2010 - Your New Home Awards

Linden Homes Winner of the Best Interior Design Award 2010

2010 - Your New Home Awards

Your New Home Awards - Linden Homes Winner of Architectural Innovation Award

2010 - Housing Design Awards 2010

Linden Homes Winner of the Best Project Award 2010

2010 - British Homes Awards

Linden Homes Winner of the Best Design Award

2010 - Housing Innovation Awards

Linden Homes Winner of the Best Design Award

2010 - CABE Building For Life Award

Linden Homes winner of the Gold Standard CABE Building For Life Award 2010

2009 - What House? Awards

Linden Homes - 'Be', winner of the Gold Award for Best Exterior Design 2009

2009 - Your NewHome Awards 2008. - Best Interior Design Technical innovation Development.

Linden Homes Eastern,
Newhall Development 

The architect has created an environment  that is capable of adapting to all the diverse needs of modern family living. The interior design complements this with a comfortable contemporary style that suits its target market perfectly. Together architecture and interior make a winning,and highly appealing, combination.


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2009 - The Mail, British Homes Awards 2009. - BE at Newhall awarded best of British

Linden Homes Eastern has added to a growing list of accolades for its be at Newhall development on the outskirts of Harlow in Essex, triumphing in the ‘Small House of the Year’ category at the British Homes Awards 2009

The Awards are designed to recognise excellence and innovation in the newbuild industry. The ‘Small House of the Year’ prize was open to the country’s leading new homes with accommodation up to 2,000 square feet, showing outstanding contemporary or vernacular design. The houses at be, which have been designed by leading architect Alison Brooks, were praised by the judges for their striking design, energy-efficiency and use of space to create a “thoroughly modern family home”.

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2009 - LABC Building Excellence Award

LABC Building Excellence Award - Best Large Housing Development 2009

2009 - The Mail on Sunday - British Homes Awards

Linden Homes winner of the Best Small House of the Year Award sponsored by Velux

2008 - What House? Awards: Best Starter Home; Bronze

Harlow's architecturally inspiring North Chase at Newhall, near Old Harlow, has just won another award at the property industry's version of the Oscars, the What House? Awards.

Last year it won Best House and this year the same scheme was awarded Bronze for Best Starter Home. At the gala presentation lunch on Friday November 21, in London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Harlow's cutting edge housing was commended by comedian Dara O Briain who presented Newhall Projects Ltd with the coveted gong for its 'B Type' flat, built over a garage, designed by Richard Murphy Architects. 

The What House? judges visited many starter homes in this category and commented about Newhall's entry: "This has been cleverly designed as a mews space that makes the most of natural light to create the most congenial living space possible.

 "The small garden terrace at the front of the flat is a nice touch. Built in a very affordable part of Essex, Newhall is a people-friendly space, where the car is relegated firmly to the sidelines."

Known as a FOG - flat over garage, the award winning property is a two-bedroom mews apartment that positively relishes its elevated position over garages. Designed in a sharply angled wedge with high, steeply sloping ceilings, it offers huge volumes of space flooded with natural light and all the style and panache that will appeal to young professional buyers.

Although a compact 700 square feet, the clever design creates a wonderful sense of space with plenty of light and storage.

Access is via the private small terrace highlighted by the judges, and, going through the front door, one enters a cavernous open-plan living/kitchen/dining area. Next to it are the two bedrooms and the bathroom, linked by a wide corridor lined by large cupboards with sliding doors. Windows at all levels let the sunlight stream in and there are double doors opening from the living area onto the terrace.

Newhall is the creation of brothers Jon and William Moen, who are Harlow landowners. Their idea was to break with the conventions of new homes' developments and build a new neighbourhood of architecturally stimulating, beautifully crafted homes, creating the country's first truly contemporary, architecturally lead development.

As Newhall grows, amenities such as a restaurant, schools and shops will be added - indeed the restaurant will open in spring 2009. It is a place where community is vitally important: the people who live there will be encouraged to make a contribution to that community.

