Assael wins first Private Rented award at Housing Design Awards

Our development at 19–27 Young Street in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has picked up first place at the prestigious annual housing awards that celebrate public housing, design and layout.

Young Street has been awarded a Housing Design Award for the Private Rented Category. It is one of the first schemes in the capital to be specifically designed for the Build to Rent sector and to win an award.

The proposed development will replace an existing 1960’s car park located between the busy restaurants and shops of the civic Kensington High Street to the north and the quiet residential Kensington Square to the south. It provides a mix of 53 new homes that will be rented, managed and maintained by Grainger plc.

Director, John Badman commented: “The project has consistently been underpinned by a very clear brief – to design a residential building that will be rented for the next 125 years. We are delighted that the Housing Design Awards has recognised Young Street as one of the first purpose designed PRS buildings in London. The design has been developed working with a committed client, local authority and local residents to deliver an elegant and contextual building that sits on the edge of one of London’s oldest residential squares. We look forward to the project starting on site at the end of 2014.”


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