Building for Life is the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods and is led by CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) and the Home Builders Federation.
Ian Potts, ADG managing director, said: “These prestigious awards mean these housing schemes rank among the very best in the country, with just 20 gold awards having been given out nationwide, and 35 silvers.
“They also demonstrate the breadth and depth of ADG’s expertise, whether it’s breathing new life into historic listed buildings or designing striking contemporary schemes that complement their setting. We’re delighted with the achievement and it’s a credit to the whole team.”
ADG’s Astor Court scheme for Cedar Homes in Looe Street in Plymouth won a gold award for giving “new life to an attractive building, providing 24 homes and making a valuable contribution to the revival of the Plymouth Barbican area”, according to CABE.
The scheme is set in the historical Grade Two listed building of The Virginia House Settlement, which was founded by Lord and Lady Astor in 1925.
ADG’s contemporary Evolution Cove scheme on Durnford Street at the entrance to the historic Stonehouse peninsula scooped a silver award.
The project, for developers Standerton House, includes a café, office and new shop unit on the ground floor levels, with 58 apartments to the upper levels and below ground car parking. ADG worked closely with both Plymouth City Council and English Heritage to arrive at a high quality design solution.
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