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Innovative country park project scoops top award

Anderson’s innovative ‘country park’ housing project has caught the eye of judges at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Faversham Lakes project scooped Best First Time Buyer Home award at this year’s Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

The company won high praise for its involvement in the ambitious 131-acre housing development set in a vast country park in Kent.

The project includes 330 two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom contemporary homes in parkland teeming with wildlife habitats, designated footpaths, reedbeds, lagoons, bird hides and orchards.

Glenn Potter, Managing Director of the Development Business, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the judging panel for our work at Faversham Lakes. It is a project that the whole team are proud of.

“The development presents many opportunities for those looking to buy their first home, with 35% affordable housing included along with a range of different size options and price points and access to the Help to Buy scheme.”

Alan Clarke, Project Manager for Faversham Lakes, said: “This is a truly exciting project, and it is great to win such a prestigious award for our role in bringing it to life.

“As well as housing, the development will also include restoring eight listed buildings, creating an ecologically-rich and biodiverse public country park and upgrading and realigning two local roads, with the added provision of building a new school car park.”

Anderson were also finalists in the Best Large Development category, for the same project. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, September 17, in London.

Now in their 30th year, the Evening Standard New Homes Awards are judged by an independent panel of property experts and the Evening Standard’s readers.

They look for homes and developments that mark the “very best in modern housebuilding”.