A sustainable residential development built on a former working haulage yard by Stockton-based property developer, Mandale Homes, has been recognised with a prestigious UK Property Award.
The company will pick up its award for Best Residential Development in Yorkshire and the Humber at a London ceremony on October 27.
The disused lorry park on a brownfield site in the North Yorkshire rural village of Slingsby has now been transformed into Cavendish Vale, an exclusive living development featuring 18 luxury homes (2, 3 and 4 beds) with nine different styles and has been sympathetically designed in keeping with the local area.
Working in collaboration with the Local Authority, Mandale Homes created the showpiece development which is set on the border of the Howardian Hills, an area of national beauty and retains the charm and character of the traditional buildings within Slingsby.
Originally the company planned to build 24 homes on the site, but reduced this to 18 in line with the types of homes in demand in the local area.
Landscaping of the scheme was also designed to encourage native wildlife back to the site and Mandale also retained as much of the original boundary vegetation as possible, incorporating it into the design, alongside protecting and trimming trees for future enjoyment by the local community.
Every aspect of the design, build and interiors of the homes within Cavendish Vale included environmental considerations from sourcing local materials to reduce transport costs and CO2 production to fitting energy efficient household appliances and low level lighting schemes which reduce light pollution and energy consumption.
Eco-bins and water meters are installed with the intention of encouraging household recycling and discouraging excessive water consumption.
The UK Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 industry experts and focus on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability.
Mandale Homes operations director Richard Harriman said: “We are absolutely delighted to be honoured with this coveted UK Property Award for Cavendish Vale, which is a mark of excellence for property professionals.
“As a niche property developer we pride ourselves on creating homes that enhance the local communities we operate in, building quality, high specifications and consideration into every home as standard.
“This award is true testament to the team’s hard work on this sustainable development.”
The Mandale Group is a growing property development company based in Stockton with more than 30 years’ experience and expertise in building accommodation from residential to offices, shops, leisure facilities and warehouses.