North Chase has a range of homes: three/four-bedroom town houses; three/four-bedroom and four/five-bedroom two-storey detached garden villas, designed to make the most of the light and internal space and with almost totally private gardens; one and two-bedroom FOG mews apartments with private terraces like the award winning property; flexible live/work units for those who wish to work from home; and, soon to be released, five apartment buildings offering a variety of one and two-bedroom apartments and maisonettes.

All the apartments have views over woods, parkland or the central square. There is also award winning shared equity housing and three mobility units.

Prices range from £225,000 to £450,000 and further information can be obtained by calling the sales centre on 01279 416660 or by visiting the website at www.northchase.co.uk

 

For information on Newhall as a whole, please ring the information centre on 01279 432331 or visit www.newhallproject.co.uk

 

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2008 - CABE Building for Life - Moat wins Building for Life, Gold Standard Award

Parcel 1C, Harlow
Client: MOAT Housing Association
Architect: Roger Evans Associates
The layout of this development promotes a strong sense of community around the central courtyard and ensures good overlook onto communal and public spaces.

2008 - Housing Design awards 2008 - Exhibition Of Excellence Parcel 1C

Exhibition Of Excellence Parcel 1C

2008 - Daily Telegraph Your New Home Award 2008

Linden Homes winner of the Best Interior Design & Best Architectural Innovation Awards sponsored by Exchange Bond

2007 - The What House Awards 2007 - What House? Awards - Best House - North Chase

The judges visited many houses in this category, and this house stood out as a clear winner. It is also fantastic value for money. The developer and architect should be proud that this modest terraced house represents many of the features that British housing design is renowned for - good workmanship, attention to detail, but most of all, innovative design. The developers Newhall and the architects Richard Murphy, are to be congratulated on taking a three-bedroom terraced house and imbibing it with style and panache - easy when you're asking £2,000,000 but a challenge when the asking price is less than £280 per square foot.


The judges really loved this house. The front elevation is modest and gives little indication of the risks taken inside. The plan is well considered, but the main difference is in the section that allows the change in levels for a tall family room, living room on the first floor and a spectacular master bedroom on the top floor - and that has its own private terrace. The flexible plan shows how houses can be designed for families to live in the new millennium, where the often conflicting demands of work, leisure and accommodating growing families can be managed with spaces that can be used for a variety of activities.


Features such as small recesses in the stairs for ornaments, or even just a light feature, show how much the team care about their product - a house that has been designed with love. Outstanding.

 

www.whathouse.co.uk

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2005 - RIBA Awards: Abode

RIBA Awards are given for buildings that have high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment. The awards are annual, and have been running continuously since 1966.

Judge’s comments:

‘Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has described Abode as ‘a scheme that’s got the wow factor’. Leaving aside whether we want wow in all new architecture, there’s no doubt a tad of it does not come amiss among the dreary products of so many of our major housebuilders.’

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2005 - Building for Life Standard - Gold Standard Winner: CALA Domus

Launched by the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in 2003, the Building For Life Standard is a national benchmark for well-designed housing and neighbourhoods in England. It is awarded to housebuilders and housing associations that demonstrate a commitment to high design standards, good place making and sustainable development.

Judge’s comments:

‘CALA Domus is a unique, original concept in housing, combining contemporary architectural expression with pedestrian friendly streets and lanes. Materials are varied, modern and colourful, and a landmark for the scheme is created by the copper-clad residential Tower. All these elements combine to create a strong sense of place.’

‘CALA Domus, as the name suggests, is predominantly a residential scheme although there are some flexible spaces that could be used for live/work. The live/work spaces should help to keep the neighbourhood active with people during the day and prevents the 'dormitory' feel of standard housing schemes.’

‘The design is site-specific to respond directly to the masterplan and design codes, while introducing the variety, vibrancy and technical innovation of the architects.’

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2005 - National Homebuilder Design Awards, Best Large Housing Development: Abode

With the backing of the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Mail on Sunday, The Architects' Journal and the UK's premier new homes website, smartnewhomes.com, the Awards identify and promote the best examples of housing design, layout and landscaping in the British Isles.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall is a new residential neighbourhood for Harlow, which will eventually have 2,800 homes with supporting amenities. It is being promoted by landowners William and Jon Moen, who are insisting on high standards of architectural design, layout and landscaping.’

