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Gloucester-based developer in running for top prize

Newland Homes has been shortlisted for the title of Best Development at the acclaimed LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017.

Three of its developments - The Old Marketplace in Andoversford, Castle Court in Thornbury and Swallowcroft in Eastington - are all in the running to bring home the title of Best New Housing Development in the West of England.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on 14 July.

The category recognises excellence in external appearance and internal planning, layout and landscaping, overcoming site constraints and attention to safety, security and accessibility.

Chris Parker, marketing manager for Newland Homes, said: "Newland Homes has an excellent track record at the LABC Awards across the West and South West regions and we're hoping to continue our success this year.

"We have already won the title of Best New Development in Somerset for our Whitley Meadows site in Woolavington, and so we're hoping to bring more success closer to home.

"Paying real attention to the finer details, whether that may be through reusing traditional materials or making sure the whole community benefits through construction, is what makes a Newland Home so special.

"All of our homes are truly based upon our core values of 'considerate, conscientious and crafted' and that's what sets us ahead of the rest."

Castle Court (pictured) in Thornbury is an exclusive development of eight unique homes.

Due to the site being in a residential area and a conservation area, particular attention needed to be paid to the build process and materials.

Innovative timber frames were used for the homes to enhance thermal and acoustic properties, as well as reduce build time and disruption to neighbours.

Deep sash windows and clay tiles were also used to ensure the design of the homes was in keeping with neighbouring properties in the conservation area.

The Old Marketplace in Andoversford also took an innovative approach to power and heating and has had a positive impact on the wider area by transforming a derelict site in the heart of the village into a seamless part of the community.

Swallowcroft in Eastington's shortlisting was an unexpected surprise due to the site being nominated by the local Building Inspector who worked alongside Newland Homes on its construction.

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