New housing development built by E G Carter & Co Ltd in Bristol wins prestigious design award.
The new development of
affordable homes at Lynwood Park in Bath Road has won the 2017 Bristol Civic Society
Design Award. The award which recognise high quality design and workmanship
throughout a project and was presented to E G Carter & Co Ltd, Sovereign
Housing Association and NOMA Architects by Kevin McCloud on behalf of Bristol
Civic Society at an awards ceremony last week (26 June).
construction of Lynwood Park started in January 2016. The 52 new homes ranging
from one and two-bedroom flats to two- and three-bedroom houses have been built on a brownfield site in the
grounds of Grade II-listed Lynwood House. Owned by the Plymouth Brethren since
early 1800’s, the site was put on the market for development in 2012.
The Grade II listed
building has been sensitively restored by E G Carter & Co Ltd to
accommodate four new homes for sale through shared ownership. The design
retained and restored the original features, removing non-original extensions
and internal walls. The new layout
retains much of the character of the historic building, so that the original
layout of the house is visible within the building.
The 52 much needed
affordable homes have made a huge difference to its new residents, some saying
that it has changed their life “Before this we were homeless and had to live in
a few family hostels where my two little girls had to share a house with people
we didn’t know. Thankfully our luck changed and we are so happy with the house,
there is so much space for the girls to play. I can finally say we’re home,
it’s where we have wanted to be for so long,” said Jade Davis.
Phillip Barnes, Manager of Housing at E G Carter & Co Ltd said ‘We are delighted and proud that the project team, working closely with Sovereign, has received recognition for the high quality design and construction of the Lynwood Park development. The project represents an excellent example of true collaborative working from inception through to completion of these wonderful new homes’
Lesley Metcalf, Regional Head of Development at
Sovereign Housing Association said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to work with E
G Carter & Co on this development, which has been a real success. It
has provided 52 much needed homes for people in housing need while also
restoring Lynwood House to its former glory. It’s an honour to receive this
award in recognition of all the hard work by the project team to create the
fantastic Lynwood Park development.”
This is the second time
that E G Carter & Co Ltd has received the award, having previously received
the award for Gainsborough Square, Bristol.
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