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Thomas Homes was crowned Highly Commended for Best Refurbishment Project for the 16-40 London Road development at this year’s Housebuilder Awards.

Host Dara Ó Briain presented the Housebuilder awards at a glittering ceremony at The InterContinental Hotel – The O2 in London on 24 October in front of more than 600 guests.

The Housebuilder Awards are the industry’s own awards brought to you by Housebuilder magazine, the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and in partnership with NHBC. The awards recognise innovation and excellence and have become the most coveted in the industry.

The buildings at 16-40 London Road were constructed in the late 18th and early 19th century. These Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings had been vacant for 12 years. They were in a poor state of repair with St David’s Hall itself being on Historic England’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ Register.

The redevelopment works carried out as part of the development have enhanced the significance of these buildings and the brickwork has not been over-restored, so retains the patina of age and change. The repairs that were necessary to prevent further deterioration, and the restoration of the layout, have enabled the buildings to be appreciated as grand residential homes.