Awards

2015:

  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation, King Edward VII Estate & The General
    Judges Comments:

    King Edward VII Estate

    "The work undertaken by City & Country is an exemplar of how, through thoughtful design and attention to detail, old building can be adapted without compromising the original designer’s aims.”

    The General

    "The General puts the City into City & Country by proving that complex urban projects with just as much panache as those in more rural locations. Notable is the reinstatement of the internal courtyard. An even greater challenge, successfully met, is the division of the buildings so the interiors work as homes and communal spaces, adding a new layer of history while maintaining the readability of the retained fabric. Within this context, the extensive enabling development is also being executed by City & Country and, although not complete, this appears to exemplify the best qualities of new design in a historic setting."

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Medium Housebuilder
    Judges Comments:

    “The company may be famed for its restoration work, but it is thoroughly dynamic and modern in thinking and innovation, constantly taking on challenging projects and refusing to accept anything but excellence in all aspects of the business.”

    “Maybe restoration is the wrong word, for it is as much about revitalising, breathing fresh life into historic buildings, but with respect and sympathy and even specialist historians employed.”

  • What House? Awards, Bronze - Best Partnership Scheme
    Judges Comments:

    “The developers have worked together to ensure their offerings are distinct from each other – aimed at a different group of buyers – but all sit comfortably alongside each other on the estate. CALA and Millgate have built detached family homes, while City & Country has completed the first phase of the mammoth task of restoring and converting the hospital buildings. This will be followed by more new-build, and a thriving new community will enjoy a stunning estate restored to its former glory."

  • BSG Member of the Year South East, Highly Commended
  • BSG Occupational Health 
  • BDO Profit Track 100, No.48
  • The Stock Exchange's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
  • PROPS Awards - Residential Developer of the Year

  • Real Business Hot 100 of Fastest Growing Private Companies, No.24

 

2014:  

  • What House? Awards - Housebuilder of the Year
    Judges Comments:

    "City & Country doesn’t just nurse historic properties back to life with tender loving care under the beady eye of the heritage beaks; it injects heavy doses of adrenalin into its patients.

    Restoration is not just about reframing an old masterpiece or sewing up the holes in the ripped canvas; it is about making the building better in every sense."


  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Medium Housebuilder
    Judges Comments:

    "Give the company an historic, listed building and it sees opportunity, not only to polish the heritage, but to fuse it with the brand new. It is an irresistible combination that makes this Essex-based housebuilder worthy of gold in a hugely competitive category that attracted a record number of entries."

  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation, Marquess Villas, Bentley Priory
    Judges Comments:

    "City & Country worked with the building’s existing layout, keeping alterations to a minimum. The most major intervention is the new storey added on top of the historic building to create the living space that makes the scheme viable. This low, copper-hatted, timber-clad structure maintains just the right proportions. Cleverly set back within the parapet walls to provide room for balconies, the mass of the addition is visually subservient to the building below while the exposed rafter ends and other carefully considered features ensure a level of detail that prevents blandness."

  • What House? Awards, Bronze - Best Partnership Scheme, Bentley Priory 
    Judges Comments:

    "It’s not often that a new development can claim to be a bona fide piece of British history, but Bentley Priory certainly fits the bill. The main house on the site, which sits on the north-western edge of Greater London, is an 18th century Sir John Soane masterpiece with celebrated Italianate Gardens, but is best known for a later incarnation as the headquarters for Royal Air Force Fighter Command during WWII.

    The overall impact of what the three housebuilders have created is impressive, and the way the site pays homage to its history is to be greatly lauded."


  • Evening Standard Awards, Best Small Development, Bentley Priory, Highly Commended
  • Harrow Heritage Trust, Architectural & Environmental Awards, Bentley Priory, Winner
  • RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence, Best Planning for Natural and Built Heritage Award, King Edward VII Estate, Shortlisted

2013:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Small Housebuilder 
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Apartment Scheme for The Galleries, Brentwood
  • What House? Awards, Bronze - Best Renovation for The Chapel at The Galleries
  • Hertfordshire Association of Architects Awards, Winner - Conservation and Restoration for Balls Park, Hertford 
  • Investec Hot 100 ranking of UK`s fastest growing private companies
  • Evening Standard Awards. Best First Time Buy for The Garden Quarter
  • LABC Awards, Finalist in the for Best Community Building for Bentley Priory Mansion, (Museum)
  • LABC Awards, Highly Commended in the for Best Conversion for Bentley Priory Mansion

2012:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Small Housebuilder 
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation Balls Park
  • The Sunday Times British Homes Awards Commended The Galleries, Conversion and Restoration
  • Evening Standard Awards, Best Apartment over £1m - WW1, Balls Park
  • Evening Standard Awards, Highly Commended for Best Restoration - Balls Park, Hertford

2011:

  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Small Housebuilder
  • What House Awards, Gold - Best Starter Home: The Galleries, Brentwood
  • Evening Standard Awards, Best Conversion (Highly Commended) Old Saint Michaels, Braintree

2010:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Small Housebuilder 
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation: Old Saint Michaels, Braintree
  • Evening Standard Awards, The Best New Conversion (Special Commendation) Old Saint Michaels, Braintree
  • Evening Standard Awards, Best New Apartment (Highly Commended) The Linen Store, The Galleries, Brentwood
  • Evening Standard Awards, Best New Starter Home, Winner: Old Saint Michaels, Braintree
  • First Time Buyer Awards, Best Overall Submission, Old Saint Michaels, Braintree
  • First Time Buyer Awards, Most Innovative Redevelopment of an Existing Property, Highly Commended Old Saint Michaels

