Three top design awards for East Thames

East Thames Group has scooped three awards at the 2013 Sunday Times British Homes Awards, recognised as the UK’s most prestigious awards for design and construction excellence.

East Thames’ VIVO development (pictured) in Stepney Green took home two awards for Best Social Housing and Best Apartment Building, while the Group’s retirement development Dreywood Court won the award for Best Age-Restricted Development at last Friday’s award ceremony.

VIVO, delivered by East Thames and private developer First Base, is a £70million apartment building designed by renowned architects Levitt Bernstein. VIVO is made up of 462 high quality homes for shared ownership, outright sale and social rent. VIVO forms part of the wider £220million regeneration of the Ocean Estate, delivered in partnership by East Thames and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Dreywood Court is a retirement community, developed by East Thames in partnership with the London Borough of Havering. The development offers 98 apartments for social rent and shared ownership for those aged 55 and over. Onsite personal care and support is also available at the scheme for those who need it, along with a wide range of communal facilities and activities which aim to create a sense of community and independence.

East Thames Director of Development and Property, Geoff Pearce, said:

“Wining three awards at such a prestigious event means a great deal to us. It recognises the high quality and innovative design of our homes.”