Countryside shortlisted for three developments at the prestigious Housing Design Awards 2019


We are pleased to announce that Countryside has been shortlisted for three developments in the Housing Design Awards 2019. York Road in Maidenhead, Base at Newhall and Phase 2 of Abode in Cambridge have been included in the list of finalists for the awards.

Launched by the government in 1948, the Housing Design Awards champion skill and innovation in housebuilding and planning. The awards operate as a cross-industry partnership between various arms of government, the private sector and all five major professional institutions - RICS, RIBA, RPTI, Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Our York Road development is a key town-centre regeneration scheme in Maidenhead. The site aims to establish an open ‘campus’ feel around a new library square, creating a new cultural and residential neighbourhood in which people can live, work and socialise.

Newhall in Harlow, Essex, has been designed with a strong emphasis on high-quality landscaping. The development incorporates a variety of public spaces, from small pockets of green and paved public spaces to an impressive green link designed by BBUK. A public square at the heart of the scheme is a communal hub to facilitate community events, such as street parties.

The second phase of Abode in Great Kneighton, Cambridge, has been shortlisted for its use of squares, streets and mews to connect homes to Hobsons Brook and the Country Park. The scheme is also recognised for its linear garden square with landscaped play areas, which leads to a new school square and public park.

With more Housing Design Awards than any other housebuilder, Countryside has a reputation for high-quality design and these shortlistings reflect our commitment to creating places people love. We look forward to 11 July 2019 when the winners will be announced by Housing and Planning Minister, Kit Malthouse, at the Institution for Engineering and Technology in London.