Bumper year of awards success at Wolverton Park!

Tue 04 Jan 2011

Named as a Gold Award winner for the second year running at the prestigious What House? Awards 2010, Wolverton Park has also been honoured with the Ian Allan Publishing Award at the National Railway Heritage Awards.

Once home to the Royal Train, and steeped in railway history, Wolverton Park is a stylish and contemporary new development of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, duplexes and houses.
The What House? Awards’ judges commented: “We’re delighted to name Wolverton Park as winner of the Best Brownfield development in this year’s awards. The development pays respect to the site’s rich historical railway past that helped reinvent the area as a railway town during the industrial revolution.

“Many of the original features of the Royal train site have been well maintained, including the historical Royal Train Shed and elements of the Triangular Building and Grand Union Canal. Places for People has cleverly built stylish townhouses into the shell of the original train shed and many original features have been sympathetically incorporated into the new homes.”

High praise continued from the National Railway Heritage judges; “We have not seen a more immaculately presented project with such superb attention to detail in our experience and in the field of architecture and design we believe this entry is as close to perfection as it is possible to be."

John Saunders, Facilities Manager, at Places for People, added; “We are all thrilled to be presented with a further two awards from such esteemed names within the industry; it has been a fantastically successful year at the development seeing us win four major industry titles. Developing a site that has such historical significance was both complex and challenging and we are extremely proud of the end result. The development has created a new community comprising a variety of homes suitable for modern living whilst at the same time sympathetically preserving the history and heritage of the former railway site.”

“The aim with all our projects is to build places where people want to live, work and achieve their potential – to build communities alongside shops, restaurants, green space and employment facilities.”

2010 Awards:

-    ‘Best Large Development’ at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards.
-    The Ian Allan Publishing Award for the best overall entry at the National Railway Heritage Awards (last year it won the Modern Railways Restoration category)
-    Best Brownfield Development category at the What House? Awards 2010 (last year it was named Best Mixed Use Development in the country)
-    Places for People  as a whole was awarded the Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce Operational Excellence Award

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