Awards & Recognition

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.

Latest Awards

We’ve also won the following awards...

  • Evening Standard, Highly Commended – Best Large Development, The General

    Evening Standard New Homes Awards - Winner - Best Conversion, King Edward VII Estate

    Scottish Home Awards - Winner - Apartment Development of the Year and Renovation of the Year, The Playfair at Donaldson's

    Bristol Civic Society Design Awards - Winner - The General  

  • 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 Property Conversion

  • 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 property 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)

  • 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 home 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

  • 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 developments 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

  • 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

  • What House? Awards, Silver - Best Small Housebuilder

    What House? Awards, Gold - Best Renovation Balls Park

    The Sunday Times British Homes Awards Commended The Galleries, Property Conversion and Restoration

    Evening Standard Awards, Best Apartment over £1m - WW1, Balls Park

    Evening Standard Awards, Highly Commended for Best Restoration - Balls Park, Hertford

  • 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

  • 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 Property Buyer Awards, Best Overall Submission, Old Saint Michaels, Braintree

    First Time Property Buyer Awards, Most Innovative Redevelopment of an Existing Property, Highly Commended Old Saint Michaels

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 property 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

  • Hot Property 'Environment' Award - Winner: Standon Mill, Hertfordshire

    Mail on Sunday National Homebuilder Design Awards Commendation for ‘Best Conversion’: Standon Mill, Hertfordshire

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

  • What House? Awards, Silver for Best Renovation

  • Greenleaf Awards

    What House? Awards, Gold Award for Best Renovation

    Winner of the HotProperty 'Regeneration Award for Houses' 2003

  • What House Award, Bronze Award for Best Renovation

    Evening Standard Award, for Best New Apartment

  • What House? Awards, Gold Award for Best Renovation

  • Evening Standard New Homes Award, Winner of the Best New Development

    Evening Standard New Homes Award, Winner of the Best New Property 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

  • 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?

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