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Housing Design Awards

The Housing Design Awards 2014 are open to housing schemes with 4 or more dwellings in England for both Projects (with detailed planning permission) and Completed schemes.

The deadline for entries is 7th March 2014 (midday). The awards ceremony is currently scheduled for July in central London (date, venue and timings tbc).

The Housing Design Awards are back for a 66th year.

A multidisciplinary team of 16 judges undertakes a desktop review before visiting their shortlist of 30+ schemes, considering everything from a development’s build quality to the resident experience to the role of the local authority. Judges include GLA deputy Mayor for housing Rick Blakeway, the president of the RICS Louise Brooke-Smith, and architects David Levitt OBE and Richard Lavington of Maccreanor Lavington.

This year, for the first time, the awards will recognise innovative design for homes in the private rented sector. Launching the PRS award, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said: “We are already seeing new schemes being built in Southampton and Manchester, thanks to our £1 billion Build to Rent scheme, and I hope these, and other developments like them, get the recognition they deserve in this new category.”

Entries are made online and scheme details and images are collated in a compendium of entries that is used internally at sponsoring partners, such as the Homes and Communities Agency and the GLA, to track design patterns in schemes built with their grant support or on their land.

Further information is available via the website


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