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St. Modwen Homes, the housebuilder behind the Littlecombe development in Dursley, received the top accolade at a national award ceremony last week, winning Best Small Housebuilder in the UK.

The developer also won Best House Design for Three Storeys or Fewer at the Housebuilder Awards; an annual event that celebrates the very best in UK housebuilding. The awards are held by the HBF (Home Builders Federation), in partnership with the NHBC (National House-Building Council).

The judges commented that St. Modwen Homes demonstrated a commitment to innovation, improvement and excellence and had an imaginative approach to housebuilding, which in turn has, and will, benefit customers, employees and suppliers alike.

Guy Gusterson, managing director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been named Best Small Housebuilder at the recent Housebuilder Awards.

“To have won this award despite the fact that St. Modwen Homes was formed just over two years ago demonstrates how much the company has achieved in such a short space of time. We now have five active developments across the UK, including Littlecombe, and have sold out at a further two sites in the last few months alone. This recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of the St. Modwen Homes team and our commitment to delivering award-winning homes across the country.”

St. Modwen Homes received the awards for its carefully considered approach to housebuilding, designing each individual house with unique features so that the properties take full advantage of the developments’ surroundings. The judges were impressed by the light and airy feel of the houses, emphasised by floor to ceiling windows, glazing around the front doors and vaulted ceilings in some of the properties. At Littlecombe, there are currently 11 house types available – with additional variations in external elevations – ranging from two bedroom semi-detached houses to four bedroom detached properties.

St. Modwen Homes claimed the award over competition from other long-established developers including Taylor Wimpey, Redrow and Crest Nicholson.

Guy said: “We take great pride in the design of our houses and are delighted that this has been recognised by one of the industry’s leading organisations. Working closely with our architects, we have put in a lot of effort to make sure that our properties boast practical, intelligent and attractive designs, ensuring that they really stand out against others in the marketplace, particularly for the price.”

When complete, Littlecombe will boast 94 luxury properties, many of which boast outstanding views across Stinchcombe Hill and the Cotswolds Edge and a selection border the upper reaches of the River Cam. Alongside the extreme care being taken over the appearance of the homes, the properties are also being built to an EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating.

The housebuilding brand of St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen Homes was established just over two years ago and now has sites located across the UK, including Locking Parklands in Weston-super-Mare and Edison Place in Rugby.

House are currently for sale at Littlecombe, priced from £215,000 for a three bedroom semi-detached house. The marketing suite, located off Lister Road, off Kingshill Lane (GL11 4BA) is open 10am to 5pm Thursday to Monday inclusive. For further information call 0844 243 4747 or visit