Brook Valley Gardens wins Best Residential New Build


Brook Valley Gardens, which forms part of the regeneration of the former Dollis Valley Estate in Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, has won the award for ‘Best Residential New Build (10+ units)’ at the Delivering for Barnet Architecture Awards 2017.

Working in partnership with L&Q and Barnet Council, Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders specialising in place making and urban regeneration, is delivering a collection of contemporary new houses and apartments, designed by Alison Brooks Architects and HTA.

The ‘Residential New Build (10+ units)’ award was presented by Councillor Stephen Sowerby in a ceremony held at Middlesex University on Tuesday 21 November. In the same category, The Mount at Millbrook Park in Mill Hill was also commended, marking a night of Countryside success.

The Brook Valley Gardens regeneration development is transforming the former Dollis Valley housing estate, providing over 600 high quality new homes, of which 230 will be affordable, across five development phases. Previously nominated for an NLA award for ‘Best Residential Project’ in 2013, Brook Valley Gardens is leading the way in sustainable suburban development, also delivering new facilities for the local community, including shared communal gardens, a nursery and a community centre.

The Delivering for Barnet Architecture Awards celebrate and promote well-designed buildings and open spaces that enhance the quality of life of Barnet’s residents.

Andy Fancy, Managing Director for North and South London at Countryside Partnerships South said: “It is wonderful to have two projects recognised at the Barnet Architecture Awards. Through innovative masterplanning, Brook Valley Gardens is transforming the former Dollis Valley estate with new, high-quality homes and making a really positive contribution to the local area.  What has been delivered to date is of a very high standard and has been extremely well received by local residents as well as those who are new to the area.

“The Mount in Millbrook Park is also setting new standards for design – combining the very highest specification with beautiful architecture in a great location – making a real improvement to local residents’ quality of life.

“These awards are testament to the hard work of both project teams, and are thoroughly well-deserved – congratulations to all involved!”.