Double win at top property awards
A North East housing developer has won two prestigious awards in a national competition.
Newcastle based All Saints Living has secured Best Residential Development in Tyne and Wear in the UK Property Awards 2018/19 for its Walled Gardens development at Gosforth, which comprises 14 executive homes.
The company will also pick up the Best Apartment for Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, for its conversion of Morar House, in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, at the presentation ceremony to be staged in London next month.
At the event in the Royal Lancaster, on 26th October, All Saints Living will compete against the best property professionals from across the UK regions to be recognised as overall winner in the Best Development and Best Apartment categories.
Part of The High Street Group of Companies, established in 2006 and based in Stockbridge House, All Saints Living is marketing new homes throughout the north of England and in Scotland.
The Gosforth development is an £11 million project located within the grounds of Newcastle Racecourse. Set over two former walled gardens (north and south), dating from the 18th Century – and more recently a garden centre – the homes feature zinc and grass roofs, to mirror the glass houses and greenery which have occupied the site for over 200 years.
Morar House, which was designed by architect William Leiper and built between 1901 and 1903 in the grounds of Drumadoon, home of the ship owning McAlpine family. Having stood empty for several years, it was listed in the Scottish buildings at risk register of country houses, mansions and large villas.
A number of the original features are being incorporated into seven spacious apartments in the original house. A new extension will include five more, while three large detached homes will be built within the grounds.
Sonali Craddock, Marketing Director with All Saints Living, says: “We are delighted that the quality of our developments has been recognised by one of the property industry’s most prestigious bodies and hope more success will follow next month.”
The UK Property Awards – backed by Italian based supplier of opening systems and fittings for furniture, Salice – are judged by an independent panel of 80 industry experts, focusing on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. They are in their 25th year and cover over 45 residential and commercial categories. Regional Awards are staged for Arabia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific.