Two Peabody New Homes developments have been awarded Highly Commended prizes at this year's First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Southmere was awarded Highly Commended for Best New Development in the South and Abbey Corner won the same award for Best Small Development. The recognition our developments received is all the more pleasing as The First Time Buyer Readers' Awards are decided by public vote, making these awards one of the most acclaimed in the industry.
The Best New Development in the South award, which Southmere was highly commended, is for the best development of any size in the South of England and is a highly competitive category recognising exceptional new homes that stand out from the crowd whilst remaining accessible to first time buyers.
Abbey Corner was recognised as an outstanding development for the Best Small Development. This prize rewards small developments that have used the best design and quality to create desirable, affordable and inspiring environments in which people wish to set up their first home. The developments that can qualify for it must have fewer than 30 homes.
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.
The development is situated in a vibrant lakeside setting where 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.
Homes at Southmere are designed with modern fittings and integrated appliances throughout and offer outdoor spaces with open-air balconies and terraces – some of which wrap around the apartment.
Abbey Wood station on the Elizabeth line is less than a 10-minute walk away making Southmere a community-focussed development benefiting from greenspaces while offering easy access into the capital.
Best Small Development - Abbey Corner
Abbey Corner comprises an impressive variety of house types and layouts designed with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of families of varying sizes and 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 master bedroom with a spa like en-suite bathroom offering parents their own retreat.
Homeowners at Abbey Corner can also enjoy private gardens, dedicated parking spaces and generous storage inside and out - all must haves for modern family life. And beyond the house itself, this family-focused development offers an extension of the existing community and traditional scenery of Colchester, with the delivery of additional communal green space and a children’s playground.
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