In an unprecedented run of best-in-class accolades across six categories, London Square beat fierce competition to win the top three gold awards for its sumptuous restoration and conversion into stunning apartments at The Star and Garter, the Grade II listed landmark at the top of Richmond Hill, and two gold awards and a bronze for London Square Streatham Hill, a mixed-use regeneration scheme which has transformed a former neglected, dormant site into 254 homes, a community theatre, an M&S Foodhall, coffee shops and a Superdrug store.
This a record-breaking victory for London Square. The sheer diversity of the two sites winning these amazing accolades demonstrates the breadth of skills and experience of the London Square team for tackling complex, challenging sites, where others had failed, as in the case of Streatham Hill. We believe we have an unrivalled team delivering the highest quality homes and creating new communities across the capital and our achievements at the WhatHouse? Awards reflect our commitment to being best in class.
At a glamorous awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and TV personality Gabby Logan, London Square were presented with gold for the Best Luxury House category for the East Wing, The Star and Garter: “6,500 sq ft of pure luxury over three floors” according to the judges, who stated: “London Square has managed to retain the grandeur of the original building, which is successfully combined with all the practicalities of a modern, luxury home.”
The East Wing was chosen for the gold accolade for Best Interior Design, with the judges commenting: “Hats off to London Square for its vision in creating something so special.”
The Star and Garter also scooped gold for the Best Luxury Development category, winning praise from the judges for: “The quality and complexity of this conversion that demands a gold rating…The apartments themselves are simply magnificent…The luxury of the communal areas and the prestige of the location make this conversion project uniquely desirable.”
London Square Streatham Hill was awarded gold for Best Mixed Development – a range of homes around a central courtyard on the site of the former Gaumont Palace cinema, a local Art Deco landmark, which had lain dormant and mired by planning issues for years before London Square purchased the site. At street level, a Superdrug, a Starbucks, and M&S Foodhall and café and a 123-seat community theatre have also been created. The project also won gold for Best Apartment Scheme and bronze for Best Development.
The judges commented: “This is a residential development that has knitted both commercial retail space and a performance venue into the mix of urban Streatham Hill… When it comes to value for money, it’s hard to top this project….A thoughtfully planned development with everything you need on the doorstep.”
These awards showcase the best of the new housebuilding in the UK each year and celebrate the industry’s commitment to ‘raising the bar’ year on year. It is important to recognise the quality of housebuilders such as London Square and what they have achieved.