‘Anyone who visits Abode cannot fail to see there is something very different going on. It is not just the monopitch roofs - including some that are thatched - nor is it the vibrant colours of the cladding panels, which obviously dismay the traditionalists. It is more to do with the fact that all these award-winning developments, large and small, have a real identity. That in itself is an achievement in a world where blandness, standardisation and lack of imagination rule….The proof of the pudding is in the eating, in that people have gone out of the way to buy into Abode (and the pther phases of the groundbreaking Newhall development) because they want to live there, not because they have to (as is unfortunately the case with most social housing) or need to (because there is plenty of other housing for sale in Harlow).

‘As John Prescott has said: “This is a model of the communities we have to build.” And as CABE has said: “Abode combines the sense of occasion afforded by one-off houses with the economies of volume housebuilding.” But the final word belongs to Jon Moen, who says: “I am often asked why do we not just accept the highest bid for the land and leave all the rest to the developers. One of the reasons is that the land has been in our family for four generations. We feel a responsibility for the quality and design of what will eventually replace the farmland.’

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2004 - Best Housing Project - Commendation for Best Housing Project of the year 2004

Promoted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National House-Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute, The Housing Design Awards recognise excellence in the design and planning of new homes.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall responds to the requirements of 21st Century living with verve, imagination and skill’

‘A deceptively simple design which could well prove a prototype for larger developments’

‘The architecture is stylish and unashamedly modern, but draws on traditional themes and materials in the composition of the individual dwellings in a way that adds a genuine warmth to the overall place.’

‘The feeling of place is enhanced by the use of space both internally and externally. The homes feel spacious and airy, and the streets and courtyards are both overlooked and intimate.’

‘It has the wow factor’ John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

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2004 - The Housing Design Awards, Winner of Winners
Promoted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National House-Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute, The Housing Design Awards recognise excellence in the design and planning of new homes.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall responds to the requirements of 21st Century living with verve, imagination and skill’

‘A deceptively simple design which could well prove a prototype for larger developments’

‘The architecture is stylish and unashamedly modern, but draws on traditional themes and materials in the composition of the individual dwellings in a way that adds a genuine warmth to the overall place.’

‘The feeling of place is enhanced by the use of space both internally and externally. The homes feel spacious and airy, and the streets and courtyards are both overlooked and intimate.’

‘It has the wow factor’ John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

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2004 - Deputy Prime Minister Awards

Winner of the Deputy Prime Minister's Award for Sustainable Communities 2004

2004 - Housing Design Awards 2004

Housing Design Awards 2004 - 'Winners Winner'

2004 - Housing Design Awards 2004

Housing Design Awards 2004 - Project Award in Recognition of its Potential Excellence

2003 - Deputy Prime Minister 2003 - Best Practice In PPG3 Development

Best Practice in PPG3 development (Deputy Prime Minister 2003)

2003 - RTPI Planning Awards - Award for Planning New Neighbourhood

The Royal Town Planning Institute established its Annual Awards for Planning Achievement in 1977. The purpose was twofold: to mark the 25th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne; and to throw a public spotlight on the positive achievements of the town planning profession. These awards celebrate the planning profession's contribution to the quality of life throughout the British Isles and Ireland.

Judge’s comments:

‘The quantity of new housing which the government expects to be built presents a problem common to all of the centres designated for growth. How can new development depart from the established pattern of acres of car dependent, standard house types put up by volume builders? This question is being addressed in a comprehensive way by the team responsible for a new neighbourhood, Newhall, under construction on the eastern edge of Harlow.’

‘It is really refreshing to see a development in which buyers have an opportunity to choose homes for the 21st century rather than being restricted to a menu of properties with distorted echoes of the past.’

‘We consider that this award should provide inspiration to others wishing to create new communities of character and to change the public perception of the appearance of large areas of housing.’

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2003 - Building for Life Standard - Inaugural Gold Standard Winner: Abode

Launched by the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in 2003, the Building For Life Standard is a national benchmark for well-designed housing and neighbourhoods in England. It is awarded to housebuilders and housing associations that demonstrate a commitment to high design standards, good place making and sustainable development.

