Hills Homes’ award-winning Blunsdon development shortlisted for second award

Building Excellence Awards given to companies whose developments successfully meet set assessment criteria.

Hills Homes’ development, Hillside, in the village of Blunsdon, has been shortlisted for a West of England LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Award. The development won Best New Large Housing Development award from Swindon Borough Council’s Building Control department earlier this year.

Hillside is a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes and features a children’s play area together with green spaces and allotments. Building commenced in 2016 and took three years to complete, with the final homeowner taking occupancy in January 2020.

The Building Excellence Awards are given to companies whose developments have successfully met set assessment criteria. The following aspects of a development are taken into account:

• The developer’s response to site constraints
• External appearance and internal planning
• Layout grouping and landscaping
• Attention to safety, security and accessibility.

Nick King, Group director Hills Homes says: “We are proud to have our Hillside development recognised for another award. It has been a very popular development as buyers have been attracted to the high quality of the build and finishes. We have longstanding, collaborative relationships with both the LABC and Swindon Borough Council building control teams and continue to build homes which we are proud of.”

The award winners will be announced on Tuesday 15 September on the LABC’s website and without a ceremony this year. The LABC is a national body which represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, delivering impartial and professional building control services.

Hills Homes anticipates it will start to build its next development of 54 homes at The Paddocks in Broad Blunsdon later this year.