Quebec Park wins best residential scheme in RICS Awards

We are excited to announce our Quebec Park development has won Best Residential Scheme in this year’s RICS Awards South East 2019, which showcases the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Quebec Park was the first residential development to deliver homes as part of the wider Whitehill & Bordon regeneration project in Hampshire. A former garrison town, it has now been transformed into a prosperous and sustainable ‘green’ town following the departure of the MOD in 2015.

Quebec Park consists of 100 two, three and four-bedroom homes, including coach-houses, terraces, townhouses and detached properties.

With the conversion of two existing barrack buildings into a community employment hub and café, the development will create 100 jobs for the local community.

RICS Awards judges praised the project team – Radian, Boulter Mossman, Architecture PLB and Drew Smith Ltd – for the effort made to create not just a housing development, but a self-sustaining community.

James Pennington, our Executive Director of Development said, “We are extremely honoured to have won Best Residential Scheme for our Quebec Park development. Not only does this award highlight the opportunities that this development has created but also the fact a community was created. We are proud that Quebec Park has made a difference to the residents of Whitehill and Bordon.”

Jonathan Rickard, Head of Radian Build said: “We are delighted to have won best residential scheme at this year’s RICS Awards. Working in partnership with Architecture PLB, Boulter Mossman and Drew Smith, we are proud to have created a development that not only preserves the military heritage of the area, but one that provides sustainable homes, employment opportunities and a long-lasting community.”

To deliver the 100 ‘low carbon homes’, Radian has worked with East Hampshire District Council to pilot the ‘Assured Performance Process (APP) developed by the National Energy Foundation. This process focuses on the performance gap between design and built homes, which the local authority hopes to roll out as part of future phases of the wider regeneration.

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The homes at Quebec Park boast the latest energy saving features built within the fabric of the homes, including state-of-the-art solar panels. These homes are also in walking distance of the newly improved Bordon inclosure.

“Thanks to a partnership work with Radian and other organisations the residents of these fabulous new homes are able to enjoy the latest-energy features, fantastic quality of life, with green spaces, employment opportunities, a new town centre and a more green, healthy and connected town.”

East Hampshire District Council have also won a prestigious Planning Award for delivering the Healthy New Town programme at Quebec Park. In March 2016, Whitehill and Bordon was one of ten towns across the country selected by NHS England to take part in the Healthy New Towns programme to show how towns can be designed to help residents live healthy, active and independent lifestyles and more than 20 organisations, including Radian joined forces with East Hampshire District Council to realise this vision.