Derwenthorpe wins “Best Large Residential Development” at York Design Awards


Posted on5 Jul 2017

Yet another award for Phase Two of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust's pioneering Derwenthorpe development. It was presented at this summer’s York Design Awards.

The second phase of the Derwenthorpe site is more commonly known to the community as Lotherington Quarter. It won the prize for Best Large Residential Development.

The award was presented at this week’s ceremony, held at York Racecourse. It was decided on by an independent panel of four internationally respected judges.

This award was shared with another separate development - The Chocolate Works. It is built on the site of the old Terry’s chocolate factory.

Each award is based on various aspects. These are quality of design and build, context, materials and workmanship, sustainability, and ability to delight.

This news adds to an already successful summer for Derwenthorpe and its designers Studio Partington. In May, Phase One of the development received a leading industry award for sustainability. It was presented by the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), at the Yorkshire Awards.

In response to this latest round of good news, Joel Owen, JRHT’s  Deputy Director of Development and Asset Management, said:

“Derwenthorpe demonstrates how great design can provide the building blocks to deliver high quality, affordable and sustainable communities. We are delighted to receive a York Design Award. We are very much looking forward to submitting another entry next year.”