City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023

City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023

In a resounding testament to its commitment to excellent design, quality and innovation, leading heritage and new homes housebuilder City & Country has emerged triumphant at this year’s prestigious WhatHouse? Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry.

The City & Country team clinched an impressive sweep of awards on Friday, confirming its status as industry leading.  As well as winning Silver for Best Medium Housebuilder in the UK, most impressively City & Country will now go down in history as the first ever housebuilder to take a clean sweep in the Best Renovation Category – claiming Bronze, Silver and Gold!

Collecting a total of seven awards on the evening, other wins for City & Country included Gold for Best Luxury House, Bronze for Best Exterior Design and Silver for Best Public Realm.

City & Country’s Managing Director Wayne Douglas said: “We were totally blown away by the multiple wins we have received at the WhatHouse? Awards this year – which are renowned to be some of the toughest awards to win due to the sheer volume of very high-quality entries.

“To go down in history as the first housebuilder to win across every category in the heritage category is just fantastic and really demonstrates our dedication and commitment to every single refurbishment project we work on. Furthermore, we were also thrilled to win Gold for Best Luxury House and the quality recognition for our new homes which now play an important part of the future of our business. Whether we convert beautiful old buildings or create attractive, brand new, and thoughtfully designed homes in thriving communities, our skilled and talented teams work hard to deliver excellence every time.”

The judges praised City & Country for its ‘unique position in the market’ and the ability to combine ‘ancient and modern, with craftsmanship to the fore.’ The full judges report can be read here.


Our wins at the WhatHouse? Awards:

Best Medium Housebuilder: Silver

Best Luxury House:  Gold – The Lakehouse North, St Osyth Priory, Essex

Best Renovation: Bronze – Factory No. 1, Bristol, Silver – The Engine House, King Edward VII Estate, Midhurst, Gold – The 1840, St George’s Gardens, SW London

Best Exterior Design: Bronze – The Lambourne, Sanderling Reach, West Mersea

Best Public Realm:  Silver – St Osyth Priory, Essex