News: 22 June 2018St Bernard’s Gate scoops an award!

The redevelopment of St Bernard’s Gate has won the Best Large Development award at the First Time Buyers Awards.

The award is for developments of more than 80 homes that have implemented great design and quality to create an affordable, desirable and inspirational environment that has provided additional facilities to benefit the local community.

This exciting project focuses on making innovative use of three Grade-II listed buildings to create an exciting new neighbourhood that mixes high quality new housing with the area’s unique heritage.

Our Landscape team have sensitively re-designed a section of the development, focussing on the historic axis from the Gatehouse to the Chapel, an important key vista. Respecting the heritage sensitivities and retaining the original symmetry of the space was critical.

Alex Comrie, Landscape Design Director said: “Working closely with the Client and Design Officers we optimised the scheme through discreet interventions, whilst being recognised for retaining the quality and character of the original masterplan concept. I am delighted that this has been recognised at the First Time Buyers Awards. The scheme is a great example of how modern design and heritage can work together effectively and successfully to create a beautiful new space.”      

Justin Kenworthy, Planning Director said: “It’s great to see this exciting mixed-use development recognised in the First Time Buyers Awards and I am delighted to see the vision for the scheme becoming a reality. The high quality of the design and finish have been key in the successful win at the awards.”

 

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