We are ‘Housebuilder of the Year’, while another of our projects was shortlisted as ‘Small Residential Development of the Year’.
We scooped the top accolade at the prestigious South West Residential Property Awards, which honour the work of housebuilders, developers, architects and other property industry professionals from across the South West. The judges singled out Newland Homes due to its ‘strong sustainability credentials, good values and diversity of projects’.
The company’s collection of zero carbon homes at St George’s Mead in Semington also received high praise from the judges and was shortlisted for ‘Small Residential Development of the Year’. The 24 new homes at St George’s Mead are powered by renewable technologies and represent a new era for sustainable housing development. This prompted the judges to define the homes as ‘trailblazing’.
Marcus Evans, Sales & Marketing Director for Newland Homes commented: “The competition was fierce and we were competing against the best in the business across the whole of the South West. So to achieve the top award of Housebuilder of the Year is a monumental triumph for our dedicated team.”
Marcus continues: “The calibre of entries was high. However our commitment to delivering zero carbon homes was recognised as fundamentally changing the way homes are designed, built, and run. We have embraced new renewable technologies and our homebuyers have embraced this new, more sustainable way of life. This makes a valuable contribution to the environment. We’re pleased to be able to continue delivering these pioneering homes across the South West.”
New homes across Wiltshire
St George’s Mead, Semington
Newland Homes has enjoyed a long association with Wiltshire and its four developments are dotted across the county. All the homes in the first phase of the shortlisted St George’s Mead development have now sold. However, Wiltshire Council recently approved plans for 18 additional zero carbon homes adjacent to our existing development. These new homes form a modest but logical extension to St George’s Mead. Bungalows, detached and semi-detached homes are included, offering a variety of housing types to prospective buyers. Construction work will commence this autumn.
Honey Glade, Chapmanslade
At Honey Glade, in Chapmanslade, near Frome, our collection of 43 zero carbon new homes are nearing completion. In Malmesbury, work has recently commenced on 29 zero carbon homes within easy striking distance of the town centre. White Poplars is located off Storey Mews and, just like at Honey Glade, the homes are gas-free, utilising solar panels and air source heat pumps for energy and heating in place of fossil fuels. All of our zero carbon homes achieve the highest possible ‘A’ rating for both energy efficiency and environmental impact.
Heron Rise, Westbury
At Heron Rise in Westbury, 89, climate considerate and low carbon two, three and four bedroom homes, including apartments, are being built. The development, on Station Road, has proven popular with local buyers looking to take their first step onto the housing ladder. It’s also popular for those choosing to downsize to a more manageable new build property.
We were the first traditional housebuilder in the UK to sign the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Pledge. This is a commitment to measure greenhouse gas emissions, implement means to reduce them, to consider offsetting and to report progress annually. The company is on course to achieve at least a 50% reduction in carbon footprint by the end of 2024. Diesel is no longer used in any of its site construction vehicles. Instead these are powered by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a cleaner and greener alternative. Furthermore, the company has been recognised by Carbon Neutral Britain as a carbon neutral business.