This award is for the best affordable home ownership scheme that demonstrates a high level of design excellence, whilst delivering at least 30% affordable homes.

Don't forget to include the following in your entry:

  • A minimum of eight high-res images of the project/scheme (internal and external)
  • Floor plan(s)
  • Area and site location maps, including postcode
  • Design guides and sales information (optional)
  • Company logo/s
  • Link to the project website

The judges will be looking for

Developments that have successfully met some or all of the criteria below, demonstrating:

  • Careful consideration of architectural approach in terms of massing, internal and external layouts, scale, materiality, methods of construction and attitude to context whether urban, suburban or rural.
  • A considered concept that’s carried through into design decisions, including how the design concept was influenced by, and made the most of, the site potential, local area and local community.
  • A high-level of design excellence in terms of external and internal appearance.
  • Well-integrated consideration of sustainability, inclusiveness and other relevant design issues.

Schemes with a higher number of affordable homes are likely to receive higher marks (assuming excellent design).

Please answer in a maximum of 1,000 words.

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