Developing a large site is a huge undertaking. It's so important to get design, integration into the local community and partnerships bang on. So if you've got an outstanding large scheme and some very satisfied customers it's time to shout about it.

This award recognises the challenges faced when developing a scheme for affordable home ownership. The scheme entry can consist of mixed tenure units but must include at least 30% affordable home ownership, and must be 30 units or more. Entries are likely to be awarded higher marks where the home ownership contribution is significant.

Please ensure your entry includes the following:

  • A brief summary of the scheme, setting out headline details including numbers/types of homes and the tenure mix
  • A minimum of eight high-res images of the project/scheme (internal and external)
  • Floor plan(s)
  • Area and site location maps, including postcode
  • Company logo/s
  • Link to the project website

It can be a standalone ownership scheme or a mixed tenure development. The entry is likely to receive higher marks where the scheme provides additional facilities to benefit the community and neighbourhood.

Judges will be looking for entries that have met at least four of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate innovation to support people into home ownership including design features and specification.
  • Provide examples of additional facilities developed as part of the scheme i.e. community centre, gym. Evidence local input and their response to the facilities.
  • Show the landscaping, flow through and intimate neighbourhoods as well as the sensitivity of the building to the surrounding area.
  • Evidence how opportunities were maximised to obtain the best value for money out of the scheme for both the residents and the housing provider.
  • Provide evidence of performance against original scheme objectives including sustainability targets, success of partnership working with stakeholders, how the development met the needs of the local market and sales success, with clear metrics.
  • Describe customer satisfaction with the sales process and after sales process (including metrics).

Please answer in a maximum of 1,000 words.

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