Double award for Merton’s affordable housing

Merton’s Brenley Park Housing Scheme has been named winner in two London Evening Standard Housing Awards categories.

Out of a total of ten categories in the London Evening Standard New Homes Awards, Brenley Park in Mitcham has been named winner in the Best Development in the Affordable Homes Sector and Best First-Time Buy categories.

Nominations for the Best First-Time Buy award needed to reflect the priorities of buyers on a tight budget without compromising on convenience, design or construction quality. Similarly, entrants of the Best Development in the Affordable Homes Sector category were required to respond positively to the needs of residents in the affordable homes sector with quality of design, value for money and innovation in the use of materials and quality of finish. Winning both accolades demonstrates the quality, value and high standard of the new homes in the Brenley Park development.

Willmott Dixon Homes, Notting Hill Housing Group, Merton Council and the Homes and Communities Agency worked together to develop and open the £26 million Brenley Park development. The development provides 169 new homes compromising 72 apartments for private ownership, 64 for shared ownership and the remaining for social rent.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge said: ‘I’m delighted that Brenley Park has been awarded two excellent accolades which recognise the high standard and good value of homes in Merton, particularly after the successful official opening of Concord House last week. Both schemes show that Merton can deliver quality and affordability in its developments, whether for first-time buyers, shared ownership or the affordable rent market. We have also been careful to ensure that Brenley Park is good for the environment – the homes are placed in a new park and are served by a combined heat and power plant and district heating. Congratulations to everyone who has worked on the scheme over the years.’