Places for People honoured at WhatHouse? 2021 awards

Places for People has been honoured with four awards at the UK’s prestigious WhatHouse? awards, known as the Oscars of the new homes industry, which celebrates the country’s best new homes and neighbourhoods. In its 41st year, the awards shone a light on customer-focused housebuilders in a ceremony hosted by Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and presenter Clare Balding.

Brio Retirement Living’s Button House in Hackbridge scooped Bronze for Best Retirement Development. This well-planned community has the ‘wow’ factor thanks to its good-looking exterior and chic communal terrace and attractive interior. Apartments are light and spacious with their own private outdoor space and there is an impressive community ethos throughout, with socialising encouraged by the variety of shared areas such as the bar/brasserie, fitness suite and hobby room.

Places for People also secured awards for East Wick & Sweetwater at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which secured Silver in the Best Partnership award with Balfour Beaty. The Group’s approach to design was applauded by the judges, with two houses scooping awards in the “Best House” category, with Millwood Designer Homes’ Beddington home at Heartenoak Meadows in Kent awarded Silver with the Wood End at Tornagrain, in Inverness, taking Bronze.

Commenting on the results, Places for People’s Group Executive Director Scott Black, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for the Group, especially amid the unprecedented challenges the industry has faced in 2020/2021.

“As a leading placemaker, we continue to deliver a range of quality affordable homes across the UK and we are delighted to be recognised for the design of our homes, partnership and delivery of retirement living alongside the calibre of entrants in these highly regarded awards.

“As a team, we are proud to play our part in delivering these communities, developments and homes. This is well-deserved recognition of the talents of everyone involved, who share our vision for building places where people will want to live.”

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About Places for People

Places for People is a leading affordable homes-led placemaker that believes places work when they work for everyone. We design homes, places and communities for the long term that are sustainable economically, socially and environmentally. We take a commercial approach to delivering social value and making a difference.

The Places for People Group’s award-winning placemaking, property investment, development and management companies own or manage more than 219,600 homes, operates over 100 leisure facilities, has assets of £4.9bn, and will deliver circa 6,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years through its partnership with Homes England.


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