A £40 MILLION renovation scheme in Lincolnshire has been named as Residential Scheme of the Year in prestigious property awards – The Bricks 2015.
Developer Mabec and Lincolnshire’s premier estate agent, Pygott & Crone, took the title at East Midlands Business Link’s award ceremony at sponsor Smith Cooper’s offices in Derby last week.
St John’s Village in Bracebridge Heath is a Grade II listed building being brought back to life by developer Mabec creating 106 new homes and apartments – 67 of which will be new builds.
Mark Elliott, director at Mabec, said: “We are really pleased that St John’s has been recognised as a prime development in the East Midlands. This is a hugely exciting project which has taken a vast amount of resources and expertise to turn it into the site it is today.
“This is the second award win we have received for St John’s as our site manager won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Best Site Manager Award.
“St John’s is such an iconic building and we are pleased to have been able to empathetically renovate the site. It is an expensive and lengthy process but we want to achieve a stunning end product for generations to enjoy.”
This is the first year that The Bricks have run, acting as a platform for the best in the East Midlands property industry to showcase their portfolio of work.
Tim Downing, senior partner at Pygott & Crone, said: “Mabec has done a fantastic job in bringing St John’s back to life. The site has an incredible history and is stunning to walk around.
“The old parts of the former hospital building have been turned into apartments and high quality new builds provide spacious homes for families. There are already a number of new home owners living on the site and they are really enjoying the unique living environment it offers.”
Also shortlisted for the residential scheme of the year award title was AIB Investments, Epperstone Developments, and Waters Homes.
The Mabec team have more than 50 years’ experience in property development, the last decade being dedicated to the regeneration of older buildings in the East Midlands.