Wilson (Higham) – Byron Wilson (Commended)
  • Mount Anvil – Makers & Mentors
  • Spitfire Homes – Sophie Smith (Commended)

Best retirement scheme

  • Inspired Villages – Great Alne Park, Alcester (Winner)
  • Beechcroft Developments – Cotswold Gate, Burford
  • Lilyford – Dundee House, Midhurst (Commended)
  • McCarthy Stone – GreenHaven, Poole
  • Vistry Group – Vistry Partnerships’ Wixams retirement village

Best design for three storeys or fewer

  • Baker Estates – The View at Malborough, near Salcombe (Winner)
  • Hill – The Davenport Villas, Mosaics, Oxford (Winner)
  • Backhouse Housing – Sandpit Road, Calne
  • Cube Homes – Fairways View, Prestwich
  • David Wilson Homes South West – The Wichel Stray at Canalside, Wichelstowe
  • Francis Jackson Homes – Bradbery Grove, Syresham (Commended)
  • Kingswood Homes – Dovecote 4 at Green Hills, Blackburn
  • ME Developments – Wingate Meadow, Long Sutton
  • Redcliffe Homes – Park Place, Corsham

Best design for four storeys or more

  • Places for People – 55 Degrees North, Granton Waterfront, Edinburgh (Winner)
  • Barratt London – Nestlé apartments at Hayes Village, London
  • Dandara – 1887 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
  • rg+p – Magenta Court, Apsley
  • Telford Homes – Stone Studios, Hackney Wick (Commended)
  • Vistry Group – Vistry Partnerships’ Brunel Street Works, Canning Town

Subcontractor / services provider of the year

  • Trustmgt (Winner)
  • Anderson
  • Ardent Hire Solutions
  • Cowgills
  • FP Herting & Sons
  • Fulcrum (Commended)
  • JLES Group

Product of the year

  • Mixergy Solar Tank (Winner)
  • ADEY ProCheck
  • Aico - Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway
  • Egger - PRO Laminate Flooring with Aqua+ technology
  • EOS Framing - Thrubuild system range
  • H+H - i-House System, incorporating Celcon Elements
  • Knauf Insulation - Supafil range (Commended)
  • Roca - EM1 Electronic Touchless dual flush valve
  • Ultrapanel Building Technologies - Ultrapanel 'room in the roof'

Small Housebuilder of the Year

  • Baker Estates (Winner)
  • Quinn Homes (Winner)
  • ROSE
  • L&W Wilson

Medium Housebuilder of the Year

  • Hill (Winner)
  • Anderson
  • Galliard Homes
  • Places for People
  • Spitfire Homes
  • Telford Homes

Large Housebuilder of the Year

  • Vistry Group (Winner)
  • Barratt
  • Redrow
  • Taylor Wimpey

Housebuilder Awards 2021 Judges

David Birkbeck, CEO - Design for Homes

Ian Bott, Associate Director - PRP

David Bryant, Chairman - HBF Small Developers Group 

Mark Gibney, Head of London Planning - Avison Young

Grainne Gilmore, Head of Research - Zoopla

Jenny Herdman, Director - Home Building Skills Partnership 

Richard Jones, Head of Residential - Arcadis

Guy Lambert, Head of Marketing and Communications - NHBC

Iain Painting, Partner - Barton Willmore

Keira Proctor, MD - A Proctor Group

Ben Roskrow, Publishing Director - Housebuilder Media

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs - HBF