Great Kneighton has been named 'Housing Project of The Year' at this year's Building Awards 2020
Countryside is proud to announce that Great Kneighton, a sustainable new community spread over 269 acres in Cambridge, has been named ‘Housing Project of The Year’ at this year’s Building Awards.
These prestigious awards are famed for acknowledging the very best achievements from leading figures and companies across the housebuilding industry and recognises innovation and excellence. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the awards look for developments that illustrate excellence in a range of categories, including aesthetics, suitability and sustainability.
Attributing its success to the all-encompassing nature of the development, Great Kneighton includes 2550 new homes, 49 hectares of public open space, 3050 sqm of retail space, two new schools, a community building, a health centre, sports pitches and play areas offer community and recreational facilities for all ages.
Testament to the bold, innovative and creative approach involved in realising the vision for this project, Great Kneighton has won multiple awards for placemaking and the striking architecture within each of its residential phases since the development began.
The latest phases, Abode and Aura, are designed by the award-winning architects Proctor & Matthews and TateHindle respectively. Both have received prestigious RIBA accolades, celebrated for thoughtfully-created homes and their contribution to the lively new community. Combining traditional design with a modern aesthetic, homes are set along landscaped lanes to create a variety of new green open spaces for local residents.
This award reflects Countryside’s promise to create places people love.