Millennium Mayfair, London

Presented at Millennium Mayfair, London  - 5th November 2009


Hosted by Gyles Brandreth


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The Housebuilding Innovation Awards are the industry’s own awards - created by the industry, for the industry.



Housebuilding Innovation Awards 2009 Winners & Highly Commended




Crest Nicholson and the Stewart Milne Group walked away with the top prizes at HBF’s Housebuilding Innovation Awards in London, organised by Housebuilder magazine.
Each was named Innovator of the Year - Crest for large companies, Stewart Milne in the small to medium category - in the prestigious awards.
The industry was out in force on a superb night hosted by the hilarious and irreverent Gyles Brandreth at the Millennium Mayfair hotel. The awards celebrate innovation in all aspects of the industry including sustainability, design and marketing.
This year’s winners were:
Housebuilding Innovator of the Year (large): Crest Nicholson
Housebuilding Innovator of the Year (small to medium): Stewart Milne Group
Housing Product of the Year: Smart Meter by first:utility
Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year:  Crest Nicholson
Best Low/Zero Carbon Initiative: Miller Homes for Miller Zero
Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative: Explore Living for Eiport
Best Regeneration Partnership: Places for People for St Thomas' School, Kensington
Best Marketing Award: joint winners - Barratt and the East Thames Group
The Community Award: Coast & Country
Best Design: Linden Homes (Eastern) - be:Newhall







Winners & Highly Commended


Sustainable housebuilder of the year
Crest Nicholson
Gentoo Group
Larkfleet Group


Highly Commended - Larkfleet Group


Winner - Crest Nicholson




Best low or zero carbon initiative
Bioregional Quintain/Crest – One Brighton
First:Utility – Smart meter
Miller Homes – Miller Zero
PRP Architects – Eithinog Road, Bangor
Roger Bullivant – SystemFirst
Stewart Milne Group – Sigma Home Research


Highly Commended - Roger Bullivant


Winner - Miller Homes



Best customer satisfaction initiative
Barratt Developments – Putting our buyers first
Explore Living – Eiport
Midas Homes – Customer Service Team  


Highly Commended - Barratt Developments


Winner - Explore Living



Best regeneration partnership between a developer and the public sector
Berkeley Homes – Royal Arsenal Riverside
Grainger – Hornsey Road Apartments
Keepmoat Homes North East  – Durham Villages
Miller Homes  – Unity Quarter, Salford
Places for People  – St Thomas’ School, Kensington
United House  – Queensbridge Quarter, Hackney


Highly Commended - Berkeley Homes


Winner - Places for People



The community award
Barratt East London – St Andrews
Coast & Country – East Meadows to Meadowfields
Great Places – Asten Fold, Devon St and Norfolk St
Places for People – Walker Riverside
United House – Better Homes, Active Lives
Yuill Homes – Trinity Square and Trinity Court


Highly Commended - Barratt East London & Places for People


Winner - Coast & Country




Best marketing award
Barratt Developments – HomeBuy Direct campaign
East Thames Group – Rent Now, Buy Later
Explore Living – Fusion & New Meridian Village
Retirement Villages – Marketing to the ‘grey’ purchaser
Stewart Milne Group – First time buyers’ campaign
The X Bond Co & Zurich – The property deposit guarantee


Highly Commended - Explore Living


Winners - Barratt Developments & East Thames Group




Best design
Explore Living – Lumina, Chadwell Heath
Jestico + Whiles – Axe Street
Linden Homes (Eastern) – be: Newhall
Places for People – Royal Train Shed, Wolverton
PRP Architects – Kennet Island Village, Reading
Quintain Estates and Development – Forum House
Travis Homes – Lainshaw Estate, Ayrshire


Highly Commended - PRP Architects


Winner - Linden Homes (Eastern) 



Housing product of the year
Baxi Group – GasSaver
First:Utility – Smart meter
Icopal Monarfloor – Acoustic Isolators
PRP Architects – Forum House, ENVAC
Roger Bullivant – SystemFirst
The Litchfield Group – Trinity


Highly Commended - PRP Architects


Winner - First:Utility 



Housebuilding innovator of the year - small/medium


Stewart Milne Group


Linden Homes


Explore Living


Winner - Stewart Milne Group



Housebuilding innovator of the year - large


Barratt Developments


Crest Nicholson


Miller Homes


Places for People


Winner - Crest Nicholson



Supported by Government
“It's clear that we need both more and better quality homes to meet long term housing need in this country. The Housebuilding Innovation Awards play an important role in showcasing some of the best ideas in the industry and should be an inspiration for other housebuilders to follow suit and raise standards”





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