High Wood in Lancaster has been named as Lancashire’s best development at the prestigious UK Property Awards.
Located in the grounds of the former Lancaster Moor Hospital, High Wood is a development of 197 new-build houses which have been constructed by Carlisle-based Story Homes and supported by the HCA.
Story Homes received planning permission for the development in May 2013, with the development supporting the conversion of the former hospital building and adjacent Campbell House into a mix of 135 apartments and townhouses.
Work started on the site in July 2013, including access improvements from Quernmore Road. The developers have worked closely with the HCA to ensure the successful redevelopment of the area into a new community, and the development also features outdoor space and new footpaths and cycle ways linking to existing networks. The HCA worked in partnership with Lancaster City Council and English Heritage to prepare the site for the development of the new homes.
It invested £3m through its Accelerated Land Disposal Programme to support a programme of enabling and infrastructure works.
Steve Errington, Chief Executive of Story Homes, said: “We are thrilled to have won in these industry awards. They recognise excellence across the board, and to win the award for Best Development in Lancashire is a very high accolade and recognition of our achievements.
“At Story Homes, we have hard-working and dedicated staff who follow our fundamental company aims of achieving the best quality house building in the areas in which people want to live.”