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National award for Swindon housing development Hayfield Wood

Hayfield Wood in Broad Blunsdon has scooped a prize at the 41st annual WhatHouse? Awards, while developer Hayfield has been crowned Housebuilder of the Year.
A bronze award for Best Interior Design was presented to Hayfield Wood for its dramatic and stunning monochrome five-bedroom Hanwell show home.

Hayfield then went on to take the top prize in the coveted Best Medium Housebuilder category, and also won Housebuilder of the Year – the biggest accolade in the new homes industry.

The event – dubbed The Oscars of the Housebuilding Industry – was held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel in London, attended by over 1,500 industry peers. Sports presenter Claire Balding OBE hosted the event, alongside highly decorated Olympian Sir Chris Hoy MBE.

The WhatHouse? judges report for the Best Interior Design Award said: “On a village development of 70 homes with a massive tree-planting programme and a wildflower meadow, Hayfield is building the family homes of the future, with sound-proofed studies, electric car charging, and underfloor heating.

“We like the consistency of the design language, from the fixtures and fittings to the interior design. The monochrome theme is combined with softer neutral accents to layer up the spaces against the black and white backgrounds. This creates a calming atmosphere, while delivering striking contrasts and richness. This is a calm and restful interior that suits the location and the design of the home.”

Nearly 80 per cent of Hayfield Wood’s 70 houses and bungalows have already been sold off-plan. Each home benefits from a room with sound-reducing insulation to create the perfect home office.

All homes also feature ultra-fast broadband connectivity, an electric car charging point and underfloor heating. A new woodland being planted by Hayfield will feature 4,755 native trees and shrubs, and the 16-acre scheme will also include a new community shop, café and wildflower meadow.

Andy Morris, managing director of Hayfield said: “We are ecstatic and immensely proud to have been awarded Housebuilder of the Year at the 41st WhatHouse? Awards!

“This accolade is usually awarded to a housebuilder that has been established for a lot longer than our five years. This ‘best of the best’ award is fiercely contested, so we feel very honoured to have received such glowing praise from the panel of industry judges. We are also delighted with the brilliant recognition for Hayfield Wood.”

Hayfield Wood is located off Sams Lane in the old historic core of Broad Blunsdon, close to local amenities and schooling. Prices for the current release of three and four-bedroom houses range from £345,000 to £595,000.

A ‘handyman for a day’ is provided to all purchasers, and Hayfield’s exclusive Key Worker Discount of £5,000 is available across the development to all those who are eligible.

The collection of homes features Hayfield’s luxurious specification, including bespoke Manor Interiors kitchens, ROCA and Laufen bathrooms, Minoli ceramic tiles, heritage bronze ironmongery, key lighting features and Farrow & Ball paint.

Hayfield Wood has been designed around an array of mature trees that are being retained and incorporated within the expansive development area.

Meanwhile, the newly planted woodland will stretch to well over an acre, creating a natural landscape buffer with the neighbouring 13th Century St Leonard’s Church.

Broad Blunsdon lies six miles north of the centre of Swindon, with the A419 forming the village’s southern boundary. Following thorough analysis of the existing high-quality architectural vernacular, the selection of house designs are being constructed in a mix of red brick and reconstituted stone, taking inspiration from traditional properties in the village.

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10.01.2022