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Barratt Homes wins The Evening Standard's New Homes Award 2014 For ‘Best Large Development'

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties is proud to announce that they won ‘The Evening Standards New Homes Award 2014’ on Friday 16th May at The Dorchester in London, for ‘Best Large Development’ with their groundbreaking ‘Trumpington Meadows’ development in Cambridge.

A panel of four property experts visited a total of 148 mixed housing developments which culminated in 107 making the shortlist for the awards.

On awarding Barratt Homes Eastern Counties ‘Best large development’ for ‘Trumpington Meadows’ the judges said that this development “raises the bar” for the next generation of communities – a 21st century Welwyn Garden City.

David Eardley Managing Director of Barratt Homes Eastern Counties was presented the award by Lizzy Yarnold, Olympic Champion from the 2014 winter games in Sochi.

David commented, “We were delighted to win this award as it is a triumph for all of the collective hard work that went into designing and constructing a new community for the 21st century. Trumpington Meadows is a unique development and one which I feel sure will become a blueprint for future developments. Care, attention to detail and architecture of the highest standards are visible through the development.

Understanding the needs of future residents was our biggest task and I think Trumpington Meadows has passed with flying colours. It truly was an honour to receive this award on behalf of Barratt Homes.”

Trumpington Meadows is an urban extension to Cambridge of 1,200 contemporary houses and apartments of which 480 are affordable housing. Its construction has created a high quality entrance to the historic city and also caters for the daily needs of the community with a new primary school, community facility, local centre and neighbourhood play area, which are all being provided to compliment existing facilities in Trumpington Village.

Connectivity was central to the planning and design of the community which wraps around the new guided bus-way and Trumpington Park and Ride site which links into the well established cycle ways into the city and countryside beyond making the development highly sustainable. No on street parking is permitted, but rather parking courts have been designed to keep a village style centre. This ensures safer streets and the allocation of more green spaces and gardens.

The green infrastructure network was of significant importance and the range of leisure activities that this provides to the wider community. There are natural play areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, orchards, allotments and a 148 acres riverside country park managed by the Wildlife Trust.

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