Graven Hill awarded best residential development of the year

The UK’s largest custom and self-build development, Graven Hill, has been named the best residential development of the year by Oxfordshire property awards, Oxprop.

The Bicester-based development beat off stiff competition to win the award, recognising housing developments that manage to match the requirements of planners, as well as the local community, and help to fulfil the needs of Oxfordshire’s housing plans.

Award-winning project, ‘The Street’, is the first completed phase of Graven Hill, revolutionising how properties are designed and built. Graven Hill’s approach has become the prototype for similar local authority and private housebuilding developments throughout the UK and, once complete, the project will have delivered over 1,900 new homes.

Karen Curtin, managing director at Graven Hill, said: “The OxProp awards are a brilliant opportunity to showcase the projects at the heart of the Oxfordshire property community, so a win in this category is fantastic. We are extremely proud of the community that is taking shape at Graven Hill and the role we are playing in helping people to discover their perfect home. By promoting a high degree of design creativity and prioritising wellbeing, Graven Hill is fulfilling the dreams of many and boosting the local area.”

Adrian James, managing director of Adrian James Architects, designers of three of the ten houses on The Street, added: “The Street is a microcosm of the Graven Hill blueprint and is a celebration of creativity, design freedom, inclusivity, and community spirit. It demonstrates how the self-build process can become a choice for a far larger number of prospective homeowners in the future who want something more than the cookie-cutter boxes provided by the big housebuilders.”