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This special new award recognises the housing professional – from design, development or the public sector - who is making a fresh impact in the residential sector.

 

This award goes to a one-off, individual new build house designed by an architect to bespoke commission or for speculative sale that demonstrates excellence in design quality. The small house category is open to homes of up to and including 3,000 sq ft.

 

This award goes to a one-off, individual new build house designed by an architect to bespoke commission or for speculative sale that demonstrates excellence in design quality. The large house category is open to homes of more than 3,000 sq ft.

 

This award goes to an individual home extension, addition or refurbishment designed by an architect to bespoke commission or for speculative sale that demonstrates excellence in design quality. 

 

This award, made in partnership with the British Institute of Interior Design, goes to an exemplary interior design for a new or refurbished home, showhome or scheme. The judges look for quality and innovation in interpretation of the design brief, with a particular focus on finishes, colours and furnishings. 

 

This award goes to a standard housetype or apartment within a larger development or product range that demonstrates excellence in design quality. The judges look for innovation and versatility in design and home layout.

 

This award goes to a single building or multi-building scheme of apartments that demonstrates design quality and makes a positive contribution to its context. The entry should outline the number of apartments in the development, the tenure mix and any other uses in the building or on site.

 

This award goes to an exemplary restoration of a listed building - or other building of historic merit - to provide one or more homes. Entrants should outline the challenges presented by the building, and the design approaches and restoration techniques used, highlighting any innovations.

 

This award goes to an exemplary large-scale residential refurbishment/conversion  – either the conversion of an existing building, such as an office block, to homes or the upgrading of an existing housing estate. Entrants should outline the challenges presented by the building/estate, and the design solution, highlighting any innovations.

 

This award goes to an exemplary development of homes for social rented, affordable rented, shared ownership or intermediate tenures. The judges are looking for high quality designs and innovative delivery solutions that offer benefits to residents. The entry should outline the number of homes in the development, the tenure mix and the delivery partners involved.

 

This award goes to an exemplary scheme combining homes with at least two other uses, such as retail, office, leisure and community. The judges are looking for schemes that integrate uses well, exhibit high quality design, deliver community benefits and contribute positively to their context.

 

This award goes to an exemplary new development that provides resident amenities alongside living accommodation, such as build to rent, age-restricted and student housing. The judges are looking for design solutions that cleverly integrate resident amenities, such as communal lounges and health suites, delight their target market and generate a sense of community.

 

This award goes to a residential development that makes best use of innovation and technology. Entries may demonstrate innovation in areas such as off-site building, smart technology, sustainable systems, resource efficiency and new materials or products. The judges are looking for schemes where innovation and technology deliver benefits to developers and/or residents.

 

This award goes to exemplary landscaping on a scheme that predominantly comprises houses. The judges are looking for quality in street and garden design, with consideration given to the nature of landscaped spaces, planting, hard landscaping, structures and context, as well as how the design contributes to sustainability and placemaking.

 

This award goes to exemplary landscaping on an apartment or mixed use development. The judges are looking for quality in the design of the public realm, and any private gardens. Consideration is given to the nature of the spaces, planting, hard landscaping, structures and context, as well as how the design contributes to sustainability and placemaking.

 

This award goes to an exemplary design for a scheme of houses and/or apartments, which has planning consent but is no more than six months into development. Entrants should provide drawings/computer generated images to illustrate the project.

 

This award goes to an exemplary residential development of up to and including 200 homes. The judges will consider external and internal design, development layout, landscaping, community and the scheme’s relationship with and contribution to its context. The entry should outline number of units, phasing, tenure mix and other uses within a building/scheme.

 

Development of the year (Schemes of more than 200 homes)

This category goes to an exemplary residential development of more than 200 homes. The judges will consider external and internal design, development layout, landscaping, community and the scheme’s relationship with and contribution to its context. The entry should outline number of units, phasing, tenure mix and other uses within a building/scheme.

 

This award goes to a residential-led development that is designed to deliver positive change, creating or reviving a place or destination, through its combination of design, layout, landscaping, uses and community initiatives. The judges will look for exemplary placemaking development, and evidence of transformation in photos and information.

 

These additional awards are made by the judges, and are not open to entry. They are:

 

The Manser medal

All of the winning and commended homes in the Small house of the year, Large house of the year and Transformation of the year categories go forward for consideration for the prestigious Manser Medal.

 

Architect of the year

The winning and commended architectural practices go forward for consideration for this ultimate award.

 

Homebuilder of the year

The winning and commended homebuilders go forward for consideration for this ultimate award.

 

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