There was glowing praise from the highly respected Royal Institute of British Architects when it awarded our Eastern region for a development of “truly remarkable” homes.
The team won the RIBA East Building of the Year for be:Newhall, a stunning collection of contemporary homes in Essex designed by Alison Brooks Architects.
Judges said that it “represents a spirited departure from the normative design associated with suburban house building. The 84-house scheme is striking for its intelligent rethinking of the needs of the suburban house and how houses relate to their neighbours.
“On a tight budget this project delivers houses that are a joy to live in, designed with intelligence and imagination. This is a fine achievement in its own right. In the context of UK housebuilding it is truly remarkable.”
It puts be:Newhall in the running for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year on a shortlist of 52 from which the winner will be announced on September 26th.
Linden Homes Eastern director and general manager Adrian Bohr said: “We were confident this was a very special collection of homes so it’s wonderful to have been recognised by as august an organisation as RIBA. The real winners are the families enjoying this thriving community.”
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