15/10/21

Custom Build Homes shortlisted for two Build It Awards

AUTHOR: GRAHAM TAYLOR

Custom Build Homes (CBH) has been shortlisted twice for the upcoming Build It Awards 2021, in the category of Best Custom Project or Model.

The two projects shortlisted are Lowfield Green in York and Trinity Mews in Durham. 

The development at Lowfield Green in York saw an allocation of custom build housing for part of a wider new build scheme built on a former school site, which saw two plots ring-fenced for first-time buyers, a UK first for the custom and self-build housing sector.

CBH acted as Enablers on behalf of City of York Council and their shared success has resulted in a second site to the north of the city being identified to deliver more custom homes from 2022.

Trinity Mews in Durham is one of the first developments to be entirely bespoke, with CBH appointed to enable the delivery of nine custom homes in collaboration with their in-house team. The development, which sits to the south of the city benefits from a Design Code and Plot Passports that have aided and accelerated the design and planning process for homebuyers as well as serving to ensure the place develops a sense of cohesion while offering scope for freedom of expression in architecture.

Annually, the Build It Awards celebrate and recognise excellence and innovation in the custom and self-build sector, from design, construction, and finance.

The awards will be held on Friday, 26 November 2021 at a special ceremony in the Hilton Bankside Hotel, London. 

Hester McQueen, Chief Marketing Officer at Custom Build Homes, said: 

“Following recent success at the Awards in 2019, where the CBH enabled development, Long Four Acres won the Best Custom Build Project or Model, we are delighted to be back again this year with two nominations alongside our local authority clients.

“The increasing involvement of local authorities in the custom and self-build sector is helping to drive diversifications in new build supply and create additional quality housing which this country so desperately needs.”