Spire View Development Wins Regional Award

We are delighted to announce that Spire View, our exclusive contemporary development, has won the Insider Property Award 2020 for North East Residential Development of the Year 2020.

Our sister company, Marikal Ltd, acted as developers and BDN Ltd were the main architects onboard. 

Humbledon Hill is located in Humbledon, Sunderland, on the Northern edge of the Plains Farm district. The development consists of 8 unique, bespoke designed 5-bedroom houses, boasting unparalleled views stretching from Seaburn to Penshaw monument. 

A large proportion of the site is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, meaning the development was proposed as a contextual response to the sensitive site. The site had become over-grown, derelict and was subject to several anti-social issues.

Despite the delicate nature of the location, the proposals achieved full planning permission and unanimous support from the planning committee members. 

Built using modern construction methods, and with energy efficiency at its core, this development has improved the overall housing offer in Sunderland. We were also impressed with the fact that it is an exemplar for sustainable living standards and as such is a development that truly stands out.”

The Judging Panel
North East Property Awards 2020

Judging factors included the delivery of the project on time and budget, contribution to the local area, any planning or site difficulties overcome, design quality and commercial success since becoming operational. 

The independent panel of expert judges praised the modern construction methods utilised, stating ‘it is also an exemplar when it comes to sustainable living standards and would stand up against developments locally, regionally and nationally for innovation, design values and quality’ 

The restoration of Simpson Street School is the latest in a long line of projects that the firm is involved in in Sunderland, having worked on designs and engineering for Spire View, Ashburne House and the Walled Garden Roker, and has recently been commissioned to work on the redesign of Mackie’s Corner.  BDN was recently appointed to by Sunderland City Council to support an ambitious £59m housing development programme across the city.

We would like to especially thank and congratulate all involved who helped execute this project to the highest standards: Northumbria University, (Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants), Jenny Ludman (Planning Consultants), Eco North (Ecologists), Arc Environmental (Geotechnical Engineers), Pre Construct Archeology (Archaeologists) and iPRT Transport Planning Group (Traffic Consultants) 

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