Local residential development recognised at national awards

Press release 26/03/2013 10:00 CET

A striking Cambridge residential development has won a national award for its showhome, just six months after its launch.

Andreas Nolin, Homes by Skanska (centre) collecting the award from channel 4 presenter George Clarke (left) with Michael Richter, Formation Architects.

Homes by Skanska picked up the top prize in the Ideal Home of The Year Over £500K category at The Blue Ribbon Awards 2013 for its Seven Acres showhome, located in Great Kneighton, Trumpington.

The awards ceremony, part of the Ideal Home Show Spring, was held in the Super Theatre at Earls Court in London on 21st March. Hosted by George Clarke, of Restoration Man fame, and featuring a host of industry experts, the event was topped off by a key note speech from the Rt Hon Mark Prisk MP, Minister of State for Housing in the Department of Communities and Local Government.

The Blue Ribbon Awards reward excellence in home design, celebrating the highest levels of achievement from architects, interior designers, housing associations, housebuilders and developers.

On receiving the award, Magnus Andersson, Homes by Skanska, commented: “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award, it’s a true testament to the passion and hard work of everyone in the team.

“It’s particularly welcome given the relatively short period of time that we’ve been present in the UK market.”

“The ethos behind our Seven Acres development is to offer a unique blend of Scandinavian modernity with English tradition and we are proud to receive industry recognition for bringing this innovative concept to the UK market.”

Seven Acres is the first development by Homes by Skanska and has been wholeheartedly embraced by house hunters in Cambridge since its launch. Offering 128 new homes, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to two and three-storey townhouses with three and four bedrooms, each home is built to a high standard with high-quality finishes.

A focus on sustainable living means each home is equipped with the insulation and energy-efficient technologies required to meet at least level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes – the minimum standard for developers to meet is level 3. All the sustainable features are built in and many of them are unseen, providing energy-saving and environmental benefits as a seamless part of the design.

The news of this accolade comes hot on the heels of the housebuilder being commended by the Government as one of only five new-build communities in the UK to be an exemplar of well-designed homes and neighbourhoods by Building for Life 12. Additionally, the Seven Acres development was recently recognised for being ‘Best Development Multiple Units UK’ in the UK shortlist of the International Property Awards.

For more information on Homes by Skanska and its award-winning Seven Acres development, visit our Homes by Skanska site

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