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Wycombe scoops award for best small new housing development

Best Small Housing 2019 LABC

A terrace of three new houses at the Old Post Office in Downley has been chosen as the Best New Small Housing Development in regional heats covering a wide area including Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. In total there were 53 property projects shortlisted for the regional awards this year.

Winners are judged on excellence in construction and best practice in building control. The awards recognise technical innovation, sustainability and high performance and winners have to show judges the ‘X’ factor in producing new or creative solutions and demonstrating excellent teamwork on a project.

Built by Christine Homes and designed by DP Architects, the terrace of three new homes scooped the regional prize and is now a finalist for the national LABC awards to be held in November. Waseem Akram who delivered the building control on this project was there to lift the trophy with the design team.

The LABC Awards celebrate excellence at creating well built, well designed and high performing buildings. The Grand Finals for the LABC Building Excellence Awards will be held in London on 8 November 2019.

Craig Gray, Managing Director at Christine Homes, said: “It’s a real honour for us to win such a well-known and prestigious industry award - especially against such stiff competition. It’s a testament to everyone involved from planning and design through to final construction of the project.”

Cllr David Johncock, Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council was jubilant at the news saying: "This is a real 'pat on the back' for us. Award-winning projects like these are the result of our staff working in real partnership with architects, surveyors and builders, and demonstrating a very high standard of professionalism and innovation. I have been past the development several times since it's been completed and I have to say that I think the result is brilliant."