Quintessential British house builder Millgate proved triumphant once again at this afternoon’s prestigious London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014.
Now in their 23rd year, the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards is a glittering occasion which celebrates the diversity and excitement of the housing market in the South East of England where the much of the UK’s cutting edge new homes industry occurs.
Held at one of London’s finest venues, the Dorchester Hotel, the awards were well attended and host comedian Dara O’Briain did a sterling job of presenting the twelve awards open to house builders and developers both large and small.
Championing clever design and creative solutions that solve the challenges of city living, the awards recognised projects which showcase clever lighting, inspiring use of space as well as the wow factor in fabulous family homes and luxury apartments.
With the Judging Panel comprising industry experts along with London Evening Standard readers, the breadth of award categories reflected the diversity of the South East property market from Best First-Time Buy to The Eco-Living Award and Best Development in the Affordable Homes Sector.
Chart Ridge, Trevereux – Highly Commended Out of London Home
Millgate were highly commended in the Best Out of London Home category for their exceptional development close to Oxted, Surrey. This development has been unusual for Millgate as it is their first mixed vernacular site.
Chart Ridge at Trevereux is created from what was originally a convalescents home attached to Charing Cross Hospital and later a pioneering centre for Marie Curie Research Institute. Millgate have respected the character and history of the original property on the land, retaining the derelict building’s façade as well as extending to the rear in order to create six luxury apartments.
This wonderful residence is flanked either side by two luxury six bedroom mansions complete with five en-suites, a super-sized Master Suite and a colossal downstairs living area incorporating kitchen, dining and several seating areas.
Trevereux also includes a milestone project for Millgate as this was the first time in the developer’s 25 year history that they have deviated from their classic design style and included a contemporary modern home on the site.
Ashworth House, Bardfield – Highly Commended Best Family Home
Once again the delighted Millgate team were highly commended in the Best Family Home category for their sumptuous six bedroom residence, Ashworth House at Bardfield in Sunninghill, just two miles from the internationally renowned Ascot racecourse.
Ashworth House sits within substantial landscaped grounds and reflects meticulous attention to detail in design, specification and architectural integrity – again setting the benchmark for building excellence.
This wonderful house offers exceptional family accommodation arranged over three storeys and boasts a magnificent central galleried staircase with spectacular chandelier. The downstairs piece de resistance is the vast kitchen/family room which features several interesting areas designed for integrated family living. Three further large reception rooms are ideal for entertaining.
Upstairs the master bedroom suite was created to mirror a luxury hotel suite; there are en-suite bathrooms to all of the other five bedrooms plus a bonus bedroom/games room. Staff can also easily be accommodated within the annexe which is found over the triple garage.
Jonathan Cranley, Sales & Marketing Director at Millgate commented on today’s event,
“We focus our attention on building beautiful high-quality homes, priding ourselves on innovation, design and craftsmanship and ensuring that we tend to every little detail. I believe this is what sets us apart from other house builders and it’s wonderful to have been acknowledged by both our industry peers and readers of the Evening Standard.
“We are a committed team at Millgate and that is most certainly why our homes are as sublime on the inside as they are splendid on the outside. The dedication, professionalism of our staff and subcontractors are precisely why Millgate succeeds. It’s a pleasure working with them.”
For more information on Millgate call 01189 343 344 or visit http://www.millgatehomes.co.uk.