20 September 2019

Telford Homes has been recognised with three awards at the prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Awards including the top prize of Homebuilder of the Year.

At the awards which are renowned for celebrating exceptional design, the Group was named by the judges as Homebuilder of the Year for its innovative Bow Garden Square development which also received the Regeneration Scheme of the Year award. Completing the hat trick of awards was The Pavilions in Islington which was named Development of The Year in the over £10m category.

Bow Garden Square is a partnership with Poplar HARCA that has regenerated part of the Burdett Estate. Extensive consultation with the local community led to a masterplan that featured much needed new homes and a broad range of amenities which benefited all of the community.

The development provides 109 mixed-tenure homes, a new primary school and nursery with 420 places, a sports hall/community centre and a mosque, on a tight 2.38 acre site. The main part of the St Paul’s Way Foundation school is located on the ground floor of an eight-storey residential building with single storey school buildings ‘cloistered’ to the rear of it, including the sports hall/community centre, a multi-use games area and playground space that has a protected Wingnut tree at its heart.

The Pavilions in Islington was designed by architects Jestico + Whiles and provides 156 homes for private rent and affordable housing on a challenging, previously derelict site. In addition to the new homes, the scheme has delivered a substantially enhanced Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, incorporating an educational nature trail and bird hide for use by local school and community groups.

Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive Officer of Telford Homes said: “It is an exceptional achievement to receive three of these highly sought-after awards including the flagship accolade of Homebuilder of the Year. It is testament to our dedication to design excellence and the commitment of our teams to deliver it. We are delighted to be recognised for delivering new homes and places of the highest quality for Londoners.”