The Berkeley Group, Britain's leading urban regenerator, has won 'Housebuilder of the Year' at the Building Awards 2010. The award was presented at a ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 22nd April.
The Building Awards are now in their 16th year and are organised by Building Magazine. The Housebuilder of the Year Award is one of the premier prizes in the property industry; judges focus on several key aspects of the company including innovative approaches to design, sustainability, practices in its business operation and projects, community involvement and new initiatives to increase sales. All aspects of the housebuilder's performance and previous achievements are assessed, from the number of sites built on Brownfield land to overall customer care and satisfaction.
Tony Pidgley, Chairman of The Berkeley Group comments: "We are delighted to receive this prestigious award, which is a testament to The Berkeley Group's exceptional approach to business and design. The Building Awards have recognised not only our previous achievements but the drive and determination of this company to deliver sustainable urban regeneration through a solid business ethos and commitment to excellence, innovation and customer service."
Established in 1976, The Berkeley Group has transformed itself from a traditional housebuilder, into a pioneering urban regeneration business undertaking residentially led, mixed use developments in London and the South East of England. Developments are delivered through its award winning divisions, which include Berkeley Homes, St George, St James Homes and St Edward Homes. Despite the challenging economic conditions in recent times, The Berkeley Group holds the strongest financial position in the UK housebuilding industry, with zero debt and a turnover close to £1 billion.
The Berkeley Group recently won nine awards at the What House? Awards including the most prestigious prize 'Housebuilder of the Year' and 'Sustainable Developer of the Year'.
The Berkeley Group's award winning projects include Gunwharf Quays, Imperial Wharf, Grosvenor Waterside, Chelsea Bridge Wharf and Royal Arsenal Riverside, which have helped to set industry standards for sustainability, design and regeneration.