Two of City & Country’s outstanding Bristol-based developments have won prestigious awards, recognising the high-quality design of the homes.
Firstly, The General was crowned winner of the Building Conservation award in the South West category at the esteemed RICS Awards. This award honours excellent work in the conservation of a single building or a group of buildings that have been renovated and converted to a new use.
This success was followed at the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards, where The Iron Foundry was named Best out-of-London Home. This award is designed to showcase the homes outside of London that can match the very best properties in the capital.
“RICS and the Evening Standard New Homes Awards are highly-regarded award ceremonies that recognise the very best in the housebuilding industry, so I’m thrilled that both The General and The Iron Foundry have been named winners. All of City & Country’s major developments have a distinguished record of award wins, and these latest accolades are further evidence of the outstanding quality of homes we currently have available in Bristol.” said Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country.
What the judges said:
RICS Awards 2017 – The General
“The extensive restoration work undertaken has conserved this Grade II listed building, dating back to the early 1850s; the result is a stunning and very successful project completed to the highest quality."
“The judges were particularly impressed with the extent of research undertaken by the developer, this was critical to enabling the return of the property back to its original form, including a restored central courtyard and fountain."
“An example of building conservation at its best and a major contribution to preserve and bring back into sustainable use one of Bristol’s landmark buildings.”
London Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017 – The Iron Foundry:
“Part of the Bristol General Hospital redevelopment, this daringly stylish modern apartment block is a superb architectural counterpoint to the Edwardian Baroque style of the retained original buildings, being turned into characterful homes by heritage specialist City & Country. Sixteen flats with full height glass walls sit behind a grid frame of dark steel and bronze panels providing sheltered outside spaces with views across a boat basin.”