Peabody in the news

We've won 'Homebuilder of the Year' at this year's Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

Following our success at the 2017 National Housing Awards, where we were named overall winner, we have now won 'Homebuilder of the Year' at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

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The team from Hawkins\Brown Architects and Cathy Bacon (centre, Senior Development Manager at Peabody) collecting the award for St John’s Hill

Widely regarded as one of the industry’s most respected accolades, these awards are judged by an independent panel including designers, developers and industry experts, and focus on design excellence and celebrating the quality of the homes and communities being created in the UK.

Our winning developments

Our infill development of five new cottages at the historic Cleverly Estate in Hammersmith, won 'Affordable Development of the Year'. Designed by Lyndon Goode Architects and Haworth Tompkins, the scheme has transformed two brownfield sites of dilapidated outbuildings,  completing the formal planning of the Victorian estate with high-quality architecture that references the existing palate of materials and detailing.

We also won 'Development of the Year (200 homes or less)' for the first phase of our flagship St John’s Hill regeneration project opposite Clapham Junction. Completed in April 2016, phase 1 includes 153 new homes, high quality landscaping and play areas. The scheme was also highly commended in the 'Apartment Development' category and architects Hawkins\Brown were named 'Architect of the Year'.

Brendan Sarsfield, Chief Executive of Peabody said:
"Design excellence and building homes of the highest quality is at the heart of our work to create great places where people want to live.

"We're committed to providing homes for people on average incomes or lower, so are very proud to see Cleverly recognised. To win Homebuilder of the Year acknowledges the collaboration and hard work of various colleagues and partners and we're delighted with the result."

Phil Catcheside, Partner at Hawkins\Brown Architects said:
"We are very pleased that all the hard work that went into crafting the first phase of St John's Hill has been recognised. 

"To also win 'Architect of the Year' at the same time as Peabody wins 'Homebuilder of the Year' shows that a shared vision of quality and a good relationship between client and architect can produce great buildings."

Finally, Simon Goode, Founding Director at Lyndon Goode Architects said:
"We design with context at the front of our minds: at Cleverly, the homes are formed to feel embedded in the existing estate, as if they had always meant to be there. The buildings 'borrow' from the existing landscaping and internal spaces are carved into generous proportions, with materials selected to look better with time.

"It's great to have built something that contributes so positively to the estate, by providing much-needed affordable homes and helping to bring a new sense of vibrancy to the community."