2009:

  • What House? Awards Silver - Best Small Housebuilder
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Development: The Galleries, Essex
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Best New Conversion: The Galleries, Essex
  • Principal Award for soft landscaping under one hectare at the BALI National Landscape Awards: The Galleries, Brentwood

2008:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Landscape Design: The Galleries, Essex
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation: The Galleries, Essex
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Best New Conversion: The Galleries, Essex
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Best 3 bedroom home: Temple 1, The Manor, Suffolk
  • Hot Property, Silver – Waterside Homes: The Manor, Suffolk
  • Hot Property, Platinum – Design Innovation: The Manor, Suffolk
  • Hot Property, Platinum – Best Commutability: The Galleries, Essex

2007:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Landscape Design: The Manor, Suffolk
  • New Homes and Gardens, Gold - Best Restored Gardens: The Galleries, Brentwood
  • New Homes and Gardens, Gold - Award for Best Communal Gardens: The Manor, Suffolk
  • Daily Mail UK Property Awards: Best Redevelopment: The Galleries, Brentwood
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Best New Conversion: The Manor, Suffolk
  • Hot Property ‘Green’ Award for Apartments - Platinum: The Galleries, Essex
  • What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation: The Manor, Suffolk
  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Landscape Design: The Manor,Suffolk
  • Daily MailUKProperty Awards, Best Redevelopment: The Galleries, Brentwood.
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Best New Conversion: The Manor, Suffolk
  • New Homes and Gardens, Gold - Best Restored Gardens: The Galleries, Brentwood
  • New Homes and Gardens, Gold - Award for Best Communal Gardens: The Manor,Suffolk
  • Hot Property 'Green' Award for Apartments - Platinum: The Galleries,Essex
  • Hot Property 'Green' Award for Houses - Gold: The Manor, Suffolk

2006:

  • Hot Property 'Environment' Award - Winner: Standon Mill, Hertfordshire
  • Mail on Sunday National Homebuilder Design Awards Commendation for ‘Best Conversion’: Standon Mill, Hertfordshire

2005:

  • What House? Awards, Silver for Best Renovation – Standon Mill

2004:

  • What House? Awards, Silver for Best Renovation

2003:

  • Greenleaf Awards
  • What House? Awards, Gold Award for Best Renovation
  • Winner of the HotProperty 'Regeneration Award for Houses' 2003

2002:

  • What House Award, Bronze Award for Best Renovation
  • Evening Standard Award, for Best New Apartment

2001:

  • What House? Awards, Gold Award for Best Renovation

2000:

  • Evening Standard New Homes Award, Winner of the Best New Development
  • Evening Standard New Homes Award, Winner of the Best New Conversion
  • What House? Awards, Bronze Award for Best Renovation
  • Hertford Civic Society Awards, Bayley Hall Mews, Hertford
  • Seven certificates of Merit at The British Housebuilders of the Year Awards

Pre 2000:

  • What House? Awards, Bronze Award for Best Development
  • What House? Awards, Bronze Award for Best Renovation
  • Evening Standard New Homes Award, Winner of Best New Development category
  • What House? Awards, Gold Award for Best Development
  • Ware Society, Commendation for The Design and Construction at Christopher’s Court,Ware
  • River Amenity Award for Christopher Court, Ware
  • Four Certificates of Merit in the British House Builders of the Year Award
  • Winner of East Hertfordshire Rural Design Award
  • Highly Commended in the East Hertfordshire Rural Designs Awards for The High Street, Watton at Stone
  • Highly Commended in the East Anglian Buildings Awards for Beehive Court, Hatfield Heath, Herts?

City & Country has a reputation for creating outstanding homes. Our properties consistently win prestigious awards because they exceed expectations in terms of innovative, sympathetic design, high quality and traditional craftsmanship.

2017:

  • Sussex Heritage Trust Award, Winner - Best Landscape & Gardens, King Edward VII Estate 
  • Michelmore's Property Awards, Winner - Heritage Project of the Year, The General  
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Winner - Best Out of London Home, The Iron Foundry
  • Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Highly Commended - Best Conversion, The General
  • South West RICS Awards, Winner - Building Conservation, The General
  • South West RICS Awards, Highly Commended - Residential, The General
  • Bristol LABC Building Excellence Awards - Winner, Best Change of use of an Existing Building or Conversion 

2016:

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Medium Housebuilder

  • 2016 What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation, The Mansion Apartments at King Edward VII Estate
  • Judges comments:

    “A bold, brave imaginative redevelopment/refurbishment of this former hospital.  The developers have sympathetically restored the original main buildings demolishing the modern buildings which were clearly out of keeping.”

  • Sussex Heritage Trust - Best Large Scale Residential Development (winner)
  • Investec Mid-Market 100 of UK's Fastest Growing Private Companies (No.52)
  • Evening Standard Awards - Best Conversion, King Edward VII Estate (overall winner)
  • Evening Standard Awards - Best out of London Home, King Edward VII Estate (highly commended) 
  • Building Safety Group Awards - BSG Project Award for Health & Safety through planning and design (highly commended)