Case studies

Read more about award-winning schemes and the best of international housing design.  See who won Building for Life Awards in 2009.

South East case studies

  • Lacuna

    West Malling, Kent

    This award winning project combines the need to meet economic objectives with that of sustainability.

  • Oakridge


    Situated on the edge of Basingstoke, this mixed scheme of houses and flats incorporates shops and community buildings, replacing an overspill estate of four and five storey walk up maisonettes and flats.

  • Queen Elizabeth Park


    This low-density traditional development is located in parkland two miles from Guildford town centre.

  • St Mary's Island

    St Mary's Island

    Chatham, Kent

    Introducing prefabricated timber construction (up to five storeys high) from sustainable forests was fundamental to this project’s success.

  • The Manor

    The Manor

    Lower Earley, Reading

    Described by Building for Life judges as 'a local quality benchmark', The Manor housing development combines distinctive architectural character with rich landscaping. Designed by John Thomson and Partners.

  • The Village


    This extensive mixed use development of converted and remodelled historic buildings and specially designed new residential units has many aspects that cannot be bettered.

  • Water Colour

    Redhill, Surrey

    Exceptionally strong landscaping sets this scheme apart. It creates a series of attractive public spaces and gives the development of 523 homes a distinctive character.

  • Waterstone Park

    Waterstone Park

    Greenhithe, Kent

    This elegant, contemporary Kent Thameside scheme was described by the Building for Life judges as "very brave and bold, a really interesting out-of-town development."

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