Exciting news this week as Peabody has been shortlisted for six First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. This is an amazing accomplishment to have so many of our developments recognised by the First Time Buyers magazine and shortlisted for the Readers' award.
These awards honour the very best in the property industry and celebrate companies that excel in supporting first time home buyers taking their first steps towards home ownership.
The winners of the First Time Buyer Awards are decided by the public. Voting is now open and you can vote for our developments below! The awards are on the 1st of September 2023.
Best Small Development - Abbey Corner
Designed by Hunters Architects, the development is built around traditional family friendly street scenes, interspersed with pockets of landscaped greenery featuring native flowers, trees and shrubs. A natural extension of the local community, Abbey Corner marries green space with Colchester’s distinctive character and architectural language, taking its identity from the surrounding area. Available in an impressive five different layouts and designs, from traditional two bedroom houses to three-storey homes with multiple parking spaces, Abbey Corner offers a unique mix of housing to create the true community feel families seek.Vote for Abbey Corner
Best First Time Buyer Family Home – Abbey Corner
Offering affordable homes in Colchester, Abbey Corner is a collection of 25 two and three bedroom family homes, available exclusively through shared ownership. Family living at Abbey Corner is best exemplified by The Spindle – a high-specification semi-detached three bedroom house perfectly meeting the demands of family life. Designed with flexibility in mind, this house type caters to all walks of family life, from generously sized bedrooms for the children, to spacious entertaining zones for the teenagers to have friends over or enjoy a Sunday roast with grandparents, together with an expansive main bedroom with a larger than normal en suite bathroom offering parents their own retreat.Vote for Abbey Corner
Best First Time Buyer Apartment – Newman Place
Offering the opportunity to buy an affordable home just south of Oxford’s evocative skyline and cobbled streets, Newman Place is a collection of 162 one to four bedroom homes for shared ownership, part of a 100% affordable development bringing 270 high-quality new homes to Oxford. The Oak two bedroom apartments are designed with flexibility in mind, featuring a large open-plan living area, which extends to a covered balcony, while the second bedroom could be used as a home office, gym or cinema room. Statement wide-planked flooring features throughout, while kitchens are equipped with A-rated appliances and available in three colourways.Vote for Newman Place
Best Show Home – Zone at Oval Village
Offering an unmissable opportunity to live in the heart of the capital without the astronomical cost, is Peabody’s shared ownership offering at Berkeley’s iconic Oval Village development.The open-plan kitchen, living and dining space demonstrates how first time buyers can socialise, relax and work at home. With an Instagram-worthy walk-in wardrobe, contemporary Jack & Jill bathroom and spacious balcony, every detail of the home has been selected to show what is achievable at Zone. Carefully designed to be easily replicable, video content demonstrates the home’s transformation from an empty unit to enviable apartment. Achieving an aspirational yet accessible look, Apartment 75 will excite and inspire homeowners.Vote for Zone at Oval Village
Best Large Development – New Mansion Square
Part of Battersea Power Station – one of London’s most iconic and historic landmarks as well as one of the most prominent new neighbourhoods in the UK – New Mansion Square is a beautiful collection of studio, one and two bedroom shared ownership homes. New Mansion Square gives first time buyers an affordable route to homeownership and offers them so much more than just a place to live, in a prime Zone 1 location. Offering a unique sense of community, the development hosts a dedicated concierge service designed to help effortless living – from collecting parcels, holding keys, to helping with general queries, alongside a new NHS medical centre, cultural space, play area and flexible workspace for both residents and the local community to benefit from.Vote for New Mansion Square
Best New Development in The South – Southmere
Part of Peabody’s 30-year regeneration plan for Thamesmead, Southmere is an exciting addition to an established neighbourhood that offers the local community a new public square, state-of-the-art public library and community spaces, an enhanced commercial offering and over 500 new homes. Set in a vibrant lakeside setting, Southmere residents have access to exclusive amenities including a landscaped podium garden, convenient concierge services, a calming residents’ lounge featuring a cosy snug space to watch films, and dedicated co-working spaces. Shared ownership apartments are unapologetic in design with modern fittings and integrated appliances throughout.Vote for Southmere
Peabody again looks forward to being part of the awards night, which is now an industry-established event recognising the best in the business.
Voting for the First Time Buyer awards is done solely by the public with voting live now. We hope you support our shortlisted developments, and expect another great night a the awards on the 1st of September 2023!