Blueprint team wins Midlands Residential Property Award
Blueprint, the innovative property development partnership between Aviva Investor’s igloo Regeneration Fund and Nottingham City Council, managed by igloo, has scooped Residential Development of the Year 2016 at the Midlands Insider Residential Property Awards.
Blueprint won the prestigious award for its Hobart & Pitcairn development in the Meadows, Nottingham. Judges were looking for aspects of innovative or novel design, environmental credentials, benefits to the local community and integration of private and public housing. How developers showed commercial success and skills in putting together the transaction was also a consideration.
The Hobart & Pitcairn development, which comprises 73 low energy 2-5 bed homes, was delivered jointly with Asra Housing Association and housebuilder William Davis. Read more about the project here.
Blueprint chose to self-impose higher environmental building standards on the project enabling the developer to tap into the emerging market of energy conscious buyers. Extensive community consultations with local residents were also organised by Blueprint throughout the planning and design process.
Nick Ebbs, vice chair of igloo and chief executive of Blueprint, said: “Gaining recognition and winning the award for our ambitious and innovative development is very rewarding. From the start, design quality and sustainability were the defining attributes of Hobart & Pitcairn. Creating and enhancing communities and neighbourhoods through design led, low energy housing are crucial parts of the sustainability agenda; and Hobart & Pitcairn has proved to be a very successful and hugely popular development.”