Places for People has won a major accolade at the prestigious Housebuilder Awards which celebrates the very best in UK housebuilding. In its 17th year, the awards recognises excellence in all aspects of the sector, including customer satisfaction, design, regeneration and sustainability, in a ceremony hosted by comedian Tom Allen.

Demonstrating excellence in design for four storeys or more, 55 Degrees North secured the top prize beating off stiff competition from across the UK, with the judges applauding the approach to deliver this stunning waterfront development.

55 Degrees North, which is located in Granton, features a range of new homes which are designed to make the most of its stunning location, whilst prioritising high-quality design and meeting local buyers’ needs. The development also includes office and retail space as well as educational, cultural, leisure facilities and open space.

The range of townhouses, apartments and duplexes have been carefully positioned to maximise sunlight and views of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, or the castle and city centre to the south. The interiors also embrace what’s outside with flexibility built in to ensure the homes can adapt to meet people’s changing lifestyles. Externally, a simple palette of materials gives the development a distinctive and contemporary appearance.

Willie Lockhart, Regional Managing Director of Places for People in Scotland, said: “This is an outstanding achievement and one of the highest levels of recognition for the development.

“As a leading placemaker, we continue to deliver a range of quality affordable homes across the UK and we are delighted to be recognised for the design of our 55 Degrees North development, in these highly regarded awards.

“As a team, we are proud to play our part in delivering these communities, developments and homes. This is well-deserved recognition of the talents of everyone involved, who share our vision for building places where people will want to live.”

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