The Vincent wins at the Housing Design Awards 2021

The Vincent wins at the Housing Design Awards 2021

Later living specialist Pegasus secures prize for its later living community, The Vincent

Later living specialist Pegasus, part of Lifestory, has secured a coveted prize in the 2021 Housing Design Awards for its independent, later living community, The Vincent, in Bristol’s Redland neighbourhood.

The judges, drawn from a broad mix of professions, government departments and agencies, praised key elements of the design by award-winning architect Alford Hall Monaghan Morris.

Launched in 1948, the awards were established to reward better municipal post-war rebuilding and were subsequently opened up to market sale homes in 1960 by Harold Macmillan. The awards take into consideration new developments’ relationships to the neighbourhood, the appearance and design, sustainability in construction, finishes, detailing and workmanship.

The awards take into consideration new developments’ relationships to the neighbourhood, the appearance and design, sustainability in construction, finishes, detailing and workmanship

Mike Gill, regional managing director of Lifestory, said: “We are thrilled to win at the Housing Design Awards 2021. It is a great accolade as it is the only award promoted by all five major professional institutions, RICS, RIBA, RTPI, Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

“We would like to share our congratulations to the whole project team including the architects, Alford Hall Monaghan Morris and contractors, Blue Sky Building with whom Lifestory collaborated to accomplish a beautiful restoration of the Victorian building and the creation of two four- and five-storey modern terraces.

“Winning the award is a fantastic recognition to show that we have created exceptional homes and a beautiful community.”

Sympathetic refurbishment

Queen Victoria House was originally built in 1886 and has been sympathetically refurbished to preserve its rich heritage and accentuate its unique period features with the Victorian influence extending to the design of the newly-built terraces named Charlotte and Jacob.

The Grade II-listed obelisk was erected by past owner of the then Vincent Lodge, Jacob Wilcox Rickets in commemoration of Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales, and the terraces pay homage to this history.

The Vincent was last year awarded a Gold Star Civic Trust Award from Redland and Cotham Amenities Society. The awards celebrate good quality developments completed in the area that are clearly visible to the public.

The 64 apartments are spread across the three buildings with communal facilities of a wellness spa and gym, on-site restaurant and elegant owners’ lounge.

The buildings overlook the scenic and expansive grounds, and beyond The Vincent are leafy Redland and Clifton with lovely tree-lined paths leading to Clifton Village. While the bustling route along Whiteladies Road into the city centre helps to make this a desirable place to call home.

To find out about life at The Vincent, call the team on 0117 981 4352 or email thevincent@lifestory.group. Sales prices start from £375,000 to £1,250,000. Rental prices start from £2,220pcm.

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