Stunning development shortlisted for national award


21 October 2021CAPTION: Our High Street, Burwash, development

Our stunning development, set in the historic village of Burwash, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the LABC national Building Excellence Awards.

We partnered with Trinity Homes and MH Architects to deliver 15 affordable rent homes for the over 55s, as well as four Shared Ownership homes.

The development, based in High Street, Burwash, was named a Regional Winner in the category of Best Small Social Housing Development.

This site was previously occupied by an older people’s scheme and this 1960s building was no longer fit for purpose.

The picturesque High Street contains tea rooms, a convenience store and post office, a public house, an antiques shop, a florist and a hairdressers. Burwash is located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It’s a stunning setting which was deserving of an equally beautiful and sympathetic development.

We worked closely with Rother District Council and Burwash Parish Council to create homes fitting for the area. Features of the development included handmade tiles which blend with the surrounding area.

A key part of building beautiful schemes is reflecting the local vernacular and using local materials. The scheme incorporates English Red and Sussex Blue Grey bricks that are characteristic of homes in the village. The proportions and glazing patterns of windows reflect those in the terrace opposite.

The development completed in February 2020.

The LABC National Building Excellence Awards will take place in January 2022.