Housebuilder Awards 2023



The Housebuilder Awards 2023 - 2nd November, InterContinental London - The O2

Housebuilder Awards 2023 winners revealed

Bellway was crowned Large housebuilder of the year at The Housebuilder Awards 2023 last night, as the industry came together to celebrate the best in the UK new homes sector.

The national housebuilder beat other strong contenders to lift the trophy for its performance in four categories, including a win in the Best staff development category for its innovative projects around being an Employer of Choice. It also shared the Best sustainability initiative award with Barratt for its Better with Bellway commitment to sustainability.

Comedian and television presenter Joel Dommett hosted the event at The InterContinental The O2 which was attended by 700 guests.

Thakeham was declared Medium housebuilder of the year. The South-East based company won the coveted Best design for three storeys or fewer award for The Villas on the Green in Pease Pottage, a large four-bedroom property blending Edwardian and Scandinavian influences.

Small housebuilder of the year was Spitfire, who impressed across four categories. The Birmingham based SME was a finalist in the Best refurbishment and Design – three storeys categories for Beaufort, Edgbaston. It also featured in the Best marketing shortlist for Show home in the metaverse, with its sales director Matt Vincent a finalist in the Housebuilder Star category.

It was Vistry Group’s Farrah Hussain who scooped the Housebuilder Star award. She was applauded for her commendable work on the complex Beam Park and passion for inspiring the next generation and supporting local communities.

Redrow was winner of the Best customer satisfaction initiative award for its Digital home buying experience. Meanwhile, Kingswood Homes was triumphant in the Best marketing category for its Great big house giveaway.

Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside won the Best regeneration initiative award. City & Country’s The 1840, St George’s Gardens, triumphed in the Best refurbishment project category.

Quinn Estates was named winner of the Best community initiative award for Addressing local skills need at EKC Hersden. In the Best retirement scheme category, McCarthy Stone was handed the gong for Foundry Place, Beccles.

And the Hill Group’s Rubicon in Cambridge was this year’s winner of the Best design for four storeys or more award.

Clarkson Evans was hailed Subcontractor/services provider of the year, with Worcester Bosch’s Bosch Art Project (CS5800iAWR) achieving Product of the year.

Now in their 19th year, the Housebuilder Awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of the sector, including in customer satisfaction, marketing, design, staff development, regeneration and sustainability.

Housebuilder Awards 2023

Best customer satisfaction initiative

  • Redrow –Digital home buying experience (Winner)
  • Bellway – Customer first initiative
  • Bewley Homes – The Bewley Bond (Commended)
  • Cartwright Homes – Where personalisation is encouraged
  • Castle Green Homes – Willow, your digital new homes assistant
  • Elevana – Why AR home demos are secured in our future

Best regeneration initiative

  • Barratt London – Hendon Waterside (Winner)
  • Anderson Development Group and L & Q – The Quarry, Erith
  • Shanly Homes –Waterside Quarter, Maidenhead
  • SJ Roberts Homes – Allscott Meads, Shropshire (Commended)
  • London Borough of Havering and Wates Residential – New Green, Rainham
  • Westminster City Council and Linkcity – Fisherton Street

Best refurbishment project

  • City & Country – The 1840, St George’s Gardens, London (Winner)
  • City & Country – King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst
  • Clarion Housing Group – The Cocoa Works, York (Commended)
  • Life Less Ordinary – The Vale, Reigate
  • Spitfire Homes – Beaufort, Edgbaston
  • Vistry Housebuilding – The Clocktower, East London

Best community initiative

  • Quinn Estates – Addressing local skills need at EKC Hersden (Winner)
  • Bewley Homes – A home for a Ukrainian family (Commended)
  • Goram Homes – Portwall Lane car park, Redcliffe
  • Hayfield – The Blunsdon community shop & café
  • Vistry Group – Destiny virtual work experience initiative

Best marketing initiative

  • Kingswood Homes – The great big house giveaway (Winner)
  • Bellway – Live More Spend Less mortgage contribution initiative
  • Peabody – Interior design challenge (Commended)
  • Redrow – Eco Electric Homes
  • Spitfire Homes – Show home in the metaverse

Best staff development award

  • Bellway – Employer of Choice (Winner)
  • Cameron Homes – People First
  • Lovell – Another way to live and work programme
  • Redrow – A better way to work
  • Vistry Group – Commitment to mental health

Best retirement scheme

  • McCarthy Stone – Foundry Place, Beccles (Winner)
  • Central and Cecil (C&C) – Grace House, St John’s Wood (Commended)
  • McCarthy Stone – Wheatley Place, Shirley
  • rg+p and Riverstone Living – The Bishops Avenue, Barnet

Best design for three storeys or fewer

  • Thakeham – The Villas on the Green, Pease Pottage (Winner)
  • Cavanna Homes – Broadleigh Park, Tavistock
  • Hayfield – The Hanwell (Commended)
  • Highwood Group – The Old Mansion Site, Southampton
  • Kingswood Homes – The Dovecote 4+
  • River Oaks Homes – Southdowns Park, Lewes
  • Spitfire Homes – Beaufort, Edgbaston
  • Vistry Group – The Mountbatten, St Luke’s Park, Runwell

Best design for four storeys or more

  • The Hill Group – Rubicon, Cambridge (Winner)
  • Barratt London – Hendon Waterside
  • Berkeley – South Quay Plaza, London
  • Countryside Partnerships (part of Vistry Group) – Brunel Street Works, London
  • JTRE London – Triptych Bankside (Commended)
  • London Square – London Square, Croydon

Best sustainability initiative

  • Barratt Developments, University of Salford, Saint Gobain – Energy house tests homes of the future (Winner)
  • Bellway – Better with Bellway commitment to sustainability (Winner)
  • Autograph Homes – The Haw Wood, North Bristol
  • GTC Infrastructure – Networked heat pumps
  • Hayfield – Redefining A-rated homes
  • Midland Heart – Project 80 (Commended)
  • Redrow – Transition towards an all-electric solution and net carbon targets

The Housebuilder star award

  • Vistry Group – Farrah Hussain (Winner)
  • Denbury Homes – Team celebrates stellar first year
  • Spitfire Homes – Matt Vincent

Subcontractor/services provider of the Year

  • Clarkson Evans (Winner)
  • Cura Homecare
  • English Estates
  • McAuliffe Group
  • New Homes Customer Care
  • RS Bonds Surety
  • WMS Underfloor Heating (Commended)

Product of the Year

  • Worcester Bosch - Bosch Art Project (CS5800iAWR) (Winner)
  • Domus Ventilation - Solis Air Brick
  • Geberit - Acanto WC with TurboFlush
  • JLES Group - Consortium Scheme Package
  • Keystone Lintels - Hi-therm+ Lintel
  • Lumi-Plugin - Downlight integrated with multifunctional plugins (LP110)
  • Marley – ArcBox
  • Mixergy - Mixergy iHP
  • Travis Perkins - WholeHouse
  • Ultrapanel – HAUS
  • Worcester Bosch - Greenstar 8000 Life 45kw Combi
  • Small Housebuilder of the Year

Small Housebuilder of the Year

  • Spitfire Homes (Winner)
  • Central and Cecil
  • Kingswood Homes
  • Midland Heart
  • Quinn Estates
  • SJ Roberts Homes

Medium Housebuilder of the Year

  • Thakeham (Winner)
  • Bewley Homes
  • City & Country
  • Hayfield
  • The Hill Group
  • McCarthy Stone

Large Housebuilder of the Year

  • Bellway (Winner)
  • Barratt
  • Redrow
  • Vistry

Housebuilder Awards 2023 Judges

Nick Alston, Principal, Planning Consultancy - Avison Young

Rachel Asquith, Managing Director - AF Oliver

David Birkbeck, CEO - Design for Homes

Ian Bott, Director - PRP

David Bryant, Chairman - HBF Small Developers Group 

Alison Chan, Insights Manager - NHBC

Grainne Gilmore, Director of research and insights - Cluttons

Paul Healey, Consultant

Ian Heptonstall, Director - Supply Chain Sustainability School

Jenny Herdman, Director - Home Building Skills Partnership 

Richard Jones, Head of Residential - Arcadis

Iain Painting, Planning Director - Barton Willmore

Keira Proctor, MD - A Proctor Group

Alex Reid, Director - SEC Newgate

Ben Roskrow, Publishing Director - Housebuilder Media

John Slaughter, Director of Industry Affairs - HBF

Emma Toms, Chief Operating Officer - New Homes Quality Board