‘Described by John Prescott as 'a model of the communities we have to build', Abode combines the sense of occasion afforded by one-off houses with the economies of volume house building.’

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2003 - Best Architecture - Four star - International Property Awards
This award scheme aims to distinguish the highest levels of achievement in a range of property-related fields with categories that encompass estate agents, property developers, house builders, resorts and interior designers.

2003 - The Housing Design Awards, Winner of Winners
Promoted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National House-Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute, The Housing Design Awards recognise excellence in the design and planning of new homes.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall responds to the requirements of 21st Century living with verve, imagination and skill’

‘A deceptively simple design which could well prove a prototype for larger developments’

‘The architecture is stylish and unashamedly modern, but draws on traditional themes and materials in the composition of the individual dwellings in a way that adds a genuine warmth to the overall place.’

‘The feeling of place is enhanced by the use of space both internally and externally. The homes feel spacious and airy, and the streets and courtyards are both overlooked and intimate.’

‘It has the wow factor’ John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

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2002 - National Homebuilder Design Awards - Best Project At Design Stage: Abode

With the backing of the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Mail on Sunday, The Architects' Journal and the UK's premier new homes website, smartnewhomes.com, the Awards identify and promote the best examples of housing design, layout and landscaping in the British Isles.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall is a new residential neighbourhood for Harlow, which will eventually have 2,800 homes with supporting amenities. It is being promoted by landowners William and Jon Moen, who are insisting on high standards of architectural design, layout and landscaping.’

‘Anyone who visits Abode cannot fail to see there is something very different going on. It is not just the monopitch roofs - including some that are thatched - nor is it the vibrant colours of the cladding panels, which obviously dismay the traditionalists. It is more to do with the fact that all these award-winning developments, large and small, have a real identity. That in itself is an achievement in a world where blandness, standardisation and lack of imagination rule….The proof of the pudding is in the eating, in that people have gone out of the way to buy into Abode (and the other phases of the groundbreaking Newhall development) because they want to live there, not because they have to (as is unfortunately the case with most social housing) or need to (because there is plenty of other housing for sale in Harlow).

‘As John Prescott has said: “This is a model of the communities we have to build.” And as CABE has said: “Abode combines the sense of occasion afforded by one-off houses with the economies of volume housebuilding.” But the final word belongs to Jon Moen, who says: “I am often asked why do we not just accept the highest bid for the land and leave all the rest to the developers. One of the reasons is that the land has been in our family for four generations. We feel a responsibility for the quality and design of what will eventually replace the farmland.’

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2002 - The Housing Design Awards, Housebuilder Award
Promoted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National House-Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute, The Housing Design Awards recognise excellence in the design and planning of new homes.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall responds to the requirements of 21st Century living with verve, imagination and skill’

‘A deceptively simple design which could well prove a prototype for larger developments’

‘The architecture is stylish and unashamedly modern, but draws on traditional themes and materials in the composition of the individual dwellings in a way that adds a genuine warmth to the overall place.’

‘The feeling of place is enhanced by the use of space both internally and externally. The homes feel spacious and airy, and the streets and courtyards are both overlooked and intimate.’

‘It has the wow factor’ John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

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2002 - The Housing Design Awards, Project Award

Promoted by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National House-Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Town Planning Institute, The Housing Design Awards recognise excellence in the design and planning of new homes.

Judge’s comments:

‘Newhall responds to the requirements of 21st Century living with verve, imagination and skill’

‘A deceptively simple design which could well prove a prototype for larger developments’

‘The architecture is stylish and unashamedly modern, but draws on traditional themes and materials in the composition of the individual dwellings in a way that adds a genuine warmth to the overall place.’

‘The feeling of place is enhanced by the use of space both internally and externally. The homes feel spacious and airy, and the streets and courtyards are both overlooked and intimate.’

‘It has the wow factor’ John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister

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2002 - RIBA Housing Design Awards 2002. - Project Award.

Project Award (RIBA Housing Design Awards 2002)

2002 - National Homebuilder Design Awards. - Best Project Design stage

Best Project at Design Stage (National Homebuilder Design Awards

2002)

2002 - RIBA Housing Design Awards 2002

RIBA Housing Design Awards 2002 - Housebuilder Award