Custom Build Site Wins Award

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H2O Urban custom build project

Specialist waterfront developer H2O Urban has won a National Planning Award for its Aldcliffe Yard custom build site.

The scheme was named the winner of Best Housing Scheme thanks to its exemplar approach to development in a conservation area and the high quality, low cost solution to housing it provided.

The development of 14 family homes on the canal edge in the heart of Lancaster features a mixture of custom built houses and refurbished grade II listed historic stone buildings.

The judges also commended the scheme for its flexible and innovative development model, which allowed homeowners to specify a home to suit their individual needs, while maintaining a controlled external and internal design code.

H2O Urban’s contractor’s carried out the work – providing a less daunting, if less flexible, route to building your own home. The project was one of the first developments in the UK to include custom build as part of the mix.

All profit made from the site will help the Canal & River Trust to fund the repair and upkeep of the nation’s historic canals.


The waterside custom build properites and converted listed canal building

listed building kitchen

Converted canal building interior

Images: courtesy of H2O Urban

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