Building Public Trust Awards 2011 - Sustainability Reporting

2nd December 2011

Awarded jointly by Price Water Cooper and the National Audit Office, the Building Public Trust Awards recognise trust and transparency in Corporate Reporting.  The Berkeley Group's 2011 Sustainability Report was voted best in the FTSE 250 by an independent judging panel.  Berkeley stood apart from the competition with its clear disclosure of its short, medium and long- term goals. Particular praise was given to Berkeley's clear integration of sustainability into its key business aims through its ambitious Vision2020 strategy.

To learn more about Berkeley's sustainability aims and successes, please view the latest Sustainability Report

Berkeley Group ranked first in Sustainability Benchmark for fifth year running

2nd December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been ranked as the top homebuilder in the 2011 NextGeneration benchmarking initiative. The benchmark ranks the UK's 25 largest homebuilders according to their sustainability strategy and performance. This is the fifth year in succession that Berkeley has come top of the benchmark. NextGeneration concluded that Berkeley continues to make available high quality public information on sustainability, makes its risks and risk management processes transparent and has a good strategic framework provided by Vision2020.

New Homes and Garden Awards 2011

1st December 2011

The Berkeley Group has been awarded the title of Housebuilder of the Year at the 2011 New Homes and Garden Awards. The awards recognise excellence in landscaping design. Berkeley was commended for its dedication to providing superbly designed and built properties, which are well integrated with natural features.

Additionally, the following received Gold Awards:

  • Landscape of the Year- St James
  • Best Landscaped Urban Development- Stanmore Place (St Edward) and The Hamptons (St James)
  • Best Communal Landscape- Queens Acre (St James)

The Berkeley Group received 12 awards at the 2011 What House? Awards

18th November 2011

The Berkeley Group received several awards at the 2011 What House? Awards. The prestigious Awards took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the 18th November 2011. Berkeley was recognised in a wide variety of categories, ranging from sustainability to landscaping and design.

The 12 awards that the Berkeley Group received are detailed below:

Award Development/Company Result
Best House Queens Acre, St James Gold
Best Landscape Design The Hamptons, St James Gold
Best Large Housebuilder Berkeley Group Holdings plc Silver
Sustainable Developer of the Year Berkeley Group Holdings plc Silver
Best Development Royal Arsenal Riverside, Berkeley Silver
Best Exterior Design Park Crescent at Kingsbrook Park, Berkeley Silver
Best Interior Design Queens Acre, St James Silver
Royal Arsenal Riverside, Berkeley Bronze
Best Brownfield Development Caspian Wharf, Berkeley Bronze
Best Landscape Design Stanmore Place, St Edward Bronze
Best Starter Home Victory Pier, Berkeley Bronze
Best Renovation All Saints, Berkeley Bronze

The Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2011

27th September 2011

The Berkeley Group have been awarded the title of Homebuilder of the Year at The Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2011.

The awards ceremony, held on Thursday 22 September at The London Marriott Hotel, was also host to the British Homes Build Quality Awards, in which two Berkeley developments were announced winners. Woodberry Park received the award for Social Housing Development, and Caspian Wharf was recognised as the best Multi-Storey Development.

Property Awards 2011

4th July 2011

The Property Awards, hosted by Property Week, celebrate outstanding achievements across the housing industry. The Berkeley Group received two prominent awards at the 2011 ceremony:

Property Entrepreneur of the Year- Tony Pidgley

This award celebrates firms or individuals who have demonstrated significant business or financial flair, vision or innovation within the UK property industry. Tony Pidgley received the award in recognition of his successful endeavours in weathering a difficult housing market by taking advantage of the current economic climate with the purchase of key London development sites.

Residential Achievement of the Year- Berkeley Group plc

The Berkeley Group also received the award for residential achievement of the year. This celebrates the first private rented sector fund, a collaboration between The Berkeley Group and the Homes and Community Agency (HCA). The judges commended the partnership as being reflective of true innovation.

The company's success in these two major categories is testament to its leading status within the sector.