Barking Riverside homes get another award

PUBLISHED: 17:29 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:29 06 November 2013

Bellway Homes has now received two awards for its development at Barking Riverside

Bellway Homes has now received two awards for its development at Barking Riverside


Bellway Homes, the builders behind the Barking Riverside regeneration, have received the Sunday Times British Homes Award for “best development”.

It is the second award for Bellway Homes which earlier this year won the 2013 Graham Pye Award for “homes with plans that work best for families” for its City East scheme which is part of the Barking Riverside regeneration.

Karen Coulson, Sales Director of Bellway Essex said: “We are really proud of what has been achieved this year at City East and the whole team at Barking Riverside is delighted that the development has been recognised for its great qualities. Buyers at City East are becoming part of something really exciting so it’s no wonder that homes here are selling well.”

City East is an eye-catching development of one, two and three bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom homes in a vibrant new community in Barking. From inception to build, Bellway wanted to create a sustainable community. The homes have high levels of insulation to reduce energy consumption and all the properties feature an area of ‘living roof’ planted with species native to the area.

Wildlife is being encouraged to flourish through the provision of habitats, including bird and bat boxes. Many of the homes are designed around a courtyard setting, with community gardens and orchards surrounded by rain gardens and most of the apartments have private balconies making good use of space and light. Several children’s play areas are located throughout the development too, promoting outdoor play in a safe environment.

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