We’re extremely proud to announce that our Halliday Lane development has been named as winner of the Residential Development Award in the Thames Valley Property Awards 2020.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Thames Valley Property Awards had to be cancelled, although the judges had selected the winners, and these have just been announced.
Ian Ashcroft, Lucy Real Estate CEO, said: “We’re delighted that Halliday Lane has received the Residential Development Award and express our thanks to the Thames Valley Property Awards and Gately Legal. We’re very proud of the development and that we were able to complement the style of the surrounding area, and include a range of sustainable features to help reduce energy consumption and improve the ecosystem. We hope that the new residents are enjoying their homes as much as we enjoyed building them.”
Halliday Lane was built in 2018 and comprises of 5 detached houses and 5 two-bedroom flats.
The development, which is located within the boundaries of Oxford City Centre, repurposed a brownfield site, that comprised redundant buildings and open land, and was formerly a well-known equestrian riding school. The name ‘Halliday Lane’ pays tribute to Pat Halliday, the former owner of the riding school, who was well-known in the area.
As well as winning the Thames Valley Property Award, the development also received a letter of recognition at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards in 2019, where it made the final round of judging, visited by the awards panel. They were delighted to see the provision of much needed and characterful residential accommodation.
Next to the site is the Old Manor House, a grade II listed 16th-century farmhouse. The design of Halliday Lane helps protect the views to and from the Old Manor House.
The new homes encompass architecture to compliment the Old Manor House. At the front of the site, one of the former stables has been converted to a barn-style home, adapted to fit the theme of the original riding school.
Our Strategy for Sustainable Homes
As part of our ongoing strategy to adopt new and greener technologies, we built in a range of features at Halliday Lane, to help improve our ecosystem. Sustainable homes are built to reduce energy consumption and reduce emissions that impact climate change.
All houses at Halliday Lane have air source heat pumps, a low-carbon, renewable heat source that is suitable for a wide range of homes.
Halliday Lane homes include electric car charging. Electric chargers allow homeowners to buy into electric vehicles (EV), contributing to a more sustainable lifestyle. Providing EV charging at home is cost-efficient, convenient, and safe. The provision of wiring for electric car chargers fits in with Oxford City Council’s zero-emission zone plan.
With a landscaping and ecology plan in mind, the site also features: several bat boxes, hedgehog houses, a nest for swallows, and bee bricks.
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You can see all the winners on the Business Magazine website.