Notting Hill wins bronze at the prestigious "What House?" Awards
03 December 2010
Our Carew Grove scheme in Streatham won bronze for "The Best Shared Ownership Development" on 20 November 2009.
Carew Grove is a contemporary redesign and refurbishment of an old police station in Streatham, London which comprises 25 shared ownership apartments.
The What House? Awards, currently in their 28th year, reward large, medium and small developers for various achievements in housebuilding, and search for the best new homes in Britain.
Modern, stylish and spacious
The judges were most impressed by the value for money homes on offer and Notting Hill Home Ownership's inclusion of the three bedroom family homes, which are in very short supply in the shared ownership market.
The judges commented:
"Considerable attention has been paid to the interior design, with modern stylish kitchens with integrated appliances and en suites to the main bedroom.
"The ground floor units have their own garden, while upper floors have a balcony and some of the apartments on the higher floors have superb views out across the local area.
"Room sizes are decent and Notting Hill Home Ownership has overcome the common storage issue with extra storage space available on the ground floor.
Value for money
"This is a modern shared ownership scheme that effectively does what it is supposed to do - deliver affordable home ownership to people on modest incomes.
"The one-bedroom units start at under £40,000 and the two beds at under £50,000 for a 25 per cent share, which is good value in today's London